A day-long live streaming of poetry by some of Ireland’s finest poets is at the centre of Poetry Ireland’s celebration of All Ireland Poetry Day, 3rd October 2013. Poetry Ireland will host a six hour live stream from the Irish Writers’ Centre in Parnell Square, Dublin, which will feature readings by Dermot Bolger, Peter Sirr, Theo Dorgan and Enda Wyley, among others, as well as a panel discussion involving the new Ireland Chair of Poetry, Paula Meehan.
Other organisations and groups around the country will be part of the live transmission as they upload their own films of events in their own areas. The live stream will also feature a special tribute to Seamus Heaney involving Dublin school children, as well as film of Brendan Kennelly reading his poetry. The live stream will be available on www.poetryireland.ie/live from 10am – 5pm on the 3rd October.
This is the sixth year of All Ireland Poetry Day and there are events taking place all over the country. These include readings in Lisburn, Dundalk, Armagh, Mayo, Meath, Donegal and Tipperary.
Full details of these events can be found at http://www.poetryireland.ie/poetryday
Watch it: www.poetryireland.ie/live
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