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All-Ireland Poetry Day 2010 Lá Filíochta Naisiúnta 2010 (Castlebar Library)

Date(s): 7th October 2010. 6:30 p.m.

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Anne Le Marquand Hartigan has published five collections of poetry, a personal meditation on the "Why of Writing"- Clearing the Space and her latest book: To Keep The Light Burning -Reflections in times of loss (November 2008). She has had several plays performed professionally, and in 1995 won the Irish section of the Mobil International Playwrights competition. Her play La Corbiere is published in the collection Seen and Heard (Carysfort Press). She has had short stories and poems published in many anthologies in America, Britain and Ireland, and has given poetry readings and workshops in the United States, UK, New Zealand, Hungary, Romania and Ireland.

John F Deane was born on  Achill Island in 1943. He founded Poetry Ireland - the National Poetry Society - and The Poetry Ireland Review, 1979. He has been the receipent of many awards including  O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry, the Marten Toonder Award for Literature and poetry prizes from Italy and Romania. He is a member of Aosdána, the body established by the Arts Council to honour artists “whose work had made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland”. In 2007 the French Government honoured him by making him “Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres”. In 2008 John F. Deane was visiting scholar in the Burns Library of Boston College.

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