Friday, December 09, 2011

Launch of 'Turning on a Sixpence' first poetry collection by Jack McCann




Turning on a Sixpence

The first book of poetry by Jack McCann who worked as Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Galway University Hospitals from 1989 to 2010.


Tuesday, 20 December at 1.30pm

Location: Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway


Please confirm attendance with Margaret Flannery, Arts Officer, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust on 091 544979 or 087 1250461.

Jack McCann was born in Rush, County Dublin in 1949, one of three children. He was brought up in Malahide and studied Medicine in UCD. After many years of training and travelling, he settled with his family in Galway in 1989 as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon. In 2004 he visited Albania for the first time and in 2005 he and his wife co-founded the charity “Irish Friends of Albania”. He has returned twice a year since then with teams of volunteers to work in hospitals and this has inspired many of his poems. In 2009 he joined Galway University Hospital Writers Group and is now a member of KARA Writers Group. He has written four plays and is currently working on his next collection of poetry. He retired from hospital practice in 2010 and now enjoys writing, farming, sailing and family. He has three adult children and two grandchildren, and lives with his wife Moya in Oughterard, County Galway.

Turning On A Sixpence is Jack's first publication.