Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Earagail Arts Festival

Donegal get it on.

When: 4 - 19 July
Where: Donegal

Dé Satharn 11ú / Saturday 11th - €10/€8 per workshop / performance
Caisleán Ghleann Bheithe /
Glenveagh Castle, Drawing Room
2pm - 4pm Poetry Workshop with Aifric Mac Aodha
4pm - 6pm Script writing Workshop with Peter Salisbury
8pm - 10pm Poetry and music with Celia De Fréine, Paul Perry, Nessa O’Mahony and Dermot Mc Laughlin

A bi-lingual celebration of spoken word and literature at Glenveagh Castle, in the shadow of the Seven Sisters - seven peaks of the Derryveagh mountain range - with readings and music by some of Ireland’s leading writers and poets including the Patrick Kavanagh Award winner Celia de Fréine and The Hennessy New Irish Writer awardee Paul Perry, Aifric Mac Aodha and Peter Salisbury. Writer in Residence at the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies at UCD, Nessa O’Mahony, will be accompanied by the renowned traditional musician, producer, broadcaster and writer Dermot Mc Laughlin for a very special peak performance in one of West Donegal’s most scenic locations.

Saturday 18th - €10/€8 per workshop/ performance
Rathmullan, Rathmullan House Hotel
11.30am Writer’s in Conversation - Hosted by Dermot Bolger
1.30pm Writer’s Workshop with Brian Keenan
3.30pm Poetry Workshop with Cathal Mc Cabe
8.00pm Poetry Performance with Jennifer Johnston /
Dermot Bolger / Cathal Mc Cabe

A day of readings, workshops and conversation about the business of writing, curated and introduced by Dermot Bolger with Brian Keenan, Jennifer Johnston and Cathal McCabe. Hosted in the stately surroundings of Rathmullan House, the day-long series of events will be presented across 4 individual sessions designed for aspiring writers, fans and those just passionate about literature.

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