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Féile Bheag Filíochta to hold poetry workshop for young writers

October 30, 2012

For the fourth year in a row, Féile Bheag Filíochta will run from 8-11 November in Baile an Féirthéaraigh, West Kerry.

This year’s festival is dedicated to the late Máirín Féirtéar, one of the festival’s founding members and the weekend promises to provide the finest music, dance, lectures, poetry recitals and open mic sessions from beginning to end.

The festival’s committee has decided to hold a poetry workshop for young writers between the ages of 17-15 to commemorate the work of Máirín Féirtéar. The workshop, which will commence on 10 November at Músaem Bhaile an Fhéirtéaraigh, is set to cover several creative topics and provide essentials skills for writers in the beginning stages. To register for this free event contact bridnimhorain1@eircom.net.

The festival will kicks off on Thursday 8 November at ‘The Lab’ in Dingle where Bosco Ó Conchúir will launch Céaití Ní Bheildiúin’s ‘Cosán’. The official opening of the festival will be the next day at Músaem Bhaile an Fhéitéaraigh at 7pm with a feast of traditional music and contemporary dance. Also on Friday Gabriel Fitzmaurice will lead a ‘bothántaíocht’ session at Tigh an Tobair, Baile an Fhéirtéaraigh.

On Saturday Paddy Bushe and Bríd Ní Mhóráin will lead poetry workshops and there will also be a historical walk and conversational session at gCaifé na Caolóige, Cloichear.

The festival will come to a close on Sunday with a poetry reading with Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin, Bertha McCullagh and Billy Ramsell along with a contemporary dance and poetry piece with Sultan Kakar and Lisa Cahill.

For more information and a full programme of events visit http://www.feilebheagfiliochta.com/.