Wednesday, October 6, 2010

All Ireland Poetry Day

A busy day tomorrow - All Ireland Poetry Day.

Boyne Writers have two readings St Patrick's Cathedral, Trim at noon and The Resource Centre, Kells at 5pm. LitLab Cavan/Meath group also have two, 3pm in the Buy a Book bookshop, Virginia Shopping Centre and 8pm in Chapter 1 Cafe, Cavan town.

What to read in the Cathedral. A special venue deserves some special thought. Last year the Dean Rev Robert Jones started the proceedings by reading Diary of a Church Mouse by John Betjeman - a great choice. I'll bring a copy this year and read it if he doesn't.

And as a contrast I'll also read the wonderful Church Going by Philip Larkin.

I also have those three poems of mine about serving Mass and the one about the Christ and the Ass carving in the Victoria and Albert Museum. They should suit.

The 8pm in the cafe needs a bit of thought. Those new ones about coffee and scones might just be the thing - a bit lighthearted, a chuckle factor even!


BarbaraS said...

Happy AIPD to you as well, Michael - heard all about you this morning on LMFM radio too, as I chatted to Daire Nelson. Keep going!

Michael Farry said...

Thanks Barbara, just back after four readings during the day. Hope your gig went well!