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Monday, June 18, 2007

Poetry Workshop Participants Take First & Second Place

Aine Egan receives her prize from poet Ger Reidy

Two participants in Galway Arts Centre's current round of poetry workshops have taken first and second place in The 2007 Raftery International Poetry Competition.

Áine Egan's poem, The Tree Ceremony, won first place, while Moycullen-based poet Mary Madec came in second. Áine Egan is also a member of Mayo Writers Block; while Mary Madec was a featured reader at an Over The Edge: Open Reading in November 2005. She also recently read at an Over The Edge event at Sheridan's Wine Bar.