Poetry readings, with Jo Slade and Ciaran O'Driscoll
City Library, The Granary
French film director and writer Philippe Claudel will introduce a screening of his 2008 film I’ve Loved You So Long (Il y a longtemps que je t’aime) starring Kristen Scott Thomas. With English subtitles.
The Hunt Museum
Adam Wyeth will give a talk on poet Desmond O'Grady. His 30 minute documentary on the renowned Limerick poet will also be screen.
The National Library of IrelandpresentsThe Blank PagefeaturingNiall MacMonagle,Clodagh Beresford Dunne andMartin Dyar.
'If I knew where poems came from, I'd go there'.
- Michael Longley
This event explores the genesis, the making and remaking of a poem of theirs with award-winning poets Clodagh Beresford Dunne and Martin Dyar. Where do poems come from? How is a poem shaped and re-shaped? How does a poet choose a particular form, stanza structure, line length? What happens between a blank page and the finished work? Such questions and others will be explored with Clodagh and Martin with particular focus on particular poems. The conversation will be moderated by Niall MacMonagle.
Play & Panel Discussion.The Morning After The Life Before by Ann Blake. The show will be followed by a panel discussion with Playwright/ performerAnn Blake, Emilie Pine, Niall MacMonagle, RTÉ producerPaula ShieldsandMary Coll.