Strokestown Poetry Festival 2017

We all packed into the car and headed west for about two hours at the weekend. We arrived at the uber friendly poetry festival that is Strokestown. Simon was shortlisted for the festival’s international poetry prize. 

We had a lovely time of it the organisers were welcoming and there were some very cool events. I even got to attend one! I went to the Cyphers Magazine launch which was based on the theme of the writer and founder of the mag, Leland Bardwell. Some of the contributers read their work and Leland’s son relaxed us with some poignant recordings of their mother reading from her own work. The setting for the festival couldn’t be better! Strokestown House is just divine and they set up a well stocked poetry book shop in the grand dining room.
Thank you, Strokestown! 

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