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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cúirt Festival Launch of Poems for Patience and The Cat's Cradle

Margaret Flannery, Arts Co-ordinator Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust

Poems for Patience
Selected and introduced by Philip Schultz

The Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust continues the very successful Poems for Patience series. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz, who also reads at the festival – 8.30pm Town Hall Theatre, Galway Thursday April 23rd - has selected 21 poems from a wide range of poets, which will be displayed throughout the waiting areas in University Hospital, Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital.

The Cat’s Cradle
Organised by Kevin Higgins

Volume 4 of The Cat’s Cradle comes to life under the organisation of Kevin Higgins, Merlin Park University Hospital Writer in Residence. Using reminiscence techniques, Kevin has compiled stories by patients at Units Five and Six of Merlin Park Hospital. The theme of The Cat’s Cradle this year is ‘Hard Times Come Again’. Patients talk about their memories of hard times past – everything from straw mattresses to World War II – and offer Brian Cowen some advice.

Both events will be launched at University Hospital, Galway at 11am on Friday 24th April.

Directions: from the main entrance of University Hospital, Galway go through the foyer and take the second right.