Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

Macdara WoodsJoin us as we celebrate Macdara Woods at 70 in Navan Library on Thursday 12th of April at 7.30pm. Macdara was born in Dublin in 1942 and has published a number of collections including his Selected Poems (1996) and The Nightingale Water and Knowledge in the Blood (2002). His work has been translated widely, into some 12 languages, and has has been set to music and perfomed by artists such as Anuna and Bonita Hill. A member of Aosdána, the Irish Arts Council’s affiliation which recognises outstanding contributions to the arts in Ireland, Woods is also one of the founder editors of the long-running literary journal Cyphers, along with poets Pearse Hutchinson, Leland Bardwell, and his wife the poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin. His latest collection of poems is The Cotard Dimension (2011).

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Put pen to paper and enter our Valentine’s Day poetry competitions.

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For children (age 7 – 15) poems should be 50 words or less

and for adults (age 16 +) poems should be 100 words or less.

Entries should be returned to any library in Meath complete with name and address no later than Wednesday 15th February at 5pm, winners will be notified.

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Pity of War Come along and join us at Armistice Day commemorative readings in Dunboyne Library on Thursday 10th of November at 7 pm and in Navan Library on Friday the 11th of November at 11 am. Please feel free to bring a poem, song, letter or any piece of fiction that you may have relating to The Great War.

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Children’s Book Festival continues…

Penelope Moorhead is in the middle of  a whistle-stop tour of Meath libraries this week bringing drama to our libraries in Duleek,Dunboyne, Slane, Trim and Oldcastle.

Penelope is a Speech, Drama and Communication teacher.  She also travels throughout Ireland as an examiner and adjudicator in Speech and Drama. Her workshops will offer an encouraging, fun and inclusive approach to drama aiming to engage all the children in the drama activities, the themed work and in the subsequent presentation and/or discussion.

Later on this week, poet and librarian extraordinaire, Tom French will be visiting Duleek and Dunshaughlin libraries to facilitate poetry workshops

Tom has published two poetry collections with The Gallery Press.  He also works in the library service in our local studies department.  In these writing workshops, the children will discuss some famous poems which they can then use as a springboard for their own ideas and begin writing their own poetry.

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