Saturday, June 24, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed 28th June 2006


White House Poetry Revival
Wed 28th. June 2006 9.00pm

This weeks guest poet is Hugh Mc Fadden.

Hugh McFadden was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, but has lived in Dublin since childhood. Has had poems published in a variety of literary magazines, including Aquarius, Belfast Review, Broadsheet (ed. Hayden Murphy), The Cork Review, Cyphers, The Great Book of Ireland, Irish University Review, and Poetry Ireland Review. His first collection, Cities of Mirrors, was published by Beaver Row Press. A second collection, Pieces of Time, was published in 2004 by Lapwing Press. His Selected Poems, subtitled Elegies & Epiphanies, were published in 2005 by Lagan Press, Belfast. He has worked as a Researcher/editor for The Irish Manuscripts Commission, and for many years worked as a staff journalist with The Irish Press Group of newspapers, for which he reviewed and wrote a literary column. He is the executor of the literary estate of the late Irish writer, John Jordan, the poet, short-story writer, critic, academic and founding editor of Poetry Ireland. He edited The Collected Poems of John Jordan (Dedalus Press, Dublin, 1991), The Collected Stories of John Jordan (Poolbeg Press, Dublin, 1991), and has edited Crystal Clear:The Selected Prose of John Jordan, which was published by Lilliput Press, Dublin, this month (May, 2006). He works as a freelance journalist in Dublin and as a lecturer in journalism at third level.

The White House Poetry Revival has being going now for 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.

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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The White House Poets acknowledge the support of: the White House Pub, the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland, Limerick City Council


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