National Poetry Day – April 27th 2017
To celebrate Poetry Day Ireland 2017, Artisan House in conjunction with Conamara Environmental Education & Cultural Centre will host two events featuring poet Joan McBreen and poet, novelist and screenwriter, Brian Leyden. Music will be provided by clarinet and sax player, Bertrand Huve.
3.00pm: Poetry Trail Walk
Joan McBreen and Brian Leyden will lead a walk along the Letterfrack Poetry Trail. The Letterfrack Poetry Trail consists of nine specially commissioned poems on plaques in various locations in the village of Letterfrack, in the Connemara National Park and in the Connemara West Centre. It also includes a poem by President Michael D Higgins, who opened the Poetry Trail in 2014. Meet in the Connemara National Park foyer, bring rain gear and walking shoes.
7.30pm: Readings and Music in Artisan House, Letterfrack
Brian Leyden will be joined by jazz musician Bertrand Huve on saxophone and clarinet for an evening of readings and music, including readings from Brian’s own work as well as from fermata: Writings inspired by Music edited by Eva Bourke and Vincent Woods and published by Artisan House in 2016. Joan McBreen will be a special guest and will read from fermata and from her forthcoming publication Map and Atlas. Music will be provided by Bertrand Huve, ensuring a rich and enjoyable evening. The event will take place in the studios of Artisan House publishers, an end-of-terrace workshop built c.1850 by James and Mary Ellis, members of the Quaker family that founded Letterfrack village.
Poetry Trail Guided walk is free. Places for Artisan House evening event will be limited to 30 persons so advance booking is advisable. Charge at door: €6. To reserve a place, please book online or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com