Everything to Play For at Listowel Writers’ Week

  • Friday 2 June, 5.00pm
  • Listowel Arms Ballroom, Listowel, Co. Kerry
  • Tickets: €15/€12 concs.
  • www.writersweek.ie/

Poetry Ireland are delighed to collaborate with Listowel Writers' Week and Bealtaine Festival 2017 on readings from Everything to Play For: 99 Poems About Sport (ed. John McAuliffe). This special event will explore and celebrate the connections between poetry and sport. 

Sport is arguably the single greatest communal activity and which people and communities engage and participate. Everything to Plary For is a poetry anthology published by Poetry Ireland and edited by John McAuliffe, that through the words of our best loved poets, celebrates sport. 

For this special event as part of Listowel Writers' Week, John McAuliffe will chair a discussion with Ireland's first woman Olympian, Maeve Kyle, Munster and Ireland rugby hero and sporting commentator, Tony Ward, and broadcaster Micheal O Muircheartaigh. Poets Enda Wyley and Elaine Feeney, as well as musician Luka Bloom will also join this group to discuss their motiviations, their favourite writing and in particular poems from the collection.