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Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Trocaire, Poetry Ireland and Galway City Council Arts Office are teaming up on Monday 8th March to present a unique poetry event. Face Up to Hunger is a free poetry reading featuring four of Ireland's top poets, reading their work in support of Trocaire's Lenten campaign of human rights awareness. Kathleen O'Driscoll, Sandra Bunting, Moya Cannon and Tom Mathews will be reading their favourite poems and Trocaire spokesperson Theresa Auma Odur from Uganda will lead a discussion on Trocaire's work.

Kathleen O'Driscoll is from Galway. A renowned social activist, acclaimed writer and filmmaker her collection, Love Song came out in Galway last year from Marram Press.

Beguiling Canadian poet, printmaker and batik artist Sandra Bunting has lived in Galway for more than twenty years. She works at the Academic Writing Centre, NUI Galway and leads two creative writing seminars in poetry for undergraduates. Her well praised collection Identified in Trees was published in 2006.

Moya Canon is from Dunfanaghy and lives in Galway. Her first collection Oar won the Brendan Behan Memorial Prize and her most recent collection is Carrying the Songs. She has been editor of the Poetry Ireland Review and is a member of Aosdána.

Cartoonist and Dublin legend Tom Mathews brought out his first poetry collection The Owl and the Pussycat in 2009, which was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Rupert and Eithne Strong Poetry Award.

With the kind support of Druid Theatre Company this enthralling night of great writing will take place in Druid's own beautiful theatre space in Druid Lane, Recently been rebuilt to the highest standard Druid Lane Theatre is a great addition to Galway's arts buildings. The reading starts at 8.00pm, admission is free and all are welcome.

For further information please contact
James Harrold, Arts Officer, Galway City Council
091-536 546