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Thursday, June 05, 2008

North Beach Poetry presents Michael O'Loughlin at Galway City Museum

North Beach Poetry presents Michael O'Loughlin
reading at Galway City Museum, 3pm Saturday, June 7th.

Michael O'Loughlin was born in Dublin in 1958 and educated at TCD. After co-founding Raven Arts Press in the 1970s he lived for many years in Spain and the Netherlands before returning to Ireland in recent years. His most recent book of poetry called Another Nation: New and Selected Poems was published by New Island Books./Arc. About this book Colm Toibin wrote in the Guardian: 'Michael O'Loughlin has been a hidden voice in Irish writing: his exile in Europe has given him dark insights into our own exile in Ireland. His poetic tone is sure and clear, and certain poems in this book are real masterpieces.' In addition he has written many screenplays, the most recent of which is Snapshots (2003) starring Burt Reynolds and Julie Christie. He is curretly Galway City Writer in Residence and has just edited Galway: City of Strangers, a collection of writing by immigrants in Galway.

Michael O'Loughlin will be introduced by James Harrold, Galway City Arts Officer

Admission free

info: John Walsh 091-593290

North Beach Poetry gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council
and Galway City Council.