Join In

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.  

Listowel Poetry Town Local Co-ordinators – Máire Logue & Cara Trant 

Máire Logue, Artistic Director of St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel.  St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre is a 130 seater venue which provides an intimate and dynamic creative environment that inspires and engages artists and nurtures audiences.  The theatre receives and presents new artistic work across, music, theatre, film, literature, and visual art. 

Cara Trant is the Manager/Curator of Kerry Writers' Museum, Listowel, a community owned and operated not-for-profit organisation which celebrates and promotes the rich literary and cultural heritage of County Kerry. To compliment our permanent exhibitions we host a year-round programme of cultural events and activities for the local community and visitors to Listowel. We also operate Listowel Community Tourist Office on behalf of Fáilte Ireland. 

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. 

Our social media accounts are: 

Twitter: @poetryireland  

Instagram: @poetryireland