Friday 4th October | 7pm | Waterways Ireland Gallery | £10

John Kelly’s collection of poetry, Notions, was published by Dedalus Press in 2018. His work has appeared in The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, Winter Papers, Oxford Magazine and several anthologies. A novel From Out of the City was shortlisted for Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2014. A radio play The Pipes, starring the celebrated Beckett actor Barry McGovern, was broadcast on RTE. John is also one of Ireland’s best-known broadcasters. A SONY, EMA & multiple PPI award-winner, he has presented some of most critically acclaimed music programmes on the Irish airwaves. For many years he has been at the forefront of music and arts broadcasting in Ireland – best known for his cult radio show Mystery Train and for The Works Presents – a series of in-depth television interviews with leading figures in the world of arts and culture.


John, who is originally from Enniskillen, says:I’m really looking forward to reading at home. I’ve done most of the literary festivals this year but this is big one for me. Everything for me has its roots in Fermanagh and I consider it a very great honour to be invited to take part in Fermanagh Live.” John will be joined by friend and acclaimed author Séamas MacAnnaidh and renowned musician Gaby Mc Ardle.