Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Noel Monahan: A Celebration

Noel Monahan at Backstage: A Celebration of the Award Winning Poet & Playwright will be held at the Backstage Theatre, Longford in association with Longford Arts Office on Friday, 10 February 8:30pm. Free admission but booking essential.

To celebrate the work of this award winning poet and playwright, a number of writers from the various writers groups in County Longford will read from Noel’s five books of poetry. The evening will be interspersed with music and song.

Noel has been involved at various times with the Cavan/Meath LitLab group and has facilitated workshops for the group. Noel, with Heather Brett, runs Windows Publications which has published many up and coming writers including LitLab members and especially encourages writing in schools.

Noel, originally from Granard, has published five collections of poetry. His most recent publication was Curve of The Moon published by Salmon poetry in 2011. His literary awards include among others, The SeaCat National Award organised by Poetry Ireland. In 2001 he won The PJ O’Connor RTE Radio Drama Award for his play Broken Cups and in 2002 he was awarded The A.S.T.I. Achievements Award for his contribution to literature at home and abroad.

His work has been translated into Italian, French, Romanian and Russian. His most recent plays include: The Children of Lir performed by Livin’ Dred Theatre which appeared at Backstage.

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