Tuesday, October 9, 2012


The 17th annual Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival will take place from Wednesday 10 October to Saturday 13 October.

Events include evening performances at the Belltable, readings over lunch at the Hunt Museum, screenings of poetry films each night, book launches, a varied programme for schools, the annual Poetry Slam Competition, and the Young Poet of the Year Award.

There are also open mic sessions, music, and socializing, all in the warm tradition of Cuisle.
Full programme on the website here. I'll be down for the launch of the Stony Thursday Book on the Thursday, it includes a poem of mine with a Limerick setting. I'll probably also attend the reading that evening.

Some of the highlights:

7pm: Official Opening
7:30pm: Launch of "Where Sadness Begins" by John McKenna
8:15pm: Readings by Fred Johnston, Anja Golob, Jeremy Page


1pm: Reading by John Pinschmidt
7pm: Launch of "The Stony Thursday Book" with editor Jo Slade
8pm: Readings by Lorna Thorpe, Máire Áine Nic Gearailt, Radharani Pernarcic.

1pm: Reading by Jo Slade
8pm: Readings by John F. Deane, Moya Cannon, Peter Sirr

11am: Young Poet of the Year Award
8pm: Readings by Medbh Mc Guckian, Terry McDonagh
9:30pm: Poetry Slam Competition

More details on the Festival Facebook page.

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