Events

The Poetry Circle presents poetry from Ireland and France Thurs 26th July 2018

Nellys Cafe

Nicholas Street, Limerick

The Limerick Writers’ Centre
Present
The Poetry Circle
With poetry from Ireland and France
Plus music from Broken Cord

Nelly’s Café, Nicholas St., Limerick Thurs 26th July 2018 7.30pm

Join us for an evening of poetry and song with an international flavour in the heart of historic Limerick. Two poets Limerick born Tim Cunningham and Irish-American, nowresiding in France, Richard W. Halperin will read from their poetry collections.

Tim Cunningham was born in Limerick. He has worked, mainly in education, in Dublin, London, Delaware and Essex.
Tim has six collections published: Don Marcelino’s Daughter(Peterloo Poets, 2001), Unequal Thirds (Peterloo Poets, 2006), Kyrie (Revival Press, 2008), Siege (Revival Press, 2012), Almost Memories (Revival Press, 2014) and The Lyrics to the Nightingale’s Song (Revival Press, 2016). This coincides with the centenary of his father’s birth in 1916. A new collection Feathers is forthcoming from Revival Press. Tim was awarded a Kavanagh Fellowship in 2012.

Richard W. Halperin has Irish/U.S. dual nationality. His poetry has been widely published in Ireland and the U.K. The poem ‘Snow Falling, Lady Murasaki Watching’ is on permanent display in the foyer of the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo. He had had three collections published by Salmon Poetry; the most recent is Quiet in a Quiet House, 2016. He has had six chapbooks published by Lapwing, Belfast; the most recent is Prisms, January 2017.

Broken Cord is the newly formed musical collaboration of Stuart Bond & Sarah Croker. This folky duo are no strangers to the stage in their own right and together their blended voices are entwined in delicate spell binding harmony. Limerick man Bond rose to fame locally with his participation in Season 4 of the Voice of Ireland. His musical career spans over 20 years and he has featured in a number of Limerick bands playing drums and guitar and singing. Croker is a native of Tipperary and has toured throughout Europe and the US. She will join a host of nationally renowned artists in Dolan’s Warehouse as part of the upcoming “I Heart Cranberries” tribute in July.

Further details: Dominic Taylor limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com Tel 087 2996409