Friday, October 9, 2009

Trim Windows Launch

The last of the Windows Publications launch in Trim last night went well. Nice crowd, readers, relations, friends - you can't go wrong reading to a sympathetic audience like that. Readers were Ina Olohan, Paddy Smith, Nollaig Rowan, Maireád Donnellan, Pat Devaney and myself. Some very good poems and prose introduced by editors Heather Brett and Noel Monahan. Also suitable music by duo Emily’s Eldest with Ben Tiernan and Eileen Tackney. Another most enjoyable evening. Above: Paddy Smith and Eamonn Cooke at the launch.

Tonight in Drogheda local author Marie MacSweeney will launch her second collection of poetry in the Boyne Valley Hotel at 8pm. The book is a two-part collection which has been published by Lapwing of Belfast and contains her translation into English of the famous poem of grief and love, Caoineadh Airt Úi Laoghaire and her own collection Flying During The Hours of Darkness, written around the theme of love and grief, and dedicated to the memory of the late John Walsh.

During the course of the evening there will also be an unusual auction of a selection on one page, hand printed and signed poems by authors including John Montague, Eithne Strong, John Heath Stubbs, Sorley Maclean, Gabriel Rosenstock, Pádraigh Daly and many others.

Profits from the entire evening will go to the Palliative Care Unit of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

Marie MacSweeney will also be one of the featured readers in our Boyne Readings and Open Mic event in the Village Hall, Knightsbridge, Trim on Thursday next 15 October at 8pm. Michael Regan, Trim, will be the other featured reader.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Oh, going to Marie's launch tonight in Drogheda. Hope it goes really well for her :)

Good to see ye did the journal proud again last night - phew!