There are plenty of ways to get involved with your nearest Poetry Town.
Our Poetry Town homepage lists all 20 Poetry Towns for 2021 but you can also see which is your nearest Poetry Town on our handy map!
If you’d like to take part in local events, check out this town’s Activities Page.
Poetry Town posters have been distributed to the local co-ordinator in each town to be shared and displayed in the windows of homes, businesses and schools. But if you need access to print one out, you can find it here.
And speaking of local co-ordinators, we’re delighted to share who is looking after each Poetry Town and we thank them for all the hard work they are putting in, along with the Arts Office for each town.
Dungarvan Poetry Town Local Co-ordinator – Margaret Organ and Joyce Butler
Margaret Organ is Arts Officer with Waterford City and County Council for the past 25 years. She has a passion for literature and writers. During that time she has been involved in devising and facilitating supports for writers such as workshops, classes, mentoring and events. The Arts Office also runs two national literature awards. She is currently working with the Waterford Writers Weekend on their October 2021 festival. She is delighted to be co-ordinating Poetry Town Dungarvan with assistance from her Arts Office colleagues Joyce Butler and Ann Walsh.
Joyce Butler has worked for Waterford City and County Council for the past 20 years. She recently moved to the Arts Office as Assistant Staff Officer. She loves to write in her spare time and has been published by The Irish Times, The Galway Review and pendemic.ie amongst others. She was shortlisted twice for The Atlantis Short Story Competition in 2018/2019 and published in their inaugural anthology and also longlisted for Wordsmiths 2020. She is currently editing a historical fiction novel for submission. She is assisting with the Waterford Writers Weekend on their October 2021 festival and is delighted to be involved with Poetry Town Dungarvan with assistance from her Arts Office colleagues Margaret Organ and Ann Walsh.
Sharing on social media
We’d love if you share pictures of how you are celebrating Poetry Town on social media. Or you might like to craft a poem in celebration of Poetry Town or share some favourite poetic lines online. Be sure to tag our accounts and use the hashtag #PoetryTown.
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