Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hugo Williams to Read in Cavan

Wednesday 11 November will see local and international talents come together for a unique evening of poetry and song at the Radisson Hotel, Cavan, sponsored by Cavan County Council Arts Office and initiated by Cavan poet, Rebecca O'Connor, who has taken part in festivals including the Caomhnú Literary Festival and the Flat Lake Arts and Literary Festival.

The special guest of the evening is Hugo Williams, (left) one of the UK’s finest poets. His Collected Poems, which brings together work from eight books, was published in 2002. His poetry collection Dear Room (2006), was shortlisted for the 2006 Costa Poetry Award. His latest collection is West End Final (2009), shortlisted for the 2009 Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) and shortlisted for the T S Eliot prize. You can hear Hugo read four poems at the Poetry Archive here. Review of West End Final here.

He will be accompanied by a young poet from Dublin by the name of Ciarán O’Rourke and Cavan’s very own musical star, Lisa O’Neill. To listen to Lisa O’Neill sing go here on YouTube.

There’ll also be an open mic slot for singers and poets (please contact Rebecca in advance if you fancy taking part), along with music from Ciaran O’Neill and Brouhaha in the cellar bar afterwards.

Venue: Radisson, Cavan. Time: 7.30 pm. Tickets: Euro 10. You can book in advance by contacting Rebecca O’Connor at or 087 2657251.

Press report here.

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