Monday, October 5, 2009

All-Ireland Poetry Day October 1st 2009


Wicklow Writers were invited by The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely to co-operate with Artist Dorothy Smith in a unique celebration of All-Ireland Poetry Day.

Dorothy Smith's exhibition "Hidden Histories" was on view in the Arts Centre 13th Sept. - 9th Oct. and Wicklow Writers were invited to select paintings and write a poem about or inspired by the paintings.

The Writers also held a workshop with the local I.C.A. group on "Poetic Responces to Art" and some of the group joined the writers with their Poems in celebrating Poetry Day.

Wicklow Writers Carol Boland, Edward Ryan and Martin Swords, together with I.C.A. members
enjoyed a wonderful evening of stimulating Art and Poetry. Artist Dorothy Smith said she was moved, enthralled and surprised with the Poetic responses to her work, and all agreed that All-Ireland Poetry Day was well and truly celebrated in the Arts Centre in Tinahely

Pictured: Wicklow Writers Carol Boland and Martin Swords together with Artist Dorothy Smith, centre, beside one of Dorothy's paintings, "Night Light - Rathangan"

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