Monday, 24 January 2011

Wild Geese

Fancy Strangford, Co. Down?

Wild Geese Festival 2011
Poetry, Story & Song
5 February

Some new names here for me. But Maggie's always worth a listen as is Sinead Morrisey.

Write! Down welcomes all visitors to Strangford on Saturday, 5th February to celebrate writing in all its forms at our fifth Wild Geese Festival.

Programme: Saturday 5th February 2011

Inverbrena Hall, Kildare Street, Strangford (except for concert)
11.00 Welcome
11.15 1st Annual Wild Geese Lecture – ‘On Flight’ Damian Smyth
12.00 Launches – ‘I am a Horse’ Kate Newmann; ‘Purse of Shadows’ Heather Newcombe;
‘Secret of the Mince Pies’ Monica Haughey
1.00 Break

2.30pm-4.00pm – Writing Workshops
Take a writing workshop.. Book a place with your preferred facilitator IN ADVANCE – email (please indicate if you wish to attend the evening event as tickets are limited and a number are held for workshop participants and, if you can, we’d request a voluntary contribution of £10 on the day).

Choose from:
Paul Maddern - Creative Writing
Ruth Carr - Creative Writing
Hannah Slattne – Scriptwriting
Brigid O’Neill - Singing Workshop

4.30pm-6.30pm – Readings
Shared readings from workshops
Templar readings – Jane Weir, Maggie O Dwyer, Paul Maddern, Olive Broderick

8.30pm – Concert, The Church, Old Court, Strangford
Evening Event of spectacular poetry, music and song in the historic and beautifully situated Church at Old Court. Featuring poet Sinead Morrissey and Seamie O Dowd, music and more. The church is a small space which will hold a maximum of 120, so book early. Tickets, priced £10/conc £8, are available at Kevin Óg’s, The Square, Strangford. Phone 00 44 (0)28 4488 1377.
Workshop participants please indicate whether you will be attending the evening event when booking your workshop.

The festival is supported by the Down Arts Centre and Poetry Ireland, and is one of a necklace of festivals of literature in the north of Ireland, which links Strangford to the Let me take you to the island Festival in Rathlin Island, the Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival at the Summer Palace in Kilcar.

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