North West Words

Promoting the Arts in the North West of Ireland

Launch of our North West Reading Series

Posted on Jul 15, 2017

         Our July event with Earagail Arts Festival, featuring readers Brian Leyden and Averil Meehan, was also the launch of our funded monthly reading series: North West Reading Series.          We’ve great events planned from July to December 2017 in Florence Food Co. Letterkenny at 8pm. See dates on our poster below. All readers have a connection with the North West Region: they are...

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July event with Earagail Arts Festival – Wednesday 12th July 2017

Posted on Jul 2, 2017

                                                                       We’re delighted to announce that North West Words is at Earagail Arts Festival 2017 – see the programme at…/70576-earagail-arts-festival-2017-low-r… We’ll be in our usual venue Florence Food Co Letterkenny, at the usual time of 8pm, but this event is in the middle of the month –...

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June Event – North West Words Thursday 29th June 2017

Posted on Jun 19, 2017

Join us in Florence Food Co at 8pm Thursday 29th June for the North West Words June Arts Night. Our featured readers are the award-winning Canadian poet, Kelly Norah Drukker, and the writing group, Inch Island Writers. Kelly Norah Drukker is an award-winning poet born in Montreal, Canada. She grew up in the Laurentian region of Quebec. Her work as an English teacher has brought her to...

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May Event – North West Words Thursday 25th May 2017

Posted on May 9, 2017

Join us in Florence Food Co at 8pm Thursday 25th May for the North West Words May Arts Night. Our featured readers are Una Mannion and the writing group Pen2Paper. We’re looking forward to another great night of readings. Among her many accolades, Una Mannion is a recent winner of the Hennessy Emerging Poetry award, the Yeats’ Society’s Seamus Heaney Memorial Poetry award, and...

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April event – National Poetry Day with North West Words and Poetry Ireland 27th April

Posted on Apr 10, 2017

The North West Words National Poetry Day Readings feature two Donegal poets: Maureen Curran, who writes in English, and Máire Dinny Wren, who writes in Irish. It showcases two poetic traditions in Donegal. The readings start at 8pm in Florence Food Co. Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and are free of charge. Máire Dinny Wren was born in Gweedore, Co. Donegal. She writes poetry and fiction. Her work has...

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Máire Dinny Wren wins our 2016 Irish Language Poetry Competition

Posted on Apr 2, 2017

Photo from L to R: Breíd Lindsay (Aurivo Co-operative Society Ltd /Donegal Creameries), Máire Dinny Wren (1st prize winner), Rachel Holstead (Ealaín na Gaeltachta) and Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird (competition judge) Máire Dinny Wren has won the North West Words, Ealaín na Gaeltachta and Aurivo/Donegal Creameries Irish Language Poetry Competition 2016. What a night of Craic agus Ceol. Thursday...

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