Sunday, March 11, 2007

White House Poetry Revival Wed 14th March 2007

White House Poetry Revival
Wed. March 14th 2007 9.00pm

This weeks special guest is poet Mark Whelan.

Mark Whelan is a Limerick born poet. With Paul Sweeney he was instrumental in establishing the foundation for what is now known as Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival, of which he is a committee member, and in re-establishing the literary journal The Stony Thursday Book of which he was guest editor for its first four editions. Works have been translated into Spanish, French, and Farsi. He was invited to read at the Ardentisima poetry festival in Murcia in 2004. He has one published collection by Anam Press Scarecrow Diptych illustrated by John Shinnors with introduction by poet Jo Slade.

The White House Poetry Revival has being going now for almost four 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
Barney Sheehan at 086 8657494 or Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409.
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