Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Poetry Now Festival

Here's the programme for the Poetry Now Festival - always worth a trip. And you can go to that fabulous second hand bookshop too.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Poetry Now Festival 2008.
THURS 3rd of April
1pm Poem-Springing: A Talk on Poems and Poetry by Belinda McKeon, DLR Poetry Now Curator - Free Event

8.30pm Keynote Address by Ruth Padel
Hooked Atoms and the Rustle in the Undergrowth: The Movement and Physicality of Words €18/14/12

FRI 4th of April
6.30pm Bernard O'Donoghue, Antonella Anedda and Jamie McKendrick €14/10/8
8.30pm Seamus Heaney and Special Guest €20/15/12

SAT 5th of April
2pm The Irish Times Poetry Now Award Announcement
Free Event
6.30pm Alan Gillis & Meghan O'Rourke & Dalgit Nagra €14/10/8
8.30pm George Szirtes & Henri Cole & Mimi Khalvati €20/15/12

SUN 6th of April
12 noon The Strong Reading €7/5
4pm Brian Turner & Sinead Morrissey & Kei Miller €10/8



econgirl said...

Where is the fabulous second hand bookshop?? I'm intrigued :)

Emerging Writer said...

I was slightly lost when I found it. Somewhere on the main street. Impossible to visit without purchasing.

Poetry said...

Thanks for the mention - there are also some additional events at the festival, including a centenary celebration of Theodore Roethke with the poets Thomas McCarthy and Richard Murphy, a debate on the audience for poetry with several Irish and international poets and editors, and a free event in association with International PEN on the Sunday afternoon, which will feature most of our participating poets. You can see more on the festival website at www.poetrynow.ie

(PS, emerging writer, do you have a contact email? )

Emerging Writer said...

Hi Poetry,

Sounds like a great line up. I'm reluctant to release my email in the blog...I'm trying to stay a little anonymous in case future employers google me and find how much I blog! What's your contact and I'll email you.