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Stanzas Weekend of Words Festival July 2015 Stanzas Weekend of Words Festival July 2015


Stanzas Weekend of Words festival in Limerick City



Stanzas is an event for emerging writers to express themselves, develop their craft, and meet interesting, like-minded people. It is based in the Limerick City area, and takes place on the third Friday of every month. This July, Stanzas will host a three day event called ‘Weekend of Words’ that will feature events and readings throughout the city. Stanzas weekend of words is a celebration of Stanzas one year anniversary since its creation. This weekend of words will take place over Fri 17, Sat 18 and Sun 19. As a part of this weekend, eight guests will be coming down for poetry, spoken work, stories, comedy, music and a little bit of vegan and vegetarian lunch. Writers of all kinds are welcome, to either participate and speak on the open mic or just to listen in and immerse themselves in other people’s creativity. Stanzas encourages everyone to have fun and thoroughly enjoy themselves. Handy little Stanzas notebooks have been made, featuring its unique logo, and will be handed out over the weekend for people to ‘write those mad poems into.”

Stanzas weekend of words list of events –

Fri, July 17 –

Kathy D’arcy and Joe Sweeney will be at Café Noir on Robert Street at 7pm for the open mic event.



Later that night, the Poet’s Social event, with ‘Socialising and Vagabonding’, will take place in Mickey Martin’s pub, on Thomas Street.

Sat, July 18 –

Eleanor Hooker and Roisín Kelly will be reading at Lucky Lane at 4pm, later followed by Shane Davis and Brian Russo Clancy giving
readings from the Chapbook Anthology at Café Noir at 7pm.

A workshop in Limerick’s Writing Centre at 12 Barrington Street will also take place at 9.30pm.

Sun, July 19 –

Paul Casey and Victoria Kennefic will cover the closing ceremony with readings at the Bubble Tea Paradise, 3 Rutland Street, at 2pm with music by Aaron Hackett also featured.

Check out the Stanzas Facebook page here

Check out the Stanzas blog here

Read more about Limerick literature here

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.