Monday, 14 December 2009
ARLEN HOUSE DUBLIN LAUNCH
Alan Hayes - Arlen House
Writer Órfhlaith Foyle and Catherine Leahy
Four Foyles: John, Rebecca, Órfhlaith & Gearóid
A festive looking Unitarian Church
Rebecca Foyle, Aeneas and Catherine Leahy
Celia de Fréine signing her book Immram / Odyssey
It has taken a while (crazy busy) but I am finally able to post a few pics from last Tuesday's Arlen House Poetry launch in Dublin. The press, with the help of Poetry Ireland Director Joseph Woods's help, launched 5 books:
Celia de Fréine - Immram / Odyssey
Órfhlaith Foyle - Red Riding Hood's Dilemma
James Martyn - Shedding Skin
Geraldine Mills - An Urgency of Stars
Terry McDonagh - The Truth in Mustard
The Unitarian Church is such a beautiful and central venue and there were plenty of poets and writers present in the crowd including Patrick Chapman, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, and Christodoulos Makris.
The MD of Arlen House, Alan Hayes, in his speech thanked the cover artists (who include Pauline Bewick) which I thought was nice. He also said that all of the 75 book he has published have been printed in Ireland thus keeping Irish printers in business. A valid and worthy point when many publishers look to Eastern Europe and beyond in an effort to keep costs low.
Ir was a lovely, warm-hearted launch and each writer read beautifully - just 3 poems from their collection. Enough to whet the appetite. All the books are available to buy from Dubray Books, Shop Street, Galway.