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Friday, November 01, 2013

Poetry at Democrats Abroad Ireland event for John F. Kennedy 50th anniversary

Susan Millar DuMars & Kevin Higgins will be reading a couple of poems at this event on Friday November 22nd.

"Join Democrats Abroad Ireland next Friday, November 22nd in Galway as we mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic passing of John F. Kennedy - a great President, a great Democrat, and a Son of Ireland.

We will conduct a memorial service on the afternoon of the 22nd of November 2013 at 1:00pm in the plaza of the Galway City Museum.

Addressing the gathering will be Rev. Harcourt Klinefelter, former Aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Assistant Director of Public Relations to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (S.C.L.C) from 1965-1969. Rev. Klinefelter will speak to John F. Kennedy's contribution and support of the civil rights movement and the overall legacy of his administration and family.  

Also participating in the memorial service also will be the colour guard of the Irish United Nations Veterans Association, readings from Irish and American poets Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars from the Galway Arts Centre, and a reflection by Larry Donnelly, Lecturer at NUI Galway, former legal counsel of Democrats Abroad Ireland, and a Boston native. Democrats Abroad Ireland is proud to be conducting one of the first memorial services in the world on the anniversary of such a historic day.

Where: Galway City Museum Plaza, Spanish Arch, Galway.

When: 1:00-1:45pm on Friday the 22nd of November 2013. All are welcome."

Special ‘Away with Words’ Over The Edge Reading

A special Over The Edge reading in conjunction with Away with Words, the Galway based creative writing programme for people with intellectual disabilities, will take place on Thursday, November 28th, 6.30-8pm in Galway City Library. All are welcome to attend.

The Away with Words writers will read their poems and stories and the Away With Words creative writing tutors Mary Madec, Kevin Higgins & Susan Millar DuMars will also read from their own published books of poetry and short stories.

At the end of the evening there will be an open-mic in which anyone may participate.

Away with Words is an innovative arts project which enables people with intellectual disabilities to explore and develop their creativity through writing. At the 2012 CĂșirt International Festival of Literature Salmon Poetry launched Jessica Casey and Other Works, a collection of stories and poems by Away with Words writers. For more about Jessica Casey and Other Works see

VENUE: GALWAY CITY LIBRARY 6.30 – 8pm, Thursday, November 28th

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PHONE 087-6431748 or 091-721436.

Away with Words warmly acknowledges the support of the Brothers of Charity, Galway City VEC & Galway City Council.

Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of Galway City Council & The Arts Council.