Monday, 24 March 2008

Forge Literary Festival, Gort

The Western Writers' Centre are holding a literary festival in Gort County Galway next week-end.
Nessa O'Mahony and Jessie Lendennie are giving poetry and publishing workshops, respectively; other readers include Geraldine Mills and Knute Skinner.
Gort is midway-ish between Galway and Ennis and has its own literary links, though this is its first lit fest. Lady Gregory's Coole Park is nearby as is Yeats's Thoor Ballylee. Worth the trip!

Western Writers' Centre


Tania Hershman/The Short Review said...

Ah, Thor Ballylee, such a stunning place, we were there a few years ago, I can still picture it vividly. Definitely worth the trip, wish I was there!

Women Rule Writer said...

Thoor B is great - what a house to live in! I just wish it opened year round. I did a poetry reading there once and it was a great, atmospheric venue. But it is under utilised in a big way - closed for about 8 months of the year. Mad!