Sunday, July 30, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed 2nd Aug 2006


White House Poetry Revival
Wed 2nd August 2006 9.00pm

This weeks special guest is Limerick poet Cristoir O Flynn

The White House Poets in association with Foras na Gaeilge continue their series of bi-lingual poetry readings this Wednesday 2nd Aug. 2006 at 9.00pm in the White House pub, 52 O Connell Street , Limerick

Christoir O'Flynn was born in Limerick in 1927. He has published over forty books in English and Irish. His plays have been produced at The Abbey, The Gate, and Damer theatres in Dublin, the Lyric in Belfast, and An Taibhdhearc, Galway. He has also written many plays for radio and television. His main work includes the novels Lá Dá Bhfaca Thú (1955); and Learairí Lios an Phúca (1965). His short story collections are Oineachlann (1968), and Sanctuary Island (1971). His drama includes In Dublin's Fair City (1959); Land of the Living (1962); Cóta Bán Chríost/The Order of Melchizedek (1966); Is É Dúirt Polonious (1967); Aggiornamento (1968); Mise Raifteri an File (1973); and An Spailpín Fánach (1988). His poetry collections include Ó Fhás go hAois (1969); Banana (1979); Aisling Dhá Abhainn (1977); Hunger Strike (1984); A Poet in Rome (1992); The Obelisk Year (1993); and Seacláidí Van Gogh (1996). His translations include Trí Gheata na Síioráiochta (from Dante's Divina Commedia, 1988); Irish Comic Poems (1994); The Bard of Thomand (1995); The Maigue Poets (1995), and Blind Raftery (1996). His memoir, There is an Isle, was published by Mercier (Cork, 1998). His awards include first prizes in all genres of Oireachtas literary competitions; the Irish Book Club Award (1955); the National Short Story 1916 Commemoration Award (1966); Douglas Hyde Memorial Award (1965); a Jacobs Television Award for Drama (1968); The Abbey Theatre Playwright's Bursary (1973), and the Oireachtas Translation Prize (1988). He lives in Co Dublin and is a member of Aosdána.

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 and Dominic Taylor, the men behind the revival of poetry at the White House, continue to attract the best of Irish and International poetry to Limerick and seesthe 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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At 7:52 AM, Blogger Em&Ed said...

Poetry night! What a great idea, myself and eddie have really enjoyed our nights here at the White House. All we are missing now is Bill Clinton.

We went missing for a while BUT NOW were back to haunt everyone!

It's great to encourage eachother. At first Eddie was nervous to read out loud, and of course I felt the same my first time.........but everyone has a talent, and there is a lot to be said for having the guts TO DO IT.

Nobody is better than anyone else, isn't that a great feeling? it gives us all confidence to perform.

Anyone reading this for the first time should not be afraid to COME AND JOIN THE RANKS!

Anything is good, I tend to write comedy poems, people are always game for a laugh. I'm not afraid to make a fool of myself!!!

Best of Luck,

Eddie and Emma.

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