Saturday, 30th October
9.15 – 11.15
Workshops - Venues to be confirmed
Saint Michael’s Church
St Columba/Colmcille and the Poetic Imagination
- a talk by James Harpur.
A distinguished contemporary poet will introduce his audience to an early medieval saint whose life and work continues to be linked to poetry.
Readings by Gabriel Rosenstock, Enda Wyley, Paul Casey
India and the Far East, suburban Dublin, Zambia, South Africa, rural Limerick, Cork City are
just some of the places that may well feature in this session, which will include work in both
Irish and English from three fine poets.
Dedalus Welcomes - Readings centring on the Dedalus Press anthologies Writing Home and Landing Places with publisher Pat Boran introducing Eva Bourke, Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Polina Cosgrave and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe
Tonight’s session will provide a taste – and that’s all
it can be – of the rich contribution that poets born elsewhere continue to make to contemporary Irish poetry, a contribution that has been foregrounded in two pioneering anthologies from one of Ireland’s best publishers. Music by singer and harpist Marina Cassidy
The Waterville Inn
Festival Club, Open Mic.
Fear a’ tí Seán Dennehy. The performance poet and singer will also have an open welcome for other poets, singers and whatever you’re having yourself.