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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Spiddal Library invites you to a reading by Galway poets Gerry Galvin and John Walsh

Gerry Galvin

Spiddal Library invites you to a reading in the library on Wednesday, September 8th at 19.30 with Galway poets Gerry Galvin and John Walsh.

Many people know poet Gerry Galvin as a former restaurateur and chef of Drimcong House in Moycullen.Many people will have read the poems displayed throughout his restaurant, but not everyone realized that the author of these poems is Gerry Galvin himself. No Recipe Gerry's debut collection was published by Doire Press in May 2010. Launched by fellow-poet and politician Michael D. Higgins, it has been received very well country-wide. Gerry has read and talked about the poems with Sean Rocks on RTE's Arts Show 'Arena'and on Galway Bay FM with Keith Finnegan. Gerry now lives outside Oughterard.

Poet John Walsh, originally from Derry, has lived in Inverin for twenty-one years. He has published three collections. His latest, Chopping Wood with T.S. Eliot, was published in May this year by Salmon Poetry. John is an engaging reader and performer of his work. He is the organiser and M.C.of the monthly performance poetry event North Beach Poetry Nights in the Crane Bar.

Admission to the reading is free and all are welcome.

North Beach Poetry Nights returns on Monday September 13th with Miceál Kearney as guest poet when the Connaught heat of this year’s All Ireland Poetry Slam Championship will take place.

John Walsh is also a featured poet at this year's Clifden Arts Festival.