You are invited to join the Carlow Writers’ Co-Operative for their ‘A Response to Yeats’, an evening of poetry and story, accompanied by music, wine and cheese.
The Co-Operative have worked with U.S. visitor to Carlow College in this first term, Pat Parks, in developing new work which responds to the themes and forms, preoccupations and obsessions of one of Ireland’s outstanding literary artists, in this anniversary year of William Butler Yeats’ birth.
Pat Parks is the retired Director of Elgin Community College Writers Centre, Illinois. Pat has asked Co-Op members to read Yeats from interesting new angles, often informed by his own transatlantic perspective, and to create new work that dialogues with Yeats in significant ways. Pat will also present new, engaging work of his own on the night. What have Ireland and the U.S. to say to each other about themselves? This is one of the major angles that will be explored on the night.
The Co-Operative are also joined by leading young uilleann piper from Carlow, Colm Broderick. Colm is part of a new wave of young pipers emerging on the Carlow-Kilkenny scene who have been making waves in traditional circles in recent years. Carlow College’s very own Gerry Morgan might just be making a cameo appearance too…so watch out for that!
Join the Carlow Writers’ Co-Operative next Wednesday for ‘A Response to Yeats’, an evening of poetry, wine and cheese, and the music of Colm Broderick, in VISUAL Carlow, all for the very reasonable price of 10 euro.
‘A Response to Yeats’, VISUAL Carlow, Wednesday the 11th of November 2015, 7.30 p.m. 10 euro entry. — at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre.