This project is supporting Poetry Ireland’s delivery of their successful Arts Council Poetry Town application which will be led by Kerry Writers’ Museum and St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre in Listowel. A professional poet will be selected as a poet laureate and after engaging with the local community, will write a poem about the town, which will be revealed at an event during the week and distributed to residents. The poet laureate will also facilitate school and adult poetry workshops, adjudicate a local poetry competition and host and perform at an event spotlighting local poets. There will also be a poetry themed park run and various other events to ensure everyone in the community has an encounter with at least one poem over the course of the week. Follow Kerry Co Arts on social media for details as they're released.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.