Thursday, March 27, 2008

Writing Workshop in Ballybane Library

A Bilingual Creative Writing Workshop with Colette Nic Aodha and Michael O’Loughlin will take place in Ballybane Public Library on 28th of March 2008 from11am to 1pm.

Béidh Ceardlann Dhátheangach Scríobhneoireachta Cruthaith le Colette NicAodha agus Michael O’Loughlin Ar an 28 Márta 2008 ó 11.00r.n. go dtí 1.00i.n.

Colette Nic Aodha, a writer in both Irish and English, her poetry collections are Baill Seirce (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1998); Faoi Chrann Cnó Capaill (Coiscéim, 2000); Gallúnach-Ar-Rópa (Coiscéim, 2003); Sundial (Galway, Arlen House, 2005/New York, Syracuse University Press, 2006); and Between Curses/Baine Géar (Arlen House, 2007). Her short stories are collected as Ádh Mór (Coiscéim, 2004). Her poetry has been anthologised in such publications as Field Day, IV and V and in The White Page / An Bhileog Bhán: twentieth century Irish women poets (Galway, Salmon Poetry, 1999), edited by Joan McBreen. She lives in Galway.

Michael O’Loughlin has published four collections of poetry,most recently Another Nation: New and Selected Poems (New Island/Arc). In addition he has written essays and criticism, including After Kavanagh: Kavanagh and The Discourse of Contemporary Irish Poetry (1987), and I Do Not Know What This Country Is Called: Irish Writing In The European Context ( He has also published many translations from Spanish, French and Dutch especially Hidden Weddings: Selected Poems of Gerrit Achterberg, which was a Poetry Ireland Choice.
He also writes for the screen, and has written screenplays for three international feature films, the most recent of which is Snapshots (2002). He is currently Galway City Council's Writer in Residence

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