A Rain Of Words
Join us for the unveiling of a specially commissioned poem about Strokestown by the town’s Poet Laureate Noelle Lynskey.
A lively evening of poetry and music, showcasing local talent, hosted on Facebook by Strokestown Library on Culture Night Friday 17th September from 4pm.
Joining our Poet Laureate will be Cathy Jordan, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and local poet Gerry Boland.
Part of a national Poetry Town initiative with Poetry Ireland for Culture Night. A Poet Laureate in 20 towns around the country will be commissioned to write a poem about the town, deliver schools workshops, beginners workshop for adults, readings & poetry competitions. Initiatives will include a Poetry Walk, Coffee Shop poems, Parking Ticket poems, Rain Poetry, window displays and more.
Strokestown is Roscommon’s selected town. Its history is steeped in poetry and literature and it is home to the annual Strokestown International Poetry Festival.
www.poetrytown.ie – On Culture Night the Strokestown Poet Laureate will unveil their town poem, with additional artists to be announced.
Time: 4pm - Any Timepm
Features: Family friendly
Address: Strokestown Library, Bawn Street, Vesnoy, Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland
No Booking Required
In the tradition of soapbox orators who’ve raised their voices on busy street corners throughout history, our line-up of Poetry Soapbox performers will be popping up in various locations around Dublin 1 on Culture Night as part of our Poetry Town festivities. Keep an eye out for our poets, who’ll be delivering quick-flash performances for random passers-by that convey the spirit of Dublin 1 and the realities of the area.
There will be poems of hope, loss, love, despair, and witness. Featured poets include: Rachael Hegarty, Maire Saaritsa, Samuel Yakura, Dagogo Hart, Ciara Ní É, Fiadh Trevaskis-Hoskin, Emmet O’Brien, Temper-Mental MissElayneous, Karl Parkinson, and Hazel Hogan.
Please note strict COVID-19 protocols are in place for these performances to ensure the safety of our artists and audiences.
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Genres: Performance / Poetry / Spoken Word
Address: Pop up City Centre Performances
No Booking Required