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Vagabond Verses

July 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


An afternoon of pop-up performance and poetry in venues throughout Sligo town curated by Patrick Karl Curley. Each poetry vignette will be approximately 15 – 20 minutes in duration, leaving time for audience members to make it to the next destination on our trail.

Alice Lyons, 3pm at The Model

Award winning poet Alice Lyons lives in Sligo where she is poet in residence at the Yeats Society and teaches on the BA (Hons) Writing and Literature course at IT Sligo. Her novel Oona will be published by Lilliput Press in 2020.

Owen Kilfeather, 3.30pm at Bookmart, Bridge Street

Owen Kilfeather is a composer, writer and filmmaker from County Sligo. He has been involved in the composition, production and interpretation of some twenty albums, as house composer-producer for Barcelona-based avant-music label Discordian Records and Tiamat Teatre, and as interpreter for chamber choir ARSinNOVA and Gamelan Penempaan Guntur, the first Spanish gamelan ensemble.

Tess Gallagher, 4pm at Sligo Central Library

Stephen Street Tess Gallagher is an American poet, essayist, and short story writer. Her honors include a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, two National Endowment for the Arts awards, The Maxine Cushing Gray Endowed Libraries Visiting Writers Fellowship (University of Washington), and the Elliston Award for “best book of poetry published by a small press” for the collection Instructions to the Double (1976).

Jessica Bruen, 4.30pm at Sligo City Hall

Jessica Bruen is a multidisciplinary artist based in Sligo. They have just graduated from IT Sligo having studied Performing Arts. Besides being a freelance artist they have also worked with Blue Raincoat Theatre, The Abbey and co-directed the opening musical review for the Where We Are Now festival 2018. They emphasize the ethereal in the every day and finding ways to incorporate performativity into each aspect of life.

Alice Kinsella, 5pm at Liber, O’Connell Street

Alice Kinsella is a poet from Dublin raised in Mayo. Her poetry has appeared in Banshee, The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review among others. She has received residencies/bursaries from SICCDA Liberties Festival, John Hewitt International Summer School, and Cill Rialaig Artists’ Residency. Her work has been translated into Polish, Arabic, and Greek. Her pamphlet Sexy Fruit (Broken Sleep Books) was a Poetry Book Society Spring 2019 Selection.

Brian Ó Súilleabháin, 5.30pm at Yeats Building, Hyde Bridge 

Brian Ó Súilleabháin grew up in Dublin but spent most of his working life in Sligo as a Veterinary Officer with the Department of Agriculture. He is now retired. He has published both prose and poetry in Comhar, Feasta, Scríobh 2004-2007, Glór Ghulbain and Scríbhnroirí Cois Teorann. His Irish translations of two of the plays of W.B.Yeats have been performed in recent years at the Yeats Summer School and at other venues. He has also published work in English on the history of Veterinary Medicine.

Free Admission


July 11, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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