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Poetry on the Edge: Workshop with Kevin Higgins

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Poetry on the Edge: Workshop with Kevin Higgins (2 Parts)

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Poetry on the Edge brings professional writers to Ballina for school and community engagement. The aim of the project is to make creative writing and literarture accessible for a variety of audiences.

Poet Kevin Higgins will faciliate a two part poetry workshop over two evenings:

Weds 13th October 7pm - Part 1

Thurs 14th October 7pm - Part 2

Kevin Higgins’ best-selling first collection, The Boy with No Face, published by Salmon Poetry, was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet. Kevin's second collection of poems, Time Gentlemen, Please, was published in 2008 by Salmon Poetry and his poetry is discussed in The Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry. His other collections are Frightening New Furniture (2010), Sex and Death at Merlin Park Hospital (2019), The Ghost in the Lobby (2014), all published by Salmon. In 2017, Salmon published his Song of Songs 2.0 New & Selected Poems. His other books include Mentioning the War: Essays and Reviews 1999-2011 (Salmon, 2012), and The Colour Yellow & The Number 19: Negative Thoughts That Helped One Man Mostly Retain His Sanity During 2020 (2020). The Stinging Fly magazine has described Kevin as “likely the most widely read living poet in Ireland” Kevin’s sixth full poetry collection, Ecstatic, will be published by Salmon in March 2022.

This booking is for both Part 1 and Part 2 of Kevin Higgins workshop.

It also includes admission to Poetry on the Edge: Readings which takes place Friday 15th October at 9:30pm in the Shambles Bar, Ballina Manor Hotel.

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Ballina Fringe Festival returns from 9th – 17th October 2021

Ballina Fringe Festival is an artistic exploration of life lived on the edge of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way served up in a festival of words, art and music.


The festival returns for another year of outdoors, online and intimate venues from 9th – 17th October 2021, in association with the Ice House Hotel & Spa.

All 2021 events and tours , both paid and free events, will be ticketed to manage audience numbers.

Join us as we dip and weave our way though exceptional art, musical entertainment, botanical discoveries, tales well told and lyrical words that dance through poetry.

Pure Ballina – Ballina Fringe Festival’s community street art project
Another great year beckons for Pure Ballina street art , bringing internationally known street artist Canvaz back to his Mayo roots to collaborate with St Augustine's Community Nursing Unit to create unique community and world-leading street art once more in Ballina. Funded by and Topline Archers Ballina.

Ballina Fringe Festival is developed in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre and Mayo North.

Covid-19 restrictions

We understand that due to the changing nature of public health advice, there may be a very small chance that we may not be able to run some festival events as planned or indeed at all. Should public health advice indicate that this is the case, all tickets purchased will be fully refundable and we will offer a no-quibble money-back guarantee.

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