Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Dromineer Literary Festival

The Fifth Annual Dromineer Literary Festival.
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October.
The winners of the poetry and short story competitions will be announced and works read to the audience at the festival launch on Friday 3rd October.
Competition rules and entry details are available here.

Poetry Competition
Judge: Tony Curtis - the Irish one
Tony will also host a poetry writing workshop for adults on Saturday 4th October at Lough Derg Yacht Club.

Shirt Story Competition
Judge: John Maher.
John will also host a short story writing workshop for adults on Saturday 4th October.

The meet the author session on Saturday night, 4th October will feature James Ryan and Brendan Lynch.

Teenager workshop. Students from from local secondary schools will take part in a workshop with Ré O’Laighleis, whose works are on both the junior & leaving certificate syllabus. Ré will read from his work, while also conducting a workshop on the structure and elements of contemporary writing.

Children's poetry Competition:
Judge: Mary Arrigan
Mary will hold writing and reading workshops on Saturday 4th October.

Our unique Sunday experience is a must when visiting Dromineer. You can’t visit Lough Derg without going afloat. On Sunday afternoon, October 5th on board the passenger vessel The Spirit of Killaloe, an audience will get the opportunity to listen to memoirs read by Diarmuid Brethnach, featuring Hugo Hamilton’s The Speckled People.

To close the festival the committee has invited the Nenagh Players to perform Scotts Letters on Sunday 5th October.


BarbaraS said...

I like the 'Shirt Story Competition,' is that where you write something off your back... ;)

I'd not heard of this festival, so I'm thinking it might be one to try :) I met Tony Curtis at a reading in Drogheda once. Great poems and lovely man.

Emerging Writer said...

I'm sure there's another pun there but I'm too knsckered to think of it...Tony Curtis was the first person to tell me my poem was good enough to send out - my first publication, Poetry Ireland, so I worship the man