Focus on writing from Canada and Newfoundland

Randall Maggs is one of our special guest poets from Newfoundland. There will be two opportunities to see Randall at the Festival.

On Saturday he will talk about ice hockey and read some poems from 'Night Work - The Sawchuk poems'. The personality of a true ice hockey legend - Terry Sawchuk - is explored in this work. And beyond the player, the great game. Randall Maggs seamlessly links this to hurling too ...
His special interest in GAA and ice hockey is expressed in his book and will feature at this event.

'Through his marvellous, moving poetry, Randall Maggs gets closer than any biographer to the heart of the darkest most troubled figure in the history or the national game.' - Stephen Brunt - GLOBE and MAIL