Beneath Western Skies
– programme for SiarScéal Festival 2018 announced –

River Suck (from Beneath Western Skies exhibition)
A photographic and poetry exhibition featuring seascapes, lakes and landscapes of the breathtaking County Sligo forms the centrepiece of this year's SiarScéal Festival, the programme for which has just been announced.

Also headlining will be Faye Boland, whose debut collection of poems, Peripheral, takes its title from her overall winning entry at last year's Hanna Greally International Literary Awards that run as part of the festival. The Awards are on hiatus this year but, a selection of entries from last year accompanies the photographs featured in Beneath Western Skies exhibition.

The festival takes place over two days – Friday and Saturday, 19-20 October – at Roscommon County Library in Roscommon Town. In addition, the Beneath Western Skies exhibition will be on display from 16th to 24th October inclusive.
Peripheral by Faye Boland

Writing workshops, musical performances and the always popular open mike session to close the festival on the Saturday, also feature among the programme of events. The full details for this year's festival have been posted online and also available to download in the form of a festival brochure.

The festival is open to the public and anyone interested in performing their work is asked to contact the organisers by text to Int+353+(0)86 1649756.

SiarScéal is an annual community festival based in Roscommon and Roscommon County Council Library Services are sponsoring this event, along with The Manuscript Publisher and AIB. Photographers and poets from surrounding areas have generously allowed their work to be displayed and performed, including Ann Joyce, who has been a friend of SiarScéal since its inception.