April is poetry month in Limerick

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LIMERICK’S annual poetry festival will run for the entire month of April with over 20 events and more than 30 performers taking part. 

Organised by the Limerick Writers’ Centre, ‘April is Poetry Month’ aims to increase public participation and celebrate poetry’s vital place in popular culture.

All the events, except workshops and concerts, will be free and open to the public, with the events taking place in various locations around Limerick.

Speaking at the launch of this year’s event, Mayor Daniel Butler said ”April is Poetry Month in Limerick and always will be.”

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The festival’s Ollamh/Poet Laureate Kieran Beville mentors aspiring poets and will be delivering a lecture at the City Library on April 1, titled ”I celebrate myself, and sing myself…”.

He will also be launching his fourth poetry collection ‘A Place Apart’ on Sunday, April 3.

The festival will conclude on April 30 with the inauguration of the Limerick Literary Trail by tour guide and author Joe Colman.