European Poetry Festival Ireland

A special event offering a unique approach to poetry in performance: 5 poets/artists based in Ireland and 5 visiting poets/artists from the rest of Europe pair up to produce brand new, specially commissioned collaborative works to premiere on the night.

Representing a legacy of poet Christodoulos Makris’ spell as Writer in Residence at Maynooth University and Kildare County Council Arts & Library Service, this is his third programming partnership with European Poetry Festival to be presented at Riverbank Arts Centre.

The European Poetry Festival is a predominantly UK-based festival celebrating the resurgence of avant-garde and literary poetry across Europe in the 21st century, while exploring and expanding the possibilities of the live poetry experience. The festival’s primary focus is on innovative poetry in collaboration and engagement between poets from across the continent.

Full line up to be announced closer to the date.

Curated by Christodoulos Makris and European Poetry Festival director, SJ Fowler.

This event is made possible through generous funding from Kildare Arts and Libraries Service, and it is additionally sponsored by selected European state agencies.

VENUE: Riverbank Arts Centre


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