One-day Poetry Fest in Enniskillen



Workshops, seminars and readings: Saturday 21st September

Following fabulous days in Ballymoney and Belfast in July and August, Poetry in Motion Community is delighted to announce the third of our three one-day poetry events which will take place on Saturday 21st September at the Ardhowen Theatre (Google maps).

The day will begin with registration at 11.15am and a chance to meet and mingle with other writers before engaging in a choice of poetry workshops and seminars with CAP poet facilitators. There will be opportunities to begin and to develop poems through a myriad of workshops; chances to explore paths into becoming a poet facilitator or networking with writers groups; a platform to share your own work and to hear the work of other poets.

Whether you are a complete beginner or a published and polished poetic master there will be something for you! There will be a choice of three options at each of the three sessions during the day – and so you can build your day around the options which most inspire your poetic perspiration.

However, if you would like to register for a free place at the festival, please email stating Enniskillen Fest in the subject line. Places are limited so please RSVP as soon as possible!

The festival will conclude with an open reading at 5.15 pm at which participants will have the opportunity to share their work.

Poetry in Motion Enniskillen Reg (doc)   

Enniskillen – workshop details (doc)   


Enniskillen One Day Poetry Festival Plan

11.15am Registration and Introductions




Session 1
11.30 – 1pm
Fact, Fiction or Faction
Pamela Brown
Still Glorious Still
Deirdre Cartmill
The Big Picture
Annemarie Mullan
1pm – 2pm

Lunch is not provided – but there is a restaurant at the Theatre.

Session 2
2pm – 3.30pm
Finding Your Voice
Brenda Liddy
Still Life – perspectives
Deirdre Cartmill
Facilitating writing workshops for children: An introduction
Chelley McLear
Session 3
3.45pm – 5.15pm
Freeze Frame: Poetry in un-motion
Colin Dardis
Found Poems: There is Still Life Left in the Text
Brenda Liddy
The I of the Storm
Annemarie Mullan
5.15pm – 6.00pm (Indoor) POETRY PICNIC – A sharing of food for the soul
Bring your poems and share with other participants as we round off the day with relaxed readings and reflections
All participants will have the opportunity to share up to two minutes of their poetry (polished and prepared or work in progress)This reading time will include a Quick Q&A: Preparing for PublicationTips and hints from editors and published poets as to how to ensure you don’t hit the slush pile and how to go about promoting your work at events and online.


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