Saturday, August 12, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed. 16th Aug 2006

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 16th August 2006 9.00pm

This weeks special guest is North Cork poet Marion Moynihan.

Marion Moynihan originally from Kanturk, in North Cork, began writing poetry seriously while living in Kerry where she was a member of Fia Rua writers group in Killarney. She has been widely published in various magazines and the Sunday Tribune. She was included in the anthologies; Cum, Turbulence, The Heart of Kerry and Ropes. Her poem, Paul Durcan’s Idea of Heaven was read on RTE’s Saturday evening programme, The Enchanted Way. She was also short-listed for the Strokestown Prize in 2000. Marion studied English Literature and Theology at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, and Psychology and Creative Writing in Thomas Moore College in Kentucky, where she received an award for editing the college literary magazine Words. In 2002 she completed an MA in Writing at NUIG as well as renovating a cottage in Connemara where she now holds weekend writing workshops. Marion was included in Divas 2, an anthology of Irish women Writers launched at The Cuirt festival. She was the winner of the County Galway Firewords Award for 2005 and awarded The Publication Assistance Award 2006 by Galway County Council. Marion’s first collection of poetry, The Moon’s Daughter was published recently by Doghouse.

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 people behind the revival of poetry at the White House, continue to attract the best of Irish and International poetry to Limerick. The White House Poets would like to acknowledge the involvement of the Arts Council, Poetry Ireland, Foras na Gaeilge, Limerick City Council and the White House Bar for their continued support that has helped make 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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