Monday, April 06, 2009

White House Poetry Revival Wed 8th April 2009

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 8th April 2009 9.00pm

This weeks guest poet is Harriett O'Carroll.

Harriet O'Carroll was a physiotherapist before she started writing short stories in 1979. She was published in the Beacon and Virago Press, won awards, and appeared in periodicals, anthologies and The Irish Times. She has been translated into French. She has also written radio plays , has had ten plays on RTE Radio 1 and five plays on BBC Radio 4. A favourite of these, MINUET, was RTE’s selected entry for the Italia Prize and told the story of Jane Austen’s romance with a law student from Limerick. She also wrote a screenplay version of this story which was optioned by Working Title.
She wrote episodes for GLENROE and FAIR CITY and was an associate storyliner for GLENROE. She also wrote an episode of MONARCH OF THE GLEN.
She wrote a six hour adaptation of Stella Tillyard’s ARISTOCRATS for BBC 1, broadcast in 1999. It continues to be broadcast world wide and has just been issued in DVD. .
She has screenplays in various stages of development. She wrote the original treatment for THE CLINIC for Parallel Films Ltd., and RTE.

For theatre she wrote BOTTLE OF SMOKE, produced by Island Theatre Company and THE TRICKSTER, an adaptation of Moliere’s LES FOURBERIES DE SCAPIN, also produced by Island Theatre Company.

She has been writing poetry intermittently over the years.

Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494 Blog http// The White House Poets acknowledge the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland.



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