Monday 30 September 2013

Some All Ireland Poetry Day events

First of all me.
I'm reading at the Irish Writers' Centre

Thursday 3rd October 2013 11.40am

A day-long (10am to 4pm) of poetry by some of Ireland's finest poets is at the centre of Poetry Ireland's celebration of All Ireland Poetry Day
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Francis Ledwidge: WWI Irish Nationalist War Poet - Talk
18:30, Wednesday 2nd October at the National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
On the eve of the All Ireland Poetry Day teacher, writer and performance artist Miriam Kilmurry will examine the place of Francis Ledwidge among the canons of WWI literature in her talk "Francis Ledwidge: WWI Irish Nationalist War Poet". Admission is free and no booking required.

Dean Crowe Theatre, in collaboration with Athlone Literary Festival, will host an open mic poetry night with music on Thurs Oct 3 at 7:30pm in the Dean Crowe, Athlone.
Poet/Writer John Sexton will open the evening followed with readings from Micheal Corrigan, Niall O’Connor, Michéal Kearney, Michael Corrigan, Éabha Rose, Declan Finneran, Amy Barry, Patrick Carton...and more....

1pm - Highlanes Gallery, Dundalk
'Variations on a Theme of Change, Transformation and Alchemy' is the theme chosen for a special lunchtime gallery event to mark All Ireland Poetry Day. Five Drogheda poets, Susan Connelly, Patrick Dillon, Roger Hudson, Marie MacSweeney and John O'Rourke, will present poems that explore the various aspects of change. All are welcome and admission is free, with people free to come and go.
8pm - Anaverna House, Ravensdale, Dundalk
A poetry reading with Enda Coyle-Greene and Richard W. Halperin. There will also be a musical interval and readings from the Dundalk writers' circle.


12pm - Laracor Graveyard
1pm - St Patrick's Cathedral, Trim
4pm - Ledwidge Museum, Slane
5pm - O'Reilly Memorial, Dowth
The Boyne Writers Group invite you to join them in celebrating the poetic heritage of Meath. They are holding a series of four readings to celebrate two Meath-born poets and two who spent many years in the county: F.R. Higgins, Jonathan Swift, Francis Ledwidge and John Boyle O'Reilly.
Join them at any or all of the venues, listen to or read poems by these poets and others of your choice.

8pm - Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer
The Dromineer Literary Festival presents a poetry reading with Michael Longley, Mark Roper and Jennifer Matthews.

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