Sunday, July 09, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed 12th July 2006

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 12th July 2006 9.00pm

This weeks special guest is North of England poet Keith Armstrong.

Born in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he has worked as a community development worker, poet, librarian and publisher, Keith Armstrong, now residing in the seaside town of Whitley Bay makes a return visit to Limerick to read at the White House Poetry Revival.
Keith is coordinator of the Northern Voices creative writing and community publishing project which specialises in recording the experiences of people in the North East of England. He has organised several community arts festivals in the region and many literary events featuring the likes of Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Douglas Dunn, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Katrina Porteous, Ian McMillan, Edward Bond, Edwin Morgan, Uwe Kolbe, Attila the Stockbroker, Brendan Cleary, Adrian Mitchell, Jackie Kay, Linda France, Frank Messina, Benjamin Zephaniah, Liz Lochhead, The Poetry Virgins, and The Poetry Vndals
His poetry has been extensively published in magazines such as New Statesman, Poetry Review, Dreamcatcher, Other Poetry, Aesthetica, Microphone On, Iron, Sand, The Poetry Business, and Poetry Scotland, as well as in the collections The Jingling Geordie, Dreaming North (with Graeme Rigby), Pains of Class and Imagined Corners, He has been described as 'a noble dissident.' by poet Brendan Cleary and as 'a genial rogue.' by Councillor Ken Manton, Durham County Council.

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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