Bailieborough Poetry Festival Programme of events (watch for regular updates)
THURSDAY 4th October-Bailieborough Library 7pm.
This year’s festival will open with a collaboration between artist Ruth McDonnell and LitLab writing group. This exhibition will feature poetry from the LitLab members responding to works from the artist’s studio. The exhibition and festival will be officially opened by Prof. Iggy McGovern.
This event will include a reading of selected poems by members of LitLab and will finish across the road in The Square Bar with more words and music by local artists.
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 and poetry from local artist Conor Maguire.
SATURDAY 6th October-
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by Enda Wyley.
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by AnneMarie Ní Churreáin (beginners)
Bailie Shamrock Suite, Bailie Hotel
2.30 pm. The Irish Writers Centre launch their Poetry master class series.
This unique course commencing in Bailieborough Library on October 13th offers new, emerging and professional poets an inside look at the craft and processes of those who have previously excelled at the form. This series will feature Moyra Donaldson, Noel Monahan and Colm Keegan. Taking place over six weeks, each poet will deliver a masterclass on a theme of their choice. The launch of this series will include a reading by Noel Monahan.
4.00 pm. Bailieborough Poetry Prize Presentation and reading of winning poems. The judge this year is Noel Monahan.
7.30pm reading by PJ Kennedy
8.30pm reading by AnneMarie Ní Churreáin
9.30pm Jonathan Creasy features the music and life of Bob Dylan.
Bailieborough Poetry Festival……………..WHERE WORDS MATTER.