Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fourth Forge Literature Festival events in Gort Library

Gort will see its fourth 'Forge at Gort' literature festival commence on Friday, 25th March. A host of novelists, poets and musicians are due for this year's festival, which is organised by theWestern Writers' Centre, Ionad Scríbhneoiri Chaitlín Maude, Galway.
Renowned photographer, Joe Geoghegan, will exhibit elements of his famous exhibition of photos-and-poems from the eyes, quite literally, of many Irish writers - this exhibition opens at Gort Library on the 22nd March at 19.00 at which the festival will be launched - all are welcome.

5pm – 6pm - Opening and exhibition of Tom Byrne painting of Lady Augusta Gregory – this painting is for sale in support of the festival and bids will be taken or announced at the opening - Sullivans Royal Hotel
John W. Sexton – poet Sarah Clancy – Sullivans Royal Hotel Friday
The Poetry Chicks+ Miceál Kearney : Gort Library, 8pm

Noel Monahan – poet; Kevin Kiely – poet and reviewer - Gort Library, 11 am, Saturday
Matt Mooney – with Paul Jeffcut – poetry & music, Patrick Stack: – Saturday 1pm - Gort Family Resource Centre
The Clare Three-Leggéd Stool Writers' Group – O'Grady's Bar, Gort 3pm
'Tea with George Moore' – an ensemble piece on the writers' life written by John Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy - Gort Family Resource Centre, 5pm.
Olaf Tyaransen/Clare Sawtell – launch of Clare' Sawtell collection - Brenda Mallo

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