Bailieborough Poetry Festival Programme of events (watch for regular updates)
THURSDAY 5th October-Bailieborough Library 7pm.
Official opening of Poetry Festival AND visual art exhibition by Michelle Boyle in the Library Arts space.
This event will include a selected reading by members of the LitLab collaborating with the artist and her work.
FRIDAY 6th October- Murtagh’s Lounge- 7.30pm.
Noel Monahan, the Cavan and internationally renowned poet, has edited the third anthology of poems by LitLab, entitled ‘Frank Miller Stole My Girl’. He will officially launch the collection, which will be followed by a LitLab reading from the anthology.
Noel Monahan will then read a selection of his own work.
An open mic will follow and then finishing the night will be Liam McCabe, musician with his recent collection of spoken word songs.
SATURDAY 7th October- Bailieborough Library
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by American poet Linda Opyr.
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by UK poet Emily Wills
2.30pm. Bailieborough Poetry Prize presentation by poet Patrick Chapman, followed with readings by winning poets.
3.30-4pm. Tea break
4pm. Reading by Patrick Chapman.
4.30-5pm. Open mic
7.30pm readings by travelling guest poets, Linda Opyr and Emily Wills.
8.30pm reading by renowned Irish poet, Gerard Smyth
Music to finish.
Bailieborough Poetry Festival……………..WHERE WORDS MATTER.