PoetryIreland 2018Review21Dec - Page 8

International Live Literature
International work included
our presentation of Aifric
Mac Aodha and Doireann
Ní Ghríofa at the Edinburgh
International Book Festival.
Other international presentations
included Bualadh Boston and
readings as part of Culture Ireland’s
special focus GB 18 with events
happening in Cardiff, Manchester,
Newcastle, Liverpool, and Nottingham.
In April, commissioned by the
Department of Foreign Affairs,
we presented a major live event
at the Barbican in London (and
subsequently at the Lyric Theatre,
Belfast) to celebrate the 20th
anniversary of the Good Friday
Agreement, with Senator George
Mitchell as special guest.
So many great Irish poets are
currently based in the UK and on
St Brigid’s Day, we were delighted
to present three of Ireland’s finest
female poets at the Irish Embassy.
Compelling readings were given
by Tara Bergin, Vona Groarke and
Martina Evans in the presence of
President Michael D Higgins and
at the invitation of Ambassador
Adrian O’Neill.

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