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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Launch of 'Poems for Patience X' & 'This Never Happened 2' with Matthew Sweeney & Kevin Higgins

Launch of Poems for Patience X
- Selected and Introduced by Matthew Sweeney
 This Never Happened 2
– Edited and Introduced by Kevin Higgins

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust invites you to come along to the launch of the tenth series of the very successful Poems for Patience initiative.

Poet Matthew Sweeney will introduce 21 poems he has selected, including works by poets reading at this year’s festival. The poetry is circulated throughout the waiting areas of University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital.

For the duration of the festival, the poems will be on display on the Art Corridor, University Hospital, Galway. This project is organised by Margaret Flannery.

To mark the tenth anniversary of the ‘Poems for Patience’ project, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust launched a poetry competition in 2013. The Trust was delighted with the incredibly high standard and the huge response from poets. The winning entry is called ‘The River’ by Jane Clarke. Jane will be presented with a copy of her poem in a poster format and will read it at the launch on Friday.
Creative Writing by patients and staff at University Hospitals Galway will also be launched on the Art Corridor. Writer in Residence Kevin Higgins is the editor of their publication: This Never Happened 2.

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

For further information contact Margaret Flannery, Arts Director, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust at 091 544979 or