North West Words

Promoting the Arts in the North West of Ireland

October Event – North West Words Thursday 26th October 2017

Posted on Oct 22, 2017

Join us next Thursday 26th October for North West Words in Florence Food Co There will be poetry readings in Irish from award winning poet, Gréagóir Ó Dúill, and in English by the poet, Trevor Conway, music by Chris M Ward and open mic. This is our fourth event in the North West Reading Series 2017 and it is free of charge.

So, 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.

Oct 2017 press release

Gréagóir Ó Dúill, is a much-published poet. He has eight collections in Irish, published by Coiscéim. His first collection of original English poetry, New Room Windows, was published 2008 and his second, Outward and Return, in 2012, both by Doghouse. Recipient of prizes for poetry, the short story and criticism, he has received bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland and of Northern Ireland and from Foras na Gaeilge as well as several residencies.

Trevor Conway was born in Letterkenny, grew up in Sligo and now resides near Salthill in Galway. He writes mainly poems, stories and songs. Subjects he typically finds himself writing about include nature, sport, society and creativity. His first collection of poems, Evidence of Freewheeling, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2015. He’s currently revising a second collection and working on a GAA-based novel.

Christopher M Ward is a talented songwriter who has appeared on TV and radio, and performed internationally. ‘The Forty Years Suite’ is his latest work. Dealing with love, life, old age and loss, it has been described by reviewers as ‘Enchanting’, ‘Sad but beautiful’ and ‘Speaks to us all’.

North West Words gratefully acknowledges the financial support for these readings from the Arts Council and Donegal County Council.