Sunday, August 12, 2007

White House Poetry Revival Wed 15th Aug 2007

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 15th Aug 2007 9.00pm

The White House Poets in association with Foras na Gaeilge present a bi-lingual reading with poet Celia de Fréine.

Celia de Fréine is a poet and playwright who writes in Irish and English. She was born in Northern Ireland and now lives in Dublin and in Connemara.
Two collections of poetry in Irish Faoi Chabáistí is Ríonacha (2001) and Fiacha Fola (2004) have been published by Cló Iar-Chonnachta. A collection in English Scarecrows at Newtownards was published by Scotus Press in 2005.
Her poetry has won several awards, including the Patrick Kavanagh Award and Gradam Litríochta Chló Iar-Chonnachta; she has three times won the Oireachtas na Gaeilge award for best play, most recently for her new play Tearmann, which also won Duias Fhoras na Gaeilge at Listowel Writers' Week in 2006.
She was awarded Arts Council Bursaries in 1997 and in 2000
The White House Poetry Revival has being going now for over 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 reading has provided an open, supportive venue for countless poets to perform their work, and has fostered a community of poetry. Over the last four years the reading has grown, evolved and matured. We are proud to have provided an open-mic for poets from all over Ireland, Europe and the world: from Buddy Wakefield to Greg Delanty to hundred of others you have never heard, but should have. The reading continues to grow and change and we would invite you to come down, to listen - and should the mood strike you - to speak.
T he 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, all of whom 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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