Fermoy International Poetry Festival, Ireland
The inaugural Fermoy International Poetry Festival began on Thursday 02 August and ran to Monday 06 August 2012. The town of Fermoy (which is located 35KM north of Cork City and 45 minutes from Cork International Airport) hosted a number of events over the five days including poetry workshops, poetry trails, poetry readings, poetry bus tour, live music and book launches. The Festival was based on the theme of ‘Inclusion’ and hosted a number of poets who write in minority languages including Tsead Brunja, Jan Glass, Louis Mulcahy and Fahredin Shehu. Poets from The Neatherlands, Kosovo, France, England, the USA and Ireland featured in the various events.