Monday, 25 August 2008

Poetry Divas at Electric Picnic

Yes, here is the official announcement. Electric Picnic goes all literary.

You heard it here first. The Poetry Divas will be making unscheduled and opportunistic appearances in the Body and Soul Arena during Saturday and Sunday of Electric Picnic. This weekend so make your way to Stradbally Co Laois and get your fill.

Supporting Literary acts for The Poetry Divas include Booker Prize Winners Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright in the Leviathan Marquee.

The four writers who will take part in The Irish Times/ Amnesty reading on Saturday are Roddy Doyle, Hugo Hamilton, Kevin Barry and Ann Marie Hourihane.
4pm to 5.30pm.
Anne Enright , Claire Keegan, Glenn Patterson, and actor Mark O'Halloran, will read their work on Sunday between 4.30pm and 6pm, Both readings will be followed by a panel discussion on human rights issues hosted by Hugh Linehan of The Irish Times.

The Arts Council's Words and Music Stage mixes and mingles music and literature. Saturday at 4pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 4pm. Eclectic sets of readers and writers. See the Irish Times article here

Poetry Ireland are sponsoring readings from John Corless, Kevin Higgins and Máighréad Medbh. And there's also a poetry slam session.

All are welcome to enjoy the sensation that is The Poetry Divas.

1 comment:

BarbaraS said...

Who are these lovely ladies?