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|Limerick||1st December 2013||
HARD TIMES: A commemoration in song and spoken word of the 1913 Dublin workers lockout.
Sunday 1st Dec 2013 in Flannery�s Bar, Catherine St., Limerick 4.00pm
This year marks the centenary of the 1913 Lock-Out, the major industrial dispute lasting over four and a half months that centered around Irish workers� rights, when many lived in poverty and laboured under appalling conditions. Rallied by James Larkin of the ITGWU, and James Connolly with whom he set up the Irish Labour Party, 20,000 workers were affected by the strikes and their families bore the brunt of the knock-on effect of malnutrition, homelessness and violence that resulted. It ended, as so many Irish struggles have, in failure and success; strikers were starved into submission but sacrificing their jobs for rights proved to be the catalyst for change.
We invite you to come along and add your voice to a commemoration of this event. All types of songs and spoken word on the theme of freedom are welcome, rebel songs, slave songs, songs of freedom, work songs, songs of dissent, songs of struggle, protest songs, liberation songs, labour songs, workers songs, industrial folk songs, environmental songs, songs of equality and peace songs.
Dr. Matthew Potter of Limerick City Archives will open the event with a short talk on
Labour in Ireland during the Decade of Revolution 1913-23
We would also welcome the loan of any film (on DVD), photography, paintings and posters commemorating the dispute to display on the day.If you wish to participate please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ring Marian at 087 2221002 or Dominic at 087 2996409.
2nd December 2013
Zest! Open Floor Poetry Night - Monday 2nd December 2013 at 8:00 pm
Alexanders� Jazz Theatre Bar, Rufus Court Chester, CH1 2JG (Entry �2/3)
Christmas Zest! is an open floor night with a little bit of festivity, and no guest poet. The results of the 2013 Zest! mini-poetry competition �a 4-line poem on the theme of �Water� � will be announced and small prizes awarded for the best three.
|Limerick||3rd December 2013||
The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The Dec 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 3rd Dec 2013 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This month our guests are Joe Sweeney and Gene Barry, followed by the Open-Mic.
7th December 2013 - 24th January 2014
The Dark Would
World-leading text artists and poets have been invited to make work about living and dying for The Dark Would exhibition, which includes work by Alec Finlay, Tony Lopez, Caroline Bergvall, Fiona Banner, Richard Long, Susan Hiller, Simon Patterson, Richard Wentworth, Erica Baum, Ron Silliman and many others, including ‘outsider’ artists.
Whether poets, homeless people, outsider artists or art stars - we all have to find our way through the dark. Challenging and uplifting, The Dark Would reads the human traces that we leave in the world. This is an extraordinary gathering that asks what it is to have a body and to lose it. As well as including work from the living, there will also be 'answering' works by dead artists and poets including Stephane Mallarme, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Joseph Beuys.
Summerhall hosts the world premiere of this ground-breaking exhibition curated by poet Philip Davenport, before it travels elsewhere in Britain and abroad. The Dark Would exhibition is an ‘out-growth’ of the large anthology of text art and poetry edited by Davenport and published by Apple Pie Editions 2013.
There will be a series of artist's talks paralleling the exhibition.
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|Paris||10th December 2013||
IVY WRITERS PARIS
Luc Bénazet : lives in Paris though he is currently in Tangiers on a writing residency with the cipM (the international center for poetry in Marseilles). His most recent book is : La vie des noms (Nous éditions, 2013). He is also the author of Envoi, a collaborative work with Benoît Casas (éditions Héros-Limite, 2012), & nÉcrit (Nous éditions, 2009). His work appears in the literary reviews k.o.s.h.k.o.n.o.n.g. &, in translation, in Slot (out of Sweden) as well as in Ligne 13, MIR and Grumeaux. For more, see: http://www.editions-nous.com/benazet.html et http://ivywritersparis.blogspot.fr
Michael Heller has published over 20 volumes of poetry, essays, memoir and fiction. His most recent books are This Constellation Is A Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010 (2012), Beckmann Variations & other poems (2010), Eschaton (2009), Speaking the Estranged: Essays on the Work of George Oppen (2012). Collaborations with the composer Ellen Fishman Johnson include the opera, Constellations of Waking (on Walter Benjamin) and This Art Burning. For more, see http://www.michaelhellerpoetry.com/ et http://ivywritersparis.blogspot.fr
|Hebden Bridge||12th December 2013||
. A reading from
the new Grey Hen anthology
Running Before the Wind
at The Book Case,
|London||12th April 2014||
Poetry in Palmers Green Reading 12th April 2014 at 6.45pm for 7.15pm start. Readers: Christopher James, Sharon Morris, Gordon Meade, Peter Phillips and Kaye Lee. Parish Centre behind St John's Church, 1 Bourne Hill/corner Green Lanes, London N13 4DA.
�5(�3.50 conc.). Books for sale. Refreshments. Book in early for open mic.
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