Multi-award winning writer Margaret Atwood to headline ‘The Poetry Weekender’ in September

by Gazette Reporter
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in association with Poetry Ireland is delighted to announce ‘The Poetry Weekender’, a two-day celebration of poetry taking place at dlr LexIcon and its environs on the 17th and 18th of September 2022. 

Programmed by dlr Poet in Residence, Jessica Traynor and Poetry Ireland, The Poetry Weekender is kindly funded by Creative Ireland.

An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Councillor Mary Hanafin stated:

“Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to partner with Poetry Ireland on ‘The Poetry Weekender’ which will give audiences on opportunity to hear from some of the best poets writing today including the incredible and inspirational Margaret Atwood as well as an abundance of home-grown talent.”

Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council stated:

“dlr County Council is thrilled to celebrate the culmination of a year’s work by our poet in residence Jessica Traynor with ‘The Poetry Weekender’ which will showcase a wealth of poetic talent. With readings, masterclasses, a poetry walk and some music thrown into the mix, this promises to be a fantastic weekend for poetry enthusiasts.”

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