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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Launch of 'Mosaic' by the Skylight Poets at Nuns' Island Theatre

On Friday September 2nd at 6.30 pm MOSAIC, the third anthology of poetry from Skylight Poets will be launched in the Nuns’ Island Theatre in Nuns’ Island Galway.

Skylight Poets is the collective name for an unlikely bunch of writers who have gathered on Thursday afternoons in a sparsely furnished room with four skylights at the top of Galway Arts Centre in Dominick Street Galway. Under the guidance of poet and director Kevin Higgins the first anthology from this motley group Lady Gregory’s Townhouse was published in 2009 to much acclaim. This was followed in 2010 by the highly praised Behind the Masks and this year sees the publication of Skylight Poets third anthology entitled Mosaic. Already it is garnering praise from renowned poets Moya Cannon and Mary O'Malley.

Each anthology is edited by a group of four different editors. The editors of Mosaic are Sarah Clancy, Des Kavanagh, Deirdre Kearney and Kevin O’Shea. The contributors vary in poetic ambition and achievement from people who have won prestigious awards in the literary world, some of whom have had their work published in journals and poetry magazines worldwide, some who have already published collections of their work to those who merely seek the company and fun of the workshops for nothing more than the pleasure of creative effort.

After the launch of Mosaic at 6.30 in Nuns’ Island Theatre on Friday September 2nd, Skylight Poets will read from their work at the Over the Edge Writers Gathering in The Kitchen at Galway Museum on September 9th and will perform again at Clifden Arts Week on September 16th.

Free parking is available at Nuns’ Island car park and a wine reception is sponsored by Thomas Woodberry’s of Middle Street Galway. All are welcome!