Fragments is my new collection of poetry, quotes and photographs and will be launched by Bluefoot Press, a new independent publisher, in Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Rathmines on Thursday 5 December 2019 from 6pm.
The evening will include some jazz music, readings and performances.
Here are some haiku from Fragments recorded at Porchlight Studios in Dublin. One of the haiku was published in seashores, an international journal to share the spirit of haiku, in 2019.
The programme for the evening is as follows:
6:00pm Join us for some refreshments and a chance to do some early Christmas book shopping. I will be signing Fragments from 6pm.
6:30pm Welcome by Bluefoot Press
6:35pm Readings from Fragments by Orla Grant-Donoghue
6:40pm Jazz by Ciarán Wilde & Eamonn Moran
6:45pm Readings from Fragments by Orla Grant-Donoghue, followed by performances by David Grant, accompanied by Ciarán Wilde & Eamonn Moran
6:50pm Readings by Eileen Casey from her new poetry collection Berries for Singing Birds ( Arlen Press), Vivienne Kearns from her debut historical fiction novel The Emerald Dress ( Poolbeg Books) and Michael J. Whelan from his new poetry collection Rules of Engagement ( Doire Press).
6.57pm Readings from Fragments by Orla Grant-Donoghue
7:00pm Closing jazz by Ciarán Wilde and Eamonn Moran
7:05pm-7:30pm Book signing by all authors.📚📚
There are limited places remaining so if you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP to email@example.com
(after the sculpture by Emer O Boyle at University College Dublin)
Can I hide in this place
where reality is multiplied,
between beams of light
where mirrored retinas
reflect inner lives,
where jet streams carry truth
in the half light,
where moonbeams and sunlight
can find me
Thank you to Éamon Mag Uidhir for including my poem The Reflective Eye in FLARE 12. More information on where FLARE is available is at http://www.flare.ie The stunning cover art is by Solus (Instagram @solus.art). The sculpture is by Emer O Boyle at University College Dublin. This poem aims to raise awareness about living with a rare eye disease.
Thanks to the amazing poets and audience who joined us for an evening of readings and performances at Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Bark Coffee. Particular thanks to Barra and Kevin for their warm welcome and invitation to Bark Coffee.
Join us for an evening of poetry and music to celebrate Midsummer at Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Bark Coffee, Rathmines on Thursday 20 June. Doors will open at 6:30pm and readings and performances begin at 7pm.
This is a FREE event but places are limited. To reserve a place, please email Orla Grant-Donoghue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Performances & readings by:
Michael J. Whelan
Éamon Mag Uidhir
Music on the night will be performed by Christian Wethered.
More Information & Links about the Event and the Exhibition
7:05pm: Welcome by Olivier Cornet
Introduction to poets by Orla Grant-Donoghue
7:10: Éamon Mag Uidhir
7:15: Eileen Casey
7:20: Dr Catherine Ann Cullen
7:25: Doreen Duffy
7:30: Christian Wethered
7:35: David Grant
7:40: Micheal J. Whelan
7:45: Brian Kirk
7:50: Jasmina Šušić
7:55: Susan Condon
8:00: Eoin Flynn
8:05: Orla Grant-Donoghue
8:10: Dr Mary O’Malley-Madec
8:15pm: Closing remarks Olivier Cornet