Lovers of literature and the arts can look forward to a special celebration this year when the Dromineer Literary Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary.
With support from the Arts Council North Tipperary arts office and local sponsors, the lakeside village will see poets, novelists, musicians and artists gather for what should be a memorable weekend from Thursday, October 3rd-6th.
For the festival’s poetry evening and celebrating the All Ireland Poetry Day, Michael Longley, will read alongside poet Mark Roper and emerging poet Jennifer Matthews at 8pm, on October 3rd in Lough Derg Yacht Club.
Abbot Mark Hederman will open the festival on Friday, October 4th at 7.30pm in LDYC. This will be followed by the annoucemenet of the winners of the schools’ poetry competition and the adult poetry and flash short stories.
The Meet the Authors event in Nenagh Arts Centre at 8pm on Saturday, October 5th will see multi-award winning Nenagh-born authors Julian Gough and Donal Ryan joined on stage by acclaimed and fellow rising authors Paul Lynch and Alan McMonagle.
DLF committee member, author and broadcaster Paul O’Dwyer will facilitate the conversation.
Sunday, October 6th from 11.45am to 2.45pm, sees the festival celebrate the rich diversity of new poetry published in Ireland in 2013 with The Launching Party. And from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday afternoon afloat on Lough Derg, author and poet Theo Dorgan and Nicki Griffin will read from their new books Making Way and The Skipper and Her Mate.
The festival will conclude with drama and music from John Faulkner and members of the Nenagh Players from 6pm in The Whiskey Still.