7.30pm: Launch by Trim writer, Pat Dunne, of Boyne Berries 27 and of Trim Poetry Festival 2020. Readings by contributors.
Tea & Coffee
Reading by Pat Dunne.
Pat Dunne, born in Trim, Co. Meath, is an internationally successful crime writer. Dunne studied English and Philosophy at UCD at night before joining RTÉ and working on the station’s flagship Gerry Ryan Show as an actor and producer. He retired in 2004 to become a full-time writer. Dunne is the author of a number of bestselling crime novels, including A Carol for the Dead, The Lazarus Bell and The Godstone which feature crime-solving archaeologist Illaun Bowe. He now lives in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, with his wife Theckla.
Saturday 14 March
10.00 – 12.30:
Poetry Workshop with festival poet in residence, Anne Tannam. Cost per person, 20 euro.
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Anne Tannam is a Dublin poet with two collections: Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor (Salmon Poetry 2017) and Take This Life (WordOnTheStreet 2011). A spoken word artist, Anne has performed at festivals and events in Ireland and abroad. She is co-founder of the weekly Dublin Writers’ Forum and regularly runs literary events across Dublin. Check her website.
2.30 – 4.30: Anne Tannam individual coaching clinics. These 30 minute sessions will provide support and expert advice around whatever issue or challenge is facing you in your writing practice. Book on this webpage.
2.30 – 4.30: Readings by local Writers Groups and Open Mic.
5.00 – 6.00: Trim Poetry Competition Results. Winner and runners-up announced. First prize €500. Two runners up prizes of €100 each. All shortlisted poets are invited to read.
7.00 – 7.30: Poetry reading by Anne Tannam.
7.30 – 8.00: Tea/Coffee break.
8.00 – 9.30: Launch of “Troubles” a new poetry collection by Boyne Writers member Michael Farry. Launch by Anne Tannam.