Tuesday, August 21, 2012

LitLab Bookmarks for Cavan Fleadh

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann has been held in Cavan for three years now and our Meath-Cavan Writing Group, LitLab, have been involved to a small degree each year - not playing music or dancing but reading and producing items for free distribution to Fleadh-goers.

The first year we produced drinks coasters with members' Haiku, last year we had short poems on pictorial postcards and this year we produced bookmarks.

Six of our members wrote short, thin poems and supplied images to create six different bookmarks. They have been distributed in book shops in Cavan and at various events. There were some very complimentary comments about them at the Windows launch.

Most of the members took music as their theme but I wasn't listening when the exercise was being explained and did a kind of word association trail starting with book mark and ending with closed book.

The image I used is from a stained glass window in St Patrick's Church, Trim.

Each year we were encouraged by Cavan Arts Office and the energetic Arts Officer, Catriona O'Reilly, who financed the production of these items.

This is the last year of the Fleadh in Cavan so next year we will have no excuse to produce something. But then who needs an excuse to publish!

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