One week to go!!

Street Poems, Strokestown, April 2017

One week to go!

A quick update on the highlights of Strokestown Poetry Festival 2017: –

James Harpur poet and winner of The Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize 2016, will give a talk and workshop over the week end. Sarah Clancy page and performance poet from Galway will perform on Thursday 27th.

A conversation between Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and broadcaster Vincent Woods with music by Patsy Hanly and John Carty will be on Saturday 29th. A talk by James Harpur ‘Flights of Imagination’ on Saturday 29th; a workshop by Paddy Bushe the 2017 Poetry Now winner – Friday 28th, plus a conversation between Paddy Bushe and Doireann Ní Ghríofa (this year’s Rooney Prize winner) on the challenges of writing in both Irish and English – Sun 30th.

For the first time ever, we will have a Live recording of Sunday Miscellany on Monday 1st May.

We will also have readings by:

Maura Dooley, Cathal O’Searcaigh, Jessamine O’Connor, Patrick Maddock, Michéal O Ruairc, Simon Lewis, Seosamh Ó Murchú, Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin, Eamon McGuinness, Celia de Fréine, Beatrice Garland, Geraldine Clarkson, Pnina Shinebourne, Majella Cullinane, Bríd Ní Mhóráin, Jacqueline Saphra, John Murphy, Geraldine Mitchell….

In addition, we will have: –

6 book launches

5 competitions

3 workshops

3 children’s events

1 film

1 exhibition

1 Live recording of Sunday Miscellany…….

For further information the programme can be downloaded here

Most events are free, but those requiring tickets can be purchased here

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