Here is the programme.
Friday 5 June
6pm Welcome by Noel French, chair of Trim Municipal District and Boyne Writers Group chair, Michael Farry
Launch of Boyne Berries 27 by editor Orla Fay.
Readings by a number of contributors to Boyne Berries 27.
Saturday 6 June 10am
Online workshop by festival poet-in-residence Anne Tannam.
This free course is now booked out. See the clinic details below which also includes an email address should you wish to inquire about other Anne Tannam workshops.
1pm Readings by members of local writers groups including
Frank Murphy of Meath Writers Circle, Polly Richardson and members of the Bull’s Arse group, Navan and members of LitLab, the Cavan/Meath Writers Group.
3pm Trim Poetry Competition 2020.
Introduction by judge Orla Fay. Readings by the winner, the runners up and the shortlisted poets. See results already published in the Trim Poetry Competition Results 2020 page below or at the side.
7pm Poetry Reading by Anne Tannam
Anne Tannam is a Dublin poet with two published collections: Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor (Salmon Poetry 2017) and Take This Life (WordOnTheStreet 2011). Her third, Twenty-six Letters of a New Alphabet, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in summer 2020.
Sunday 7 June
11am "Tips on How to Sustain a Flourishing Writing Practice" - Clinic by Anne Tannam. During this clinic, which will take the form of a pre-recorded video, Anne will explore ways to help poets to sustain their writing practice.
Launch of Michael Farry’s new poetry collection, “Troubles” by Anne Tannam. Welcome by the publisher Dominic Taylor of Revival Press. Reading from the collection by the author.
6pm Some poet friends who have had long associations with Boyne Berries, including Carolyne Van Der Meer, Kate Dempsey and Maurice Devitt, read their poems from the recently published Boyne Berries - The Covid Issue.
8pm Open Mic on Zoom. Rachel Coventry, the MC, will open this fifteen minutes before start and people can register to read on a first come basis. Five minutes each. More details here closer to the time.