Friday, 30 May 2008


Some up and coming festivals from Poetry Ireland.

Iniscealtra Festival of Arts | 23 May - 2 June
Who: Theo Dorgan, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Eamon Cagney and Ruth Marshall.
What: workshops, exhibitions, music performances, talks and lectures

Listowel Writers Week | May 28 - June 1
Who: Seamus Heaney, Anne Enright, Hugo Hamilton, Lloyd Jones, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Eileen Sheehan, Billy Roche, Caroline Lynch, Pat Boran, Mary Lawson, John Banville, John Boyne and John F Deane.
What: workshops, readings, talks, networking

Colm Cille Summer School | 3 - 9 June
Who: Dermot Sommers, Gabriel Rosenstock, Paddy Bushe and Anne Hartigan.

Force 12 Writers Festival | 6- 8 June
Who: Kevin Higgins, Geraldine Mills, Maurice Harmon, Seamus Cashman, Frank Goldman and Anne Hartigan.

Spréacha | 9 - 15 June
What:Arts festival for children in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, featuring circus acts, visual art and storytelling.

Bloomsday Festival 2008 | 9-16 June
What: Bloomsday breakfast and outdoor readings across Dublin.
Who: Senator David Norris will perform his one-man show at the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire.

Dublin Writers Festival | 11-15 June
Who: Ian Rankin, Colin Bateman, Tom Stoppard, JP Donleavy, Harry Clifton, Marian Keyes and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.

Cork Midsummer Festival | June 15 - July 5
What: Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape, Conor McPherson's The Seafarer, and the theatrical carnival, Sensazione.

Strandhill Summerfest | 25 - 27 July
What: Strandhill Summerfest is a weekend workshop for writers of all ages and levels.
Who: Órfhlaith NÍ Chonaill, Ted Deppe, Annie Deppe and Joe Kearney

Féile na Gréine/Solstice Arts Festival 21 - 23 July
Who: Pat Boran, Celia de Fréine and Aonghas Mac Neacail.

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