In conjunction with the festival a competition is being held, details on the competition page, see link on the right. Entries for this competition are now closed. A shortlist will be posted here at the end of February 2019.
7.30pm: Launch by poet and publisher Peter Fallon (Gallery Press) of Boyne Berries 25 and of Trim Poetry Festival.
Readings by contributors to Boyne Berries 25.
Tea & Coffee
Poetry Reading by Peter Fallon.
Peter Fallon grew up on his uncle's farm near Kells in County Meath. At the age of eighteen he founded The Gallery Press which has published more than four hundred books of poems and plays by the country's finest established and emerging authors. His translation of The Georgics of Virgil was published in 2004 and was subsequently published by Oxford in its World's Classics series. Peter’s most recent collections are The Company of Horses (2007) and Strong, My Love (2014). Peter Fallon received the 1993 O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award from the Irish American Cultural Institute. He is a member of Aosdána and Honorary Member of the RHA. He lives in Loughcrew in County Meath where he farmed for many years.
Saturday 16 March
10am to 12.30pm:
Poetry Workshop: ‘Write Now’ - an interactive and motivational poetry workshop with poet, Ron Carey. Cost per person, 20 euro.
Booking opens on 1 January 2019. Book by PayPal link on the right.
2.30pm to 4.30pm
Trim Poetry Festival Competition Results announced.
Shortlisted and winning entrants invited to read.
Readings by local writers' groups:
Boyne Writers Group
Meath Writers Circle
The Bull's Arse Navan Writing Group
7.30-pm to 9.30pm
Poetry reading by Ron Carey.
Ron Carey was born in Limerick and lives in Dublin. In 2015, he received a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of South Wales. His first poetry collection, Distance, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize Best First Collection 2016, UK and Ireland. His second collection, Racing Down the Sun, was launched towards the end of 2018.
Poetry reading by Enda Wyley.
Enda Wyley is a poet and children's author and has five poetry collections to her name. She is a recipient of the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh fellowship for her poetry and is a member of Aosdána. Her collection Borrowed Space: New & Selected Poems was published by Dedalus in 2014.
Followed by an Open Mic and music.
Thanks to the following generous sponsors:
Castle Arch Hotel, Trim.