Sunday, November 19, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed. 22nd. Nov. 2006

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 22nd Nov. 2006 9.00pm

This weeks guest poet is Maureen Mc Ateer.

Maureen Mc Ateer was born in Limerick and is now living in Gweedore, Co. Donegal. A sister of the late Jim Kemmy she began writing poetry when the youngest of her seven children started school. Her first poem won a prize at the Allingham Arts Festival and she has since won it six times. She has also won prizes at the Charles Macklin Autumn School, the Magill Summer School and was winner of Limerick Scribblers Poetry Competition 2001. She has published in the Woman's Work Anthology and the Limerick Anthology and many more publications.

(Photo: Maureen Mc Ateer, centre, with Barney Sheehan and Michael O Higgins)

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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