Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Poetry on Beer Mats

Our LitLab group was anxious to become involved in some way with the staging of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan this August so we came up with this idea.

The LitLab writing group, comprised of writers from Meath and Cavan, have produces a series of ten haiku to mark the staging of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2010 in Cavan. These haiku are published on drinks coasters and have a musical theme. The initiative is sponsored by Cavan Arts Office, The Arts Council of Ireland and Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

We wrote haiku, the group discussed, criticised, argued about syllable count (there are five in Dum diddly dum!) chopped and changed them then chose one from each member plus one extra to make up ten. The coasters are being distributed to pubs and restaurants in Cavan and will be actually used during the weeks of the Fleadh 15 - 24 August.

We are also holding a lunchtime reading, poetry and prose, in The Book House venue, Bullock Lane, Cavan town on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22 August, 12.30 to 1.30. All welcome.

1 comment:

Orla Fay said...

Poetry on a beer mat, what a great idea, so immediate! Imagine someone like Patrick Kavanagh would love that.