Friday, November 30, 2007

White House Poetry Revival Wed 5th Dec 2007

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 5th Dec 2007 9.30pm

This weeks guest in association with the Western Writers' Centre as part of their Touring Experiment project is Dairena Ní Chinnéide

Dairena Ní Chinnéide lives in the West Kerry Gaeltacht of Corca Dhuibhne. Her first bilingual collection of poetry "An Trodaí agus Dánta Eile/The Warrior and Other Poems" was published by Cló Iar Chonnachta in 2006. She received second prize in the Samhain Smurfit International Poetry Competition in 2004. She was awarded a bursary from Ealaíon na Gaeltachta and the Arts Council the same year. In 2005 she was shortlisted for the Strokestown International Poetry Competition and received a bursary from Bord na Leabhar Gaeilge. She represented Ireland on the Words Unbound international poetry exchange visiting France, England and Belgium 2006/2007. She also represented Ireland on "Cuairt na mBard" poetry and musical exchange with Scotland and the Outer Hebrides.Dairena also worked on the Gaelic Jazz Project for IMRAM 2007.She was shortlisted for the Strong Award in 2007. Her second poetry collection "Máthair an Fhiaigh/The Raven's Mother" is due for publication by Cló Iar Chonnachta in 2008. She works as an interpreter for the European Parliment other European institutions and freelance companies in Ireland.

For further information contact Barney Sheehan at 086 8657494 or Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409

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The White House Poets acknowledge the financial support of the Arts Council of Ireland.



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