Sunday, 5 October 2008

Go West

Westport Arts festival has already started but here are some literary highlights if you're headed to or are already in the West.

Friday 3rd – Sunday 12th October

Gerald Dawe, who has published seven selections of poetry to wide acclaim since 1978 will give an intimate and free reading from his latest collection Points West.
When: Thursday 9th October 8pm
Where: The Creel, Westport Quay
Admission: free

Author Brian Keenan, who became headline news when he was captured and held hostage in the suburbs of Beirut for four and a half years, will read from his harrowing and first novel since being released, The Evil Cradling.
When: Friday 10th October 7pm
Where: Westport Library
Admission: free

Local performance artist and poet Mike Absalom introduces his recent Curryaun poems and reads. verse from his UK and Canadian chapbooks (that word again)
When: Sunday 5th October 7pm
Where: Sea Sky Shore
Admission: Free

Westport Local Writers Group will give a reading
Where: Upstairs in the Wyatt Hotel
When: Saturday 11th October 6pm

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