North West Words

Promoting the Arts in the North West of Ireland

February event – North West Words Arts Night 23rd February 2017 – 8pm Café Florence

Posted on Feb 19, 2017

Join us for our second Arts Night of the year on Thursday 23rd February 2017 starting at 8pm in Cafe Florence, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Great readings and the open mic, and of course, great food from Florence Food Co This month is competition night (English language poetry) with readings of the shortlisted poets from the North West Words and Donegal Creameries Poetry Competition 2016. Our...

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Shortlist and longlist for North West Words and Donegal Creameries/Aurivo Poetry Competition 2016

Posted on Feb 2, 2017

North West Words and Donegal Creameries/Aurivo Poetry Competition 2016. We are pleased to announce the shortlist and longlist from our English language poetry competition: judge Kate Newmann. Thank you to everyone who entered, and to everyone who helped publicise the competition. And, an enormous thank you to our judge, Kate Newmann.  Congratulations to all. The winners will be announced from...

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January event – North West Words Arts Night 26th January 2017 – 8pm Café Florence

Posted on Jan 3, 2017

Our first Arts Night of the new year is on Thursday 26th January 2017 starting at 8pm in Cafe Florence, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Great readings, music, open mic and of course, great food from Florence Food Co Karen Quinn is a writer, tutor and script reader based in Belfast and Donegal. MEAS Writers are a writing group based in South Donegal – they have published an anthology of their...

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North West Words and Ealaín na Gaeltachta Irish Language Poetry Competition 2016

Posted on Dec 20, 2016

This year’s NWW poetry competition 2016 again features a category for best Irish Language poem. North West Words believes it is important to recognise the wealth of contemporary Irish language poetry in the country. The group, partnered with Ealaín na Gaeltachta (the body responsible for the development of the Arts in the Gaeltacht regions), have combined for a second year to develop an Irish...

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December event North West Words Christmas Arts Night Thursday 15th December

Posted on Dec 8, 2016

Join us next Thursday 15th December at 8pm in Cafe Florence, Letterkenny, for our Christmas Arts Night. We will have a reading of ‘Freckles The Elf Christmas Magic In Ireland’ from its author Evelyn McGlynn, and music from the Colmcille Gospel Choir. There will be mulled wine, Christmas poetry, and open mic too. We look forward to seeing you there....

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North West Words Launch Two Poetry Competitions in association with Donegal Creameries and Ealain na Gaeltachta teo

Posted on Dec 2, 2016

From left to right: Nick Griffiths, Rita Harmon, Ann Marie Gallagher (all representing North West Words, and Bried Lindsay and Gary O’Donnell (Donegal Creameries /Aurivo) North West Words has launched its 2016 English language adult Poetry Competition sponsored by Donegal Creameries. This competition is now in its fifth year and is open to original and previously unpublished poems in English....

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