Sunday, September 24, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed 27th Sept 2006


White House Poetry Revival
Wed 27th Sept 2006 9.00pm

This weeks special guest is Australian poet Dr. Robyn Rowland

Dr.Robyn Rowland AO has written seven books, four of them poetry, including Fiery Waters and Shadows at the Gate (Five Islands Press 2004), which are primarily set in Ireland. She has spent much time living and reading in Ireland and is widely published internationally. Her poem ‘The gift of leaving’ won both the Catalpa Poetry Prize and the overall Writers Prize from the Australian-Irish Heritage Association in 2002. She has read and/or taught workshops extensively in Ireland, including at Éigse Michael Hartnett, Listowel, Scriobh and Cúirt. In Australia, Robyn has most recently read at Perth International Arts Festival and Adelaide Writers’ Week. Previously Professor of Social Inquiry at Deakin University, in 1996 she was made an Officer in the Order of Australia for her contribution to higher education and women's health.

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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