Thursday, 23 July 2009

Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival

This Kildare based festival has been running for years. It does have a clique-y whiff about it and GMH is not my favourite poet, not even up there. Although who wouldn't like Manley as a middle name? Really? How cool would that be?

I'm too good to them really. Their website isn't working, the discover Ireland link is the best I could find or this one AND they didn't think to ask me to read. As well known Kildare poet. Imagine! Actually, I'm a little busy that week but anyway.

When: 25 July 2009 - 31 July 2009
Where: Monasterevin, County Kildare,
Contact: Telephone:+353 (0)45 43 3613, Fax:+353 (0)45 43 4648 (does anyone still use Fax?)

XArt Exhibitions: leading Irish Artists including Michael Kane, Benedict Byrne, Eva Kelly, Daniel Lipstein ...Music: Traditional Music and Poetry with Frankie Gavin and Desmond Egan; Classical Music Concert in Baronial Hall, Moore Abbey; Poetry Readings: Salah Niazi (Iraq); Giorgos Chouliaras (Greece); David Axelrod (USA); Vicki Rhomberg (Austria); Enrice Joncosa (Spain); Tomas Salmun (Slovenia); and Irish poets.; Workshops: Creative Writings; Film; Words and Music – Song Writing; Tie Dying and more; Lectures: Patrick Samway (USA); Miho Tagahashi (Japan); Field-trips to Maynooth University, Glasnevin and Emo; Catherine Phillips (UK); Robert Welch (N.I.); Brian Arkins (Ireland); Ciaran O Hare (N.I.); Alan Riach (Scotland) and others.

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