Monday, 19 January 2009

Reading for Peace - Stellar Line-up

Poetry Ireland in association with Trócaire and Amnesty International have organised a reading of some of Ireland's best writers reading in response to the situation in Gaza. Each writer will read for 5-7 minutes at this non-partisan event.

Confirmed readers include:

Seamus Heaney,Evelyn Conlon, Anne Enright, Colm Tóibín, Susan McKay, Hugo Hamilton, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Lia Mills, Ronit Lentin, John F. Deane, Macdara Woods, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Peter Sirr, and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Tuesday 20th January, St Anne's Church, Dawson St. Dublin 2, from 6.30pm (sharp) – 8.30pm.


Liz said...

Hi Nuala,
That reading line-up sounds's reassuring to know that gatherings like this happen ...they can make poetry make a difference.
Are you going? I'll be there in spirit... : )

Women Rule Writer said...

Hi Liz,
I know, the line-up is unreal.
I wish I was going but I live in East Galway, so week-nights in Dublin are hard to manage. My 2 kids are in school here.
I was born and brought up in Dublin and hope to move back when the kiddies are reared (or before?!), and then I'll feast on all the great events that seem to take place there constantly.
See you there in spirit!
N x

Women Rule Writer said...

Just found out this event is FREE.

PJ Nolan said...

Great line-up alright - hope to make it. Guessing It'll be jammers!

Women Rule Writer said...

Lucky you, PJ. Get there at 6.10 (sharp!) I'd say, to get a seat.

Mary O'Donnell and Michael Longley are now added to the list of readers.