Friday, April 21, 2006

Diary Dates: April 23rd - April 29th 2006

Wednesday 26th April @ 9.00pm The White House Poets in association with Foras na Gaeilge presents a series of bi-lingual poetry readings in the White House pub, O Connell Street , Limerick
The series begins with special guest poet Dairena Ní Chinnéide
Dairena Ní Chinnéide hails from the West Kerry Gaeltacht of Corca Dhuibhne.She has a BA in Communication Studies from DCU and a Higher Diploma inTranslation Studies from UCG. Dairena writes in the Irish language andtranslates immediately into English. She is published in Feasta, Comhar, GonUige Sin, An Sagart and recently took part in the international poetryexchange of Words Unbound with French, English, Belgian and Irish poets.Her work can be seen at dairenanichinneide.com and her first poetrycollection "An Trodaí agus Dánta Eile/The Warrior and Other Poems" is justpublished by Cló Iar Chonnachta.

Over the coming months many more bi lingual poets are booked to read including Gregoir O Duill, Louis De Paor, Cathal O Searcaigh, Gabriel Rosenstock, Gearoid Mac Lochlainn, Cristoir O Flynn, Paddy Bushe, Gabriel Fitzmaurice plus many others.

The White House Poetry Revival has being going now for almost three years. Every Wednesday the famous old world bar is transformed into a centre of culture as poets recite their latest work. Barney Sheehan, the man behind the revival of poetry at the White House, continues to attract the best of Irish and International poetry to Limerick. He sees the involvement of Foras na Gaeilge as a recognition of the work they have put in to making the White House one of the pre eminent venues for poetry in Ireland.

As usual the reading is preceded by an open mic session in which anyone who wishes to read is invited to do so. Complementary finger food is provided and proceeding commence at 9.00 pm.

For further information contact Barney Sheehan at 086 8657494 or Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409.
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Thursday 27th April @ 9.30pm North Beach Nights presents Trish Casey (Cúirt Grand Slam Winner 2004) Kevin Higgins (Cúirt Grand Slam Winner 2003) Stephen Murray (Cúirt Grand Slam Winner 2005) and sponsored by Poetry Ireland John W. Sexton short story writer, dramatist, children's novelist, radio scriptwriter, broadcaster and performer. At BK's Winebar,Spanish Parade, Galway. Info: 091 593290.

Thursday 27th April @ 11.30am Cuirt Debut presents the Over the Edge Showcase
Featuring Celeste Auge, Edward Boyne, Jim Mullarkey, Sheila Phelan and Lorna Shaughnessy
Town Hall Theatre, Galway Town Hall Theatre, Galway Courthouse Square Galway Phone: +353 91 56977

Thursday 27th April @ 8.00pm. The Munster Literature Centre invite you to Poetry in Dialogue Japanese Poetry Reading A reading from two leading Japanese poets, Mutsuo Takahashi and Yasuhiro Yotsumoto along with translations. Amalgamation of tradition and modernism and intersection of two places, Ireland and Japan. Admission Free. Venue: Tigh Fili, MacCurtain St, Cork. Info: 021-4509274 info@tighfili.com

Friday 28th April - Monday 1st May Strokestown International Poetry Festival. Seamus Heaney opens the Strokestown International Poetry Festival The Lineup includes Heaney, who will be reading from his new collection, District and Circle,Nuala Ní DhomhnaillPeter SirrPaula MeehanGabriel FitzmauriceTheo DorganEnda WyleyMichael O’DeaNuala Reilly among the Irish poets. Maura Dooley, Charles Bennett and James Greene will be over from Britain, and Aonghas MacNeacail, the Gaelic poet from Skye, will also read. Cork poet Greg Delanty, who is based in Vermont, will be back to read from his new Collected Poems. Further Information: Paddy Bushe, Director, pbushe@eircom.net 087 2316814 or 066 94747123

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