November Event – North West Words Thursday 30th November 2017
Join us at 8pm Thursday 30th November for North West Words in Florence Food Co There will be poetry readings from two award-winning, Donegal poets, Moya Cannon and Deirdre Hines, music and open mic. This is our fifth event in the North West Reading Series 2017 and it is free of charge.
If you happen to write poetry, fiction or memoir (or other short pieces/extracts), why not bring something along to read on the open mic. Or, just relax and listen to lots of great readings. See you there.
Moya Cannon was born in County Donegal and lives in Dublin. Keats Lives (Carcanet Press, Manchester) is her fifth collection of poetry. A bilingual selection of her poetry, Aves de Invierno, translated by the Argentinian poet, Jorge Fondebrider, was published in 2015 by Pre-Textos (Valencia). She is a winner of the Brendan Behan Award and the Lawrence O Shaughnessy Award. She has been Editor of Poetry Ireland Review and was 2011 Heimbold Professor of Irish Studies at Villanova University P.A..
Deirdre Hines is a playwright and a poet. She was the first woman to win The Stewart Parker Award with ” Howling Moons, Silent Sons ” in 1992, produced by Fishamble Theatre Company (formerly known as Pigsback). Passion Machine produced ” Ghost Acreage at Vixen Time” and Yew Theatre Company produced ” A Moving Destiny”. ” Golden Moon” and ” Borrowed Days” were written specifically for the children of Kilmacrennan National School, where she was Playwright in Residence. Deirdre was shortlisted for The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2010. Her first collection of poetry, ” The Language of Coats”, was published by New Island Books in 2012, and includes the poems which won her The Listowel Collection 2011. New poems have appeared in The Lake, Boyne Berries, Abridged, The Bombay Review, Elsewhere, Deep Water Literary Review, and North West Words Magazine to name a few. She reviews regularly for Sabotage Reviews. One of her favourite jobs in recent years has been judging North West Words Children’s Poetry Competition, which attracts more and more entries every year. She would like to thank North West Words and their audiences for inviting her to read. She lives in Letterkenny in a house at the edge of fable.
North West Words gratefully acknowledges the financial support for these readings from the Arts Council and Donegal County Council.