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All- Ireland Poetry Day 2011 in Mayo

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All Ireland Poetry Day this year takes place on October 6th 2011 and Mayo County Council Arts Office & Library Service are delighted to announce that on the day mayo writers will have the opportunity to take part in Poetry Snack workshops at Castlebar Library on the day.

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Posted: 16/09/2011

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All Ireland Poetry Day 2010 Mayo October 7th.

As part of All Ireland Poetry Day,  Mayo Arts Office & Mayo County Library are delighted to present Anne Le Marquand Hartigan & John F.Deane who will give a reading in Mayo County Library, Castlebar on Thursday October 7th @ 6.30pm. Admission Free, All welcome.

John F.Deane, Irish Poet & Fiction Writer.

Born Achill Island 1943; founded Poetry Ireland - the National Poetry Society - and The Poetry Ireland Review, 1979; Published several collections of poetry and some fiction; Won the O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry, the Marten Toonder Award for Literature and poetry prizes from Italy and Romania. Elected Secretary-General of the European Academy of Poetry in 1996. Shortlisted for both the T.S.Eliot prize and The Irish Times Poetry Now Award, won residencies in Bavaria, Monaco and Paris. Latest poetry collection “The Instruments of Art”, Carcanet 2005; “In Dogged Loyalty”, essays on religious poetry, Columba 2006; latest fiction “The Heather Fields and Other Stories,” Blackstaff Press 2007. His latest poetry collection, “A Little Book of Hours”, came from Carcanet in 2008. He is a member of Aosdána, the body established by the Arts Council to honour artists “whose work had made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland”. In 2007 the French Government honoured him by making him “Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres”. In 2008 John F. Deane was visiting scholar in the Burns Library of Boston College.

Anne Le Marquand Hartigan

Anne Le Marquand Hartigan is an award winning poet, playwright, painter, short fiction, and prose writer, her many awards include; The Mobil Prize for Playwriting for her play The Secret Game, 1995, The Open Poetry Award Listowel, 1978 and many others. She has published five collections of poetry, Nourishment, in 2005, Immortal Sins 1993, Now is a Moveable Feast, her long poem in 1991, with drawings by herself, all published by Salmon. Return Single, 1986, Long Tongue, 1982, published by Beaver Row Press, Dublin.  Her sixth collection To Keep the Light Burning, is due from Salmon this summer. Her book of prose, a meditation on writing, Clearing the Space, was published by Salmon 1996, is presently translated and published this June 2008 in Spanish. Of her six full length plays Beds 1982 and La Corbiere 1989, were premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival. Jersey Lilies premiered at the Samuel Becket Theatre Dublin 1996. Her play In Other Worlds, was commissioned by Ohio Northern University. La Corbiere is published in Seen and Heard, plays by six Irish women, edited by Cathy Leeney, and published by Carysfort Press, Dublin. 2001. She has had one woman and two person shows of her art in Ireland and England as well as exhibiting in major group shows, here and in the UK and won awards for her work in batik.

John F. Deane

Anne Le Marquand Hartigan