SiarScéal Festival returns to Roscommon

 

 

SiarScéal Festival 2019 will take place at Roscommon County Library in Roscommon town on Friday and Saturday, October 11th and 12th.

  Highlights include the presentation of the annual Hanna Greally International Literary Awards and Beneath Western Skies, a poetry and photographic exhibition by Anni Wilton Jones, who will also host all SiarScéal festivities this year. The guest poet and adjudicator for this year’s Hanna Greally Awards is Faye Boland.

  Friday, October 11th will feature the launch of Beneath Western Skies exhibition at 11 am. The exhibition will go on tour to libraries across Roscommon, Leitrim and Sligo in November.

  The presentation of the junior section of the Hanna Greally International Literary Awards will take place on Friday, October 11th also. The presentation will be officiated by Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, Cllr. Paschal Fitzmaurice and there will be readings from winning entries.

  The presentation of the adult section of the Hanna Greally International Literary Awards will take place on Saturday, October 12th from 10 am to 12.30 pm. This will also be officiated by Cllr. Paschal Fitzmaurice and there will be readings from winning entries.

  The Ger Hanily Memorial Cup will also be awarded locally to the writer/school with the best sense of place or identity.

  The featured production is the Galway Medley poetry/choral recital from the Write-On Group in Galway. There will also be an Open Mic from 1.30 pm to 4.50 pm and all are welcome.

  The prizes on offer for the 2019 Hanna Greally International Literary Awards include an Overall Prize of €500 with two Highly Commended Prizes of €100 each. Trophies will be awarded to other highly commended entries in a categories of national, local and international.