The Poetry Weekender is a two-day celebration of poetry taking place at dlr LexIcon and dlr Pavilion Theatre on the 17th and 18th September 2022. It is programmed by dlr Poet in Residence Jessica Traynor and Poetry Ireland.
The Poetry Weekender programme includes a poetry masterclass with Costa Prize-winner Hannah Lowe, a words + music workshop for teens with musician Farah Elle, and a Gingko walk led by Rosamund Taylor and Katie Donovan.
The Carbon Project; a new pamphlet of eco-poetry edited by Jessica Traynor and the culmination of workshops given to local writers during her residency will be launched and contributors include Sree Sen, Monica de Bhailís, Charlotte Buckley, Jane Robinson and more.
There will be a celebration of the latest issue of the much-loved Poetry Ireland Review, edited by Professor Gerald Dawe with ‘Poetry Ireland Review by the Sea’, featuring readings by Jean O’Brien, Simon Ó Faoláin, John O’Donnell, and Moya Cannon.
Saturday’s headline event features Costa Prize-winner Hannah Lowe, Varuna Writer’s Residency recipient Catherine Phil MacCarthy, Forward Prize winner Stephen Sexton and poet and musician Maija Sofia.
The Poetry Weekender will culminate with The Poetry of Margaret Atwood. One of the world’s most renowned writers, Margaret Atwood will read from Dearly, her latest collection of poetry. She will also talk about her poetry influences and the state of the world with author and scholar Catriona Crowe.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.