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School workshops in Illustration and Creative Writing
Evening events in Laurel Villa
Stanzas and Scones with guest poets
Exhibition by Colin Davidson
Laureate na nÓg visit Eoin Colfer
Discussions and poetry readings
Reading Rooms
Illustration and Creative Writing workshops open to the public
Music performance by Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol
Closing event Liam O'Flynn and guests








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Saturday 13th September

Readings

Stanzas and Scones - Poet & physicist Iggy McGovern

If Shakespeare believed that music was the food of love, we here at On Home Ground believe that scones should be the food of stanzas. It's a bit of poetic licence to invite you to stop by mid morning, pour a cuppa, butter on of Laurel Villa's homemade scones and enjoying some verse from new and established poets.

Venue: Laurel Villa

Times: 11am


Paid event

Admission £5.00

Saturday 13th September

Readings

My Heaney - Seamus McKee

A series of well known journalists, writers and musicians personally select their favourite Heaney poems and reveal how they shaped them.

Venue: Laurel Villa

Times: 1pm


Paid event

Admission £5.00

Saturday 13th September

Readings

My Heaney - Wireless Mystery Theatre

Aislinn Clarke and Reggie Chamberlain - King are the team behind Wireless Mystery Theatre. Clarke is a writer, director and film maker. Chamberlain - King is a writer and performer. Wireless Mystery Theatre is Northern Ireland's only audio company, specialising in live stage radio plays, sound installations and broadcast material. They have toured the UK and the Republic of Ireland, selling out the Ulster Hall on two ocassions, produced a 4-star reviewed run in the Edinburgh Fringe and their work has been broadcast on BBC Radios 3 and 4, as well as in Canada, Germany and the United States.


Venue: Laurel Villa

Times: 6pm


Paid event

Admission £5.00

Saturday 13th September

Readings

Earth to Alice - Stand-up Poetry by Alice McCullough

Join Alice and experience this captivating new voice that has been delighting audiences as she plays with the boundaries between spoken word, stand-up, storytelling and theatre in her one-woman show 'Earth To Alice' described by Ursula Burs as "Beautiful, profound and funny - stunning new work from an exceptionally talented woman." Winner of the Belfast Book festival Poetry Slam, Writer In Residence at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival this year and host of Belfast's new alternative spoken word showcase, Red Pill, Alice's unique take on stand-up poetry has been entertaining audiences across NI, Dublin, London and the Edinburgh Fringe, having supported talents in both poetry and comedy including Hollie McNish and Katherine Ryan.

Venue: Laurel Villa

Times: 12noon


Paid event

Admission £5.00

Saturday 13th September

Readings

Moyra Donaldson

The poet Moyra Donaldson will read selected poems after the launch of the exhibition Dis-ease in collaboration with the artist Victoria J. Dean 

Venue: Magherafelt Library

Times: 2pm


FREE event