Poetry Festival

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Bailieborough Poetry Festival Programme of events (watch for regular updates)

THURSDAY 4th October-Bailieborough Library 7pm.

Official opening of Poetry Festival and art exhibition by Ruth McDonnell in the Library Arts space. This event will include a selected reading by members of the LitLab collaborating with the artist and her work.

Words and Music till late (Venue to be decided)

FRIDAY 5th October- Murtagh’s Lounge- 7.30pm

‘Poetry in the lounge’

Brendan McCann will read from his recently published collection of poems, ‘Erne Valley’, which is an amazing chronicle of poems over decades of the poets’ life. He is a retired school principal and playwright.

Enda Wyley is a poet and childrens’ author and has five poetry collections to her name. She is a recipient of the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh fellowship for her poetry and is a member of Aosdána.

An open mic will follow and the night will be rounded off with music.

SATURDAY 6th October-

Bailieborough Library
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by Enda Wyley.

Bailie Hotel
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by AnneMarie Ní Churreáin (beginners)

Murtagh’s lounge
2.30pm. Bailieborough Poetry Prize presentation, followed with readings by winning poets.
3.30pm. Irish Writers’ Centre event and readings

Murtagh’s lounge
7.30pm reading by PJ Kennedy
8.30pm reading by AnneMarie Ní Churreáin
Music to finish.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival……………..WHERE WORDS MATTER.

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