Sunday, June 04, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed. June 7th 2006


White House Poetry Revival
Wed 7th. June 2006 9.00pm

The White House Poets in association with Foras na Gaeilge continue their series of bi-lingual poetry readings this Wednesday 7th June at 9.00pm in the White House pub, O Connell Street , Limerick

This weeks guest poet is Gabriel Fitzmaurice.

Gabriel Fitzmaurice, born in 1952 in the village of Moyvane, where he still lives and is principal of the local National School. He is author of more than thirty books in Irish and English and has been described as ‘one of Ireland’s favourite writers’. In Beat the Goatskin Fitzmaurice’s skilful storytelling and optimistic spirit give a charming account of Ireland, particularly rural Ireland with its customs, education, sport, literature, music and song.

Over the coming months many more bi lingual poets are booked to read including Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Louis De Paor, Cathal O Searcaigh, Gabriel Rosenstock, Gearoid Mac Lochlainn, Cristoir O Flynn, Paddy Bushe, 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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