Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Clifden Arts Week 30th Anniversary

The 30th Clifden Community Arts Week takes place from 20 - 30 September. As part of the festival the following events will be taking place in Clifden Library.

On the 20th of September a Reading by poets Kevin Higgins and John Walsh.
Kevin’s first collection The Boy With No Face’ was published by Salmon in 2005 -‘a master of the grin and bearing it’. John’s collection, ‘Johnny Tell Them’ (Guildhall Press) ‘gives us an insight into the twists and turns of his personal journey’. They are joint organisers of the successful North Beach Poetry nights. Admission €5. Clifden Library, 1:00pm

21 September
Reading by poet Enda Coyle-Greene
Enda Coyle-Greene lives in County Dublin. Published widely in journals and anthologies, her work has also been broadcast on RTE Radio 1 and Lyric FM. Her first collection, Snow Negatives, received the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2006 and is forthcoming in 2007 from Daedalus Press.
Clifden Library, 1:00pm

Reading by poets Gerardo Gambolini & Jorge Fondebrider
Poetry reading by two visiting Argentinian poets Gerardo Gambolini and Jorge Fondebrider. Gerardo has published three collections of poetry and is currently translating the stories of John Mc Gahern while Jorge has published many collections and, also with Gerardo, the first bilingual anthology of contemporary Irish poetry published in a Spanish speaking country. The reading will be chaired by Joseph Woods, director Poetry Ireland. Arts Week would like to thank Joe and Poetry Ireland for their help over many years.Admission €5
Clifden Library, 4:00pm

22nd September
Children’s Workshop: Members of the highly acclaimed Fidget Feet Company will conduct this year’s Children’s Workshop.
Clifden Library, 12:00pm

24th September
Reading with poets Eamon Grennan & Sean Lysaght
Eamon’s latest book is ‘The Quick of it’ and a new collection, ‘Out of Breath’ is forthcoming. Sean Lysaght, whose latest collection ‘The Mouth of a River’ was published in 2007 will also read. The readings will be introduced by Michael Coady. Admission: €5. Clifden Library, 1:00pm

25th September
Honouring the centenary of the birth of sculptor Seamus Murphy (1907-1975): Padraig Trehy gives a talk on the making of his acclaimed documentary ‘Words into Stones’ about the artist. Sponsored by Chris Shannahan. Admission: €5.Clifden Library, 1:00pm

Talk by Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill
Marking the centenary of Marconi’s wireless station at Derrygimla - a talk by writer and local historian Kathlenn Villiers-Tuthill. Admission: €5.Clifden Library, 4:00pm

26th of September
Reading with poets Nessa O’Mahoney, Michael Coady and Tony Curtis
Nessa has just completed her Ph.D. in creative writing at the University of Wales, Bangor. Her collection ‘Trapping a Ghost’ was published in 2005. Tony is a popular Irish poet. He has published seven collections and his latest book is ‘The Well in the Rain’. He is a member of Aosdana. Michael Coady is a long time associate of Arts Week and also a member of Aosdana. He has received a number of awards in Ireland and the U.S.A. His most recent book of poetry, photographs and prose is ‘One Another’. Sponsored by Mary Downe. Admission: €5.
Clifden Library, 1:00pm

Talk by Jim Carney
To mark the centenary of his birth: Louis MacNeice and his Connemara roots, a talk by journalist and broadcaster Jim Carney. Admission: €5.
Clifden Library, 4:30pm

27th of September
Reading with Letterfrack Writers’ Group
Clifden Library, 1:00pm

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