Wednesday, 15 October 2008

6th Smurfit Samhain International Poetry Festival - 15 - 19 October 2008

Here's one for anyone in or near Donegal this weekend. The literary highlights
Gortahork, Co Donegal, Rep of Ireland from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th October 2008

Wednesday 15th October 2008
8pm Adm: €25

"The Lyric Cry - An Guth Glé"

An Leabhar Mór is a glowing tribute to the bardic tradition, a compendium of marvels from the past and the present. Gabriel Rosenstock, one of Ireland’s foremost writers, reads from this illuminating collection and invites some featured poets to join him in an evening of bardic enchantment.
The evening will continue with jazz by Richard Druce and Neil Buckley in Maggie Dan’s Pizzeria and wine bar till late.

Friday 17th October 2008
8pm Adm: €10

"Face to Face with Colmcille"

Brian Lacy, consummate chronicler of our past brings Colmcille, an ancient bard and crosser of borders back to life in this heady, hypnotic talk.

Saturday 18th October Workshops

Workshop admission is €45 which includes lunch
10am to 12 noon

Creative writing workshop with Aonghas Dubh MacNeacail with emphasis on poetry in song.
2pm to 4pm

Workshop: Writing for radio

With Gerda Stevenson with emphasis on the dramatisation of your writing/poetry for radio.

Saturday 18th October 2008
8pm Adm: €10

"A Stillness of Mind, a Strength of Heart"

Aonghas MacNeacail, the great Gaelic poet of Scotland, broods on the past and present with gusto and greann. Like Sorley McLean he has attuned the bardic tradition to the needs of today. Tonight this magisterial poet will be accompanied by the superbly gifted Gerda Stevenson.
Booking: 086 1088397 / 086 3793503

1 comment:

Ken Armstrong said...

Brooding with Gusto. That's the course for me :)