O’Bheal Poetry Festival

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th November, All Day, Conference Space


Ó Bhéal’s 11th Winter Warmer (and 3rd hybrid) festival presents over 30 poets from seven countries. Most of these featured guests will read/perform in-person at Nano Nagle Place, with others appearing virtually. All events are free to access at the venue or via our online Festival Stage and usual social media channels. In-person audience capacity is 100.

The festival hosts two poetry workshops with Dylan Brennan and Jessica Traynor, a poetry-film workshop with Colm Scully, three music/poetry fusions from Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Aindrias de Staic and Alistair Mackay (with Rody Gorman) (all in-person), an Open-Mic Showcase featuring four Cork-based regular open-mic events, poetry-films from the verse of the late Macdara Woods, plus a Closed-Mic set for poets from Ó Bhéal’s regular open-mic sessions during 2023.

Other guests include Eiléan Ni Chuilleanáin, Fred D’Aguiar, Sarah Clancy, Vona Groarke, Lauren O’Donovan, Emma Must, Kim Shuck, Alejandro Murguía, Gormfhlaith Ni Shiochain Ni Bheolain, Laima Vincė, Jason J. Fisher and S’phongo.

The shortlist and prize-giving for Ó Bhéal’s 11th International Poetry-Film Competition will be screened and simulcast, as will an additional, special selection of poetry-films made in Ireland.

Free admission to all events!

Our Design Shop will remain open until 8.30pm on Friday 24th & Saturday 25th.

On Sunday 26th our Design Shop will remain open until 7pm

For more information visit: https://www.obheal.ie/blog/winter-warmer-poetry-festival/winter-warmer-festival-2023/


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