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Carcanet's Irish Launch Tour - February 2014
Friday, 3 Jan 2014
Galway Launch for Gathering Evidence by Caoilinn Hughes
Wednesday 5th February
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, The Cornstore, Middle Street, Galway, Ireland G1111
Join us for the launch of Gathering Evidence by Caoilinn Hughes at Charlie Bryne's bookshop in Galway from 6pm on 5th February. Caoilinn is travelling all the way from New Zealand to launch her début poetry collection on home ground, so we're hoping for a great homecoming welcome from Galway! Caoilinn will be reading from her Patrick Kavanagh Award winning collection Gathering Evidence which traces the parallels between scientific exploration and poetic venturing: 'Gathering the data and deciphering / inference is how I stay alive'. The event is free and all are welcome.
CAOILINN HUGHES was born in Galway, Ireland in 1985. With BA and MA degrees from the Queen's University of Belfast, she moved to New Zealand. After working for Google, running a small business and writing novels on the weekends, she enrolled in a Ph.D. at Victoria University of Wellington. A selection of poems from Gathering Evidence won the 2012 Patrick Kavanagh Award, the 2013 Cúirt New Writing Prize, the 2012 STA Travel Writing Prize and the 2013 Trócaire / Poetry Ireland Competition.
CAOILINN HUGHES & TARA BERGIN
Thursday 6th February
Irish Writer's Centre,19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Join us at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin on Thursday 6th February from 6.30pm for the Dublin launch of Gathering Evidence by Caoilinn Hughes and This is Yarrow by Tara Bergin. This is Yarrow is a sensuous, supple début collection with the unsettling familiarity of folklore, fairytale and dream. The evening will be hosted by the award winning Carcanet poet John F. Deane. The event is free and all are welcome. Wine will be provided.
TARA BERGIN was born and grew up in Dublin. She moved to England in 2002. In 2012 she completed her PhD research at Newcastle University on Ted Hughes's translations of János Pilinszky. Her poems have appeared in New Poetries V and her début collection This is Yarrow was published by Carcanet Press.
CAOILINN HUGHES & RORY WATERMAN
Friday 7th February
Join us at the Crescent Arts Centre from 5pm on the 7th of February for the Belfast launch of Gathering Evidence by Caoilinn Hughes and Tonight the Summer is Over by Rory Waterman. Hosted by the T.S. Eliot award winning poet Sinéad Morrissey and the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre at Queen's College. The event is free and all are welcome. Wine will be provided.
RORY WATERMAN was born in Belfast and grew up in rural Lincolnshire. His poems have appeared in the bestselling anthology New Poetries V (Carcanet, 2011), The Best British Poetry 2012 (Salt, 2012) and various other publications. He teaches English literature and creative writing at Nottingham Trent University. He was a Hawthornden Fellow in 2012 and currently co-edits New Walk arts magazine. His début Carcanet collection Tonight the Summer's Over is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
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