Shaking Bog is a new two day nature writing festival which will take place in Glencree, Co Wicklow on the 22nd and 23rd of June this year. It plans to present a joyous and immersive festival of excellent nature writing that promotes enthusiasm and engagement for the art form. It aims to reawaken and shift perspectives of the natural world through art. This will be achieved through presenting the best of international writing and a programme of indoor and outdoor family-friendly events.
The festival will feature literary readings, lectures, discussions and performances as well as community and children’s events aimed at a broad general audience from Wicklow county and beyond.
The Shaking Bog Festival, is ideally situated in County Wicklow and more specifically the Glencree Valley – an area known for both its natural beauty and as a source of creative inspiration. It will be an international festival, celebrating the finest writing about nature from across the world and ambitiously reaching outwards to those beyond county and national borders. But whilst it will bring artists and audiences alike to the Wicklow hills it will also be firmly rooted in the local, embedded in the community and the surrounding landscape.
This year is our first festival. A toe in the water, perhaps, but with a real hope and intention of growing over the coming years.