Friday, October 8, 2010

All Ireland Poetry Day - Meath and Cavan

A hectic delightful day, full of little surprises. Three pm reading in the By the Book bookshop in Virginia. Myself and Honor Duff of LitLab (above) were joined by James Fitzsimons and by Evan Costigan of Boyne Writers and we read and recited a number of poems to the shoppers and browsers.

Then back to Kells where Eamon Cooke (reading above) and Kells Arts club had organised tea, coffee, sandwiches and a reading in the Resource Centre. A good appreciative audience many of whom read their own work or favourite poems.

And finally to Chapter 1 Cafe in Cavan where our LitLab group read as part of the Cafe Sessions series. Our support act was Country blues singer Kevin Sweeney who put on a great show. Irene O'Dea (above) started off with a poem specially written for the event and six members of the group read a wide variety of material. Members of the audience and special guests contributed as well. A good crowd, quiet, attentive and a very enjoyable end to a very busy day.

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