Stan Notte, Poetry and Creativity.

Festival 2023, News

Our Festival Poetry Event takes place on Saturday 22nd of April at 8 PM upstairs in the wonderful The Mauretania Bar.

We are honoured to have as our special guest Poet, the one and only, Stan Notte.

Stanley Notte is a writer, poet, artist and performer whose work has appeared in numerous print and broadcast media outlets. He is one of Irelands most unique creative voices, and we are sure you will give the accomplished poetical performer the warmest of Cobh welcomes.

Stan will be treating us to some amazing poetry, including a special one inspired by Rory Gallagher. He’ll also be reading for his latest collection, titled “Found”; which has been described as, “a beautifully curated book for poetry and music lovers alike.”

We will be announcing the winners of our International Poetry Competition, and who knows the worthy poets may even be present! We’ll be announcing the Adult and Youth winner before the big day arrives! The quality and diversity of the poems coming in is astounding!

As a performer Stanley has provided support for Stephen James Smith (Coughlans, 2018) and Linton Kwesi Johnson (Live At St Lukes, 2019), and appeared at a wide range of Irish Festivals.

In 2019 he completed a mini tour of Munster performing at The Limerick Fringe Festival, DeBarra’s Spoken Word, Clonakilty, Trá Tales, Waterford and Coliemore The Artists House here in our own Cobh.

His poetry film “Peter and the Wolf – Aladdin Sane?” (After David Bowie) was shortlisted at the Cork Indie Film Festival in 2016, screened at the Dublin Bowie Festival in 2017, and long listed at the Rabbit Heart Festival 2018.

His poetry film “Mrs Xavier” (after The Frank And Walters) placed third in the Doolin Writers Video Competition in 2019.

His Cork, Boi! Nothing But A Ghost Town music video was screened at the CorkIndie Film Festival in 2021.

In 2017 Stanley was chosen to perform in the UK as part of the Twin Cities cultural exchange between Ó Bhéal – Cork Poetry Events (Cork) and Fire and Dust Poetry (Coventry).

Between 2014 and 2018 Stanley also co-founded and curated Solstice Sounds, a bi-annual magazine that remains the only regular spoken word publication to be released in Ireland.

Do NOT miss this event if you are a fan of poetry and the spoken word.

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