That was the 2020 Festival

Fingal Poetry Festival: 4 – 6 September 2020

Organised by Poetry at Skerries Mills.

Support by the Arts Council, Fingal County Council and Poetry Ireland is gratefully acknowledged. The Fingal Poetry Competition is sponsored by DHL.

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That Was Our Program: FINGAL POETRY FESTIVAL 04-06 Sep 2020

The first ever Fingal Poetry Festival was held fully online, thanks to the year that was in it.

Online readings filmed by Sean Leonard (SL) especially for the Fingal Poetry Festival
at locations in Skerries Mills and Sutton.

Watch all our events in this YouTube Playlist… or have a look at the program below and select the ones you are most interested in.

Mon 31 August 2020

5 pm

ONLINE:
Welcome to the Festival by Enda Coyle-Greene, Artistic Director

Filmed by SL in Skerries Mills

Watch it here.

Enda Coyle-Greene, Artistic Director

Click on the names of poets / performers for their bios

Fri
04 Sep 2020

2 pm

ONLINE:
Reading by Michael J Whelan

Filmed by SL in Skerries Mills

Watch it here.

Michael J Whelan

Fri
04 Sep

7 pm

ONLINE:
Reading / Performance by Sheila Ryder

Recorded in Skerries by SandS Photography.

Watch it here.

Sat
05 Sep
2020

10 am

ONLINE:
Reading by Susan Connolly

Filmed by SL in Skerries Mills

Watch it here.

Susan Connolly

Sat
05 Sep
2020

11 am

1 pm

ONLINE:
Zoom Poetry Workshop
with Enda Wyley

Interactive online poetry workshop, did also include group discussion.

Enda Wyley
Enda Wyley

Sat
05 Sep 2020

2 pm

ONLINE:
Fingal Poetry Prize Winners Announced by Mary O’Donnell

Our judge for the 2020 prize, Mary O’Donnell, unveils the prize winners.

Filmed by SL in Skerries Mills.

Watch it here.

Mary O’Donnell

… followed by:

ONLINE:
Reading of Eight Prize Winning Poems

Recorded by the prize winners at their homes.

Watch it here.

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Sat
05 Sep

7 pm

ONLINE:
Readings by Máiríde Woods
and Theo Dorgan

Filmed by SL in Sutton.

Watch it here.

Sun
06 Sep

10 am

ONLINE:
Reading by Jean O’Brien

Filmed by SL in Skerries Mills.

Watch it here.

Jean O’Brien

Sun
06 Sep

11 am

ONLINE:
Readings by some of the Fingal Poetry Prize Finalists

Recorded by the poets.

Watch it here.

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Sun
06 Sep

2 pm

ONLINE:
Reading by Mary O’Donnell

Filmed by SL in Skerries Mills.

Watch it here.

Mary O’Donnell

Sun
06 Sep

5 pm

ONLINE:
New Chapters

Reading with Leeanne Quinn and Polina Cosgrave

Recorded by the poets.

Watch it here.

Postscript: Sun 20 September 2020

Sun
20 Sep

2 pm

and

8 pm

LIVE

‘MUSTARD’ by Eva O’Connor,

directed by Hildegard Ryan

Little Theatre

Adults only, strong language

Award Winning One-Woman play, presented by Fishamble Theatre Company and Sunday’s Child

Limited tickets €12/€15 available on Eventbrite.

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