Dromineer Literary Festival October 7th to 10th 2010

The seventh annual Dromineer Literary Festival will be held from the 7th. – 10th, October 2010 at the Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer, Co. Tipperary The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Memories’.

(Notice of Workshops and a Reading)

POETRY WORKSHOP with Poet Dave Lordan (Also reading at All Ireland Poetry Day, details below)

VENUE Lough Derg Yacht Club

DATE Saturday October 9 from 10 to 12.30pm

ENTRY €15 includes a light luncheon

BOOKING email RosemaryGleeson at the Arts Office at rgleeson@northtippcoco.ie (NB Numbers strictly limited to 12)

WRITING WORKSHOP with Author David Rice

VENUE Lough Derg Yacht Club

DATE Saturday October 9 from 10 to 12.30pm

ENTRY €15 includes a light luncheon

BOOKING email RosemaryGleeson at the Arts Office at rgleeson@northtippcoco.ie (NB Numbers strictly limited to 12)

HAIKU WORKSHOP with Poet/Haikuist Maeve O’Sullivan

VENUE Neddy’s Cottage Dromineer

Followed by a

GINKU ~ A Haiku voyage aboard The Spirit of Killaloe, includes a walk in Garrykennedy woodlands

DATE Saturday October 9 from 10am

ENTRY €15 includes a light luncheon and haiku voyage

BOOKING email RosemaryGleeson at the Arts Office at rgleeson@northtippcoco.ie (NB Numbers strictly limited to 12)

Workshops continue to be a very popular feature of the Dromineer Literary Festival.  This year author, former Principal of the RathminesSchool of Journalism, and current Director of the KillaloeHedgeSchool, David Rice, will conduct a writing workshop at Lough Derg Yacht Club on Saturday October 9 from 10 to 12.30pm.   The KillaloeHedgeSchool, has very kindly sponsored a writing weekend at its centre to the first prize winners of the poetry and short story competitions.

An experienced creative writing teacher and workshop leader, poet and dramatist Dave Lordan will hold a poetry workshop on Saturday October 9 at Lough Derg Yacht Club from 10 to 12.30pm.  Participants are requested to bring one page of poetry with them, which can be emailed to Dave in advance of the workshop, through the Arts Office, if they wish.

Poet, haikuist and Founder Member of Haiku Ireland, Maeve O’Sullivan, will host a haiku workshop at Neddy’s Cottage in Dromineer.  Following a light luncheon at Lough Derg Yacht Club, participants on this workshop will go on a ginku; a haiku voyage to Garrykennedy on board the passenger vessel The Spirit of Killaloe, with a walk in Garrykennedy woodlands.  The cost of the voyage is included in the workshop fee.

The workshops are €15 each and include a light luncheon of soup and sandwiches.  Places on each of the workshops are strictly limited to 12 participants.  Bookings can be made through the Arts Office by emailing Rosemary Gleeson at rgleeson@northtippcoco.ie

EVENT Poet Dave Lordan will read at the All Ireland Poetry Day

VENUE Lough Derg Yacht Club

DATE Thursday October 7 @ 8pm

ENTRY FREE All Welcome

The Dromineer Literary Festival committee are very excited to have acclaimed and talented Poet Dave Lordan read his work at Lough Derg Yacht Club on Thursday October 7 at 8pm.  This event is part of the third All Ireland Poetry Day celebrations.   Entry is free to this event and all are welcome.

Dave has also judged the adult poetry competition, which this year had entries from as far a field as the United States and France.  The winning entries will be read at the launch of the festival on Friday night, October 8 at 7.30pm.  Winners will be presented with their prizes by Councillor John Kennedy, Mayor, NorthTipperaryCounty Council.

Dave Lordan’s first collection The Boy in The Ring (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2007), won the Strong Award for best first collection by an Irish writer and was short listed for the Irish Times poetry prize.  The Boy in the Ring explores the troubling, but crucial topic of suicide.

Of his second collection Invitation to a Sacrifice (Salmon Poetry, 2010), published in June of this year, Conor Shields (New Belfast Arts) writes that “Dave Lordan’s poetic voice bristles with humour, outrage, tenderness and terror”.   On RTE radio 1 a reviewer described Invitation to a Sacrifice as “An amazing book by one of the best poets I have ever read” and The Irish Times says it is “A bravura showpiece as brilliant on the page as it must be in performance”.

Dave Lordan was born in Derby, England, in 1975, and grew up in Clonakilty in West Cork. In 2004 he was awarded an Arts Council bursary and in 2005 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry. His collections are The Boy in The Ring (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2007), which won the Strong Award for best first collection by an Irish writer and was shortlisted for the Irish Times poetry prize .  His second collectio Invitation to a Sacrifice (Salmon Poetry, 2010)  was published in June of this year.  Eigse Riada theatre company produced his first play, Jo Bangles, at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum in 2010.  He has lived in Holland, Greece and Italy, and now resides in Greystones, Co Wicklow.

For further details please visit our website www.dromineerliteraryfestival.ie

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