23rd July – Keady Clachan Poetry Session -all welcome

Song, Verse and a Lively Exchange of Words at the Keady Clachan Poetry Session

On 23rd of July at 6.00pm, our friends Miki and Joan at the Keady Clachan open its doors to an inaugural session of poetry and song.

The evening will begin with the North-West Launch of “Between Light and the Half-Light” -an Anthology from Shalom House and the Crescent Arts writers in Belfast – published earlier this year.

Denis O’Sullivan will introduce both the Shalom House Writing Group and the Crescent Arts Poets and then present a series of readings from some of the poets who have contributed to the anthology including Maureen Hill, Jonathan Hicks, Robert Kirk, Christine Leckey, Annemarie Mullan, Mary Molloy and Lila Stuart. Denis will also be available in the interval to advise on the funding, collation, editing and marketing of a poetry collection.

The 2015 Stendhal Festival Poetry Shed organisersColin Dardis and Geraldine O’Kane of Poetry N.I. and Pen Points Press – will also be in attendance with any information for poets who are interested in reading at this year’s festival. The success of the various poetry stages at our previous festivals are an indication that this great art form is truly a popular staple that contributes to Stendhal’s award winning status as Ireland’s Best Small Festival.

Members from writing groups from Limavady, Portrush, Belfast and Enniskillen will be present on this inaugural occasion. The evening will also give those in attendance the opportunity to participate in the Clachan’s Open Mike session which we hope will become a regular occurrence for both poets and musicians at this unique venue.

Admission is free but we do ask that those interested contact our hosts to give them an idea of numbers attending as below:-


or ring-: 07912262331

Copies of “Between Light and the Half-Light” will also be available to buy (on the night) at the Keady Clachan. Joan will also provide a light supper.

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