Programme of Events, 2024

Events Programme 2024

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Friday, May 3

Roscommon Writers Read

Roscommon writers read:

Gerry Boland, Louise G. Cole, Jessamine O’Connor & Michael O’Dea.

Featuring : Michael O’Dea, Jessamine O’Connor, Louise G. Cole, Gerry Boland
Venue : Café
Time : 19:30
Friday, May 3

Poetry Reading with Rita Ann Higgins & Thomas Lynch

Featuring : Thomas Lynch, Rita Ann Higgins
Venue : Café
Time : 21:00
Saturday, May 4

Poetry Workshop : Writing Nature Poetry: Presence, Loss & Restoration

Poetry Workshop, 10.30am to 1.00pm

Join poet Jane Clarke to explore how we can write vivid and arresting poetry inspired by the natural world. We will read a range of contemporary nature poems with an eye to the role of the poet at this time of environmental crisis. With prompts and guidance, we will generate new work and we will also consider practices to further develop our writing.

The workshop is limited and advance booking necessary.

Following payment, please send two poems (40 lines or less) to sipfestivaldirector@gmail.com for this workshop.

Featuring : Jane Clarke
Venue : Garden Teahouse / Attic
Time : 10:30
Saturday, May 4

Film Screening: Learning Gravity

A Feature Documentary (70 minutes), directed by Cathal Black and drawing on the work of undertaker, poet and essayist, Thomas Lynch.

Venue : Stables
Time : 11:00
Saturday, May 4

Bilingual Poetry Reading with Celia de Fréine & Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair

Bilingual poetry reading with Celia de Fréine & Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair.

Léifidh Celia de Fréine agus Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair óna gcuid filíochta i nGaeilge agus i mBéarla.

Featuring : Celia de Fréine, Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair
Venue : Stables
Time : 12:15
Saturday, May 4

Book Launch : Tony Curtis & Gerard Reidy will present new work

Book launch.

Tony Curtis & Gerard Reidy will present new work.

Featuring : Gerard Reidy, Tony Curtis
Venue : Stables
Time : 15:30
Saturday, May 4

Poetry Reading by Patrick Deeley & Enda Wyley

Poetry reading by Patrick Deeley & Enda Wyley.

Featuring : Patrick Deeley, Enda Wyley
Venue : Stables
Time : 17:00
Saturday, May 4

An Evening Poetry Reading with Jane Clarke, Pat Boran & Mary O’Donnell

An evening poetry reading with Jane Clarke, Pat Boran & Mary O’Donnell.

Featuring : Mary O’Donnell, Pat Boran, Jane Clarke
Venue : Café
Time : 19:30
Saturday, May 4

Los Lorcas – Poetry in Concert, with poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, and guitarist Nat Williams

Los Lorcas: Poetry in Concert.

Poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up and featuring the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh, William Butler Yeats, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Eavan Boland, Van Morrison, Federico Garcia Lorca and Seamus Heaney, among others.

Featuring : Los Lorcas
Venue : Café
Time : 21:00
Sunday, May 5

Book Launch : Eva Bourke, Geraldine Mills & Joseph Woods present new work

Book Launch:

Eva Bourke, Geraldine Mills & Joseph Woods present new work.

Venue : Stables
Time : 18:30
Sunday, May 5

Poetry Reading : Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin & Peter Sirr will read from recent work

Poetry reading: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin & Peter Sirr will read from recent work.

Featuring : Peter Sirr, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
Venue : Stables
Time : 19:30
Friday, May 3

Roscommon Writers Read

Roscommon writers read:

Gerry Boland, Louise G. Cole, Jessamine O’Connor & Michael O’Dea.

Venue : Café
Time : 19:30
Friday, May 3

Poetry Reading with Rita Ann Higgins & Thomas Lynch

Venue : Café
Time : 21:00
Saturday, May 4

Poetry Workshop : Writing Nature Poetry: Presence, Loss & Restoration

Poetry Workshop, 10.30am to 1.00pm

Join poet Jane Clarke to explore how we can write vivid and arresting poetry inspired by the natural world. We will read a range of contemporary nature poems with an eye to the role of the poet at this time of environmental crisis. With prompts and guidance, we will generate new work and we will also consider practices to further develop our writing.

The workshop is limited and advance booking necessary.

Following payment, please send two poems (40 lines or less) to sipfestivaldirector@gmail.com for this workshop.

Venue : Garden Teahouse / Attic
Time : 10:30
Saturday, May 4

Film Screening: Learning Gravity

A Feature Documentary (70 minutes), directed by Cathal Black and drawing on the work of undertaker, poet and essayist, Thomas Lynch.

Venue : Stables
Time : 11:00
Saturday, May 4

Bilingual Poetry Reading with Celia de Fréine & Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair

Bilingual poetry reading with Celia de Fréine & Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair.

Léifidh Celia de Fréine agus Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair óna gcuid filíochta i nGaeilge agus i mBéarla.

Venue : Stables
Time : 12:15
Saturday, May 4

Book Launch : Tony Curtis & Gerard Reidy will present new work

Book launch.

Tony Curtis & Gerard Reidy will present new work.

Venue : Stables
Time : 15:30
Saturday, May 4

Poetry Reading by Patrick Deeley & Enda Wyley

Poetry reading by Patrick Deeley & Enda Wyley.

Venue : Stables
Time : 17:00
Saturday, May 4

An Evening Poetry Reading with Jane Clarke, Pat Boran & Mary O’Donnell

An evening poetry reading with Jane Clarke, Pat Boran & Mary O’Donnell.

Venue : Café
Time : 19:30
Saturday, May 4

Los Lorcas – Poetry in Concert, with poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, and guitarist Nat Williams

Los Lorcas: Poetry in Concert.

Poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up and featuring the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh, William Butler Yeats, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Eavan Boland, Van Morrison, Federico Garcia Lorca and Seamus Heaney, among others.

Venue : Café
Time : 21:00
Sunday, May 5

Book Launch : Eva Bourke, Geraldine Mills & Joseph Woods present new work

Book Launch:

Eva Bourke, Geraldine Mills & Joseph Woods present new work.

Venue : Stables
Time : 18:30
Sunday, May 5

Poetry Reading : Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin & Peter Sirr will read from recent work

Poetry reading: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin & Peter Sirr will read from recent work.

Venue : Stables
Time : 19:30