I am pleased to announce that I will be kicking off this year's Cuisle International Poetry Festival with a lunch-time reading in the Captain's Room of the Hunt Museum. This is a brilliant setting in an award-winning museum. I am sure if you're a native of Limerick you've enjoyed the eclectic collection before now. You'll need no further urging to join me in this lovely room, Wednesday 12 October 2011 at 1pm.
On the occasion I'll be launching my book Tragedy of the Sun and Stars. Those present will have the first chance to purchase the limited edition. I'll be writing more about that book anon.
The 16th Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival runs until Saturday and features British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the always-amusing Paul Durcan and writers from Ireland, England, Slovenia and Catalonia. Fellow Limerick poet Mark Whelan will be launching a new book two days after myself in the same location. In addition, staple activities like the Young Poet of the Year Award, Slam competition and The Stony Thursday anthology launch will complete the dynamic festival. All friends of words should plan on attending!
More info here.