Tuesday, May 27, 2008

CORK: Upcoming Readings at Ó Bhéal

Ó Bhéal in association with Foras na Gaeilge presents:

Monday, June 2nd, 2008 - Colette Nic Aodha
Born in Co. Mayo in 1967, her poetry collections are Baill Seirce / Love Bites (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1998); Faoi Chrann Cnó Capaill / Under The Horse Chestnut (Coiscéim, 2000); and Gallúnach-Ar-Rópa / Soap-on-a-Rope (Coiscéim, 2003). Sundial, published by Arlen House in 2005 is her first collection of poetry in English. She edited an anthology of her students’ poetry, Pailéad an tSaoil / Palette of Life in 2006. Her collection Between Curses / Bainne Géar, a duel language collection was published by Arlen House October 2006.
Colette currently resides in Galway where she works in the university. A forthcoming collection from Coiscéim entitled Ainteafan received a 6,000 euro commission from Bord na Leabhar Gaeilge.

Monday, June 9th, 2008 - Harry Zevenbergen
Harry Zevenbergen is the city poet of Den Haag. In his work, political satire, sharp observation, a heartfelt tear and hilaric absurdism are alternated. In the past ten years Harry has delivered about 800 performances, including over 100 performances in Belgium, England, Ireland and Scotland. His work has been published in several anthologies, magazines, newspapers and in 2004 his first major collection Punk in Rhenen was published. In September 2007 the Nepalese/Indian magazine Pratik published an anthology of contemporary Dutch poetry, edited by Harry, with the support of the Dutch Translation fund.
As a poet Harry works both solo, as a duo with fellow poet Diann van Faassen and also in the poetry pop-group D.O.M., a group that combines multi-vocal poetry performance with pop, folk and electromusic. In 2003 D.O.M. produced the Wintergarden (Nijmegen) City. City is the story of a big city, with a series of poems forming one story. On stage the performance is supported by a film. City was to be seen on several major festivals in the Netherlands. In April 2007 Harry was officially announced as the first official City poet of Den Haag.
Harry will be giving a workshop in The Hayloft at 6pm before his reading, and spaces are limited to ten.

For further information contact Paul Casey, Ó Bhéal MC, on 085 712 6299, or visit: www.obheal.ie
Ó Bhéal is held in the Hayloft, upstairs at The Long Valley, Winthrop Street, Cork.

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