Tuesday, October 2, 2012

All-Ireland Poetry Day

All-Ireland Poetry Day takes place on this Thursday, 4 October. This celebration is now in its 5th year. The object of the day is to celebrate poetry in every county in Ireland and in a variety of ways via imaginative programming, scheduling, venues and locations. The response has been a continued and pleasant surprise through the different ways they have sought to deliver poetry to audiences of all age groups. 

Boyne Writers Group has organised no event this year having been so taken up with the Boyne Berries launch. However members will be involved in the various events taking place in Meath and Cavan.


Meath County Council Library Service presents a reading with Tom French and open mic poetry events in their Ashbourne, Dunboyne, Navan and Oldcastle Libraries.

7.30pm - Navan library
Poetry reading with Tom French followed by open mic. Tommy Murray and the Meath Writers' Circle are taking part in this event. For more information contact 046-9021134

7pm - Ashbourne library
‘Words and Music’ A look at Irish poems that have been transposed to song with singer Teresa Carley.
For more information contact 01-8358185

Some of the Cavan events:

At the Canopy, outside Johnston Central Library, Cavan town.
From 10am -12pm school children from Cavan town schools will assemble outside Johnston Central Library.  The children will write their own or favourite poems/haiku on a balloon with a workshop facilitated by poet and Windows editor Heather Brett.

After selected readings by students each class will release their balloons and good wishes to a waiting wind. Karina Charles, songwriter and broadcaster will be on hand to lend support with some of her musical friends.

From 1pm to 2pm Heather Brett, will host an open mic session at the same venue for all who have written and want to engage with an audience.   She will also read her own work. As an editor she is delighted to hear new voices so please come along and share your poetry. 

Full list of events for the day on the Poetry Ireland website.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Happy AIPD to you Michael! Hope you get to enjoy some of the readings in your area.