Omagh Literary Festival honouring Benedict Kiely

11th - 13th October 2019, 2.00pm - 1.30pm

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Key Details

Starts 11th October 2019 at 2:00pm
Ends 13th October 2019 at 1:30pm
Venue Strule Arts Centre
Price £7.00 - £10.00

There is a varied literary programme consisting of authors, journalists, poets, musicians, Poetry Slam and a bi-lingual film. The winner of the Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition will read from his / her work. Opening the festival is the popular school event on Friday 11 October at 2.00pm followed by a creative writing workshop. The evening will commence with author Donal Ryan in conversation with Martin Doyle, Arts editor of the Irish Times.

The following contributors have also been confirmed for Saturday and Sunday, Eamon Mallie, Mary Kenny, Paul Clements, Martina Devlin, Glen Wilson, Paul Mc Veigh and musicians Caoileann Mc Kernan and the Moore Brothers. The inter-active / multi media Art Exhibition will celebrate the centenary of Benedict Kiely’s birth. It opens in the Strule Gallery on the Friday 4 October and runs for 4 weeks. It is envisaged that the Poetry Slam will be held in an outside venue that provides access for all. Lunch and dinner in the Strule Cafe on Saturday 12 October will allow patrons and contributors easy access to the programme of events before and after. Coffee, tea and scones will be provided at intervals.

For further information, please contact Margaret Geelan via email on:

Venue Location

Townhall Square Omagh Co. Tyrone BT78 1BL

Strule Arts Centre

Townhall Square Omagh Co. Tyrone BT78 1BL