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Free Poetry Day In Galway

category galway | arts and media | press release author Monday June 23, 2008 15:43author by Western Writers' Centreauthor email westernwriters at eircom dot netauthor address 27 Nuns Island, Galwayauthor phone 091.533594 Report this post to the editors

Amid a festive atmosphere of face-painting, musicians, loadsa tourists and even some warm sunshine, free poems . . . .

Fred Johnston bearing gifts . . . .
Fred Johnston bearing gifts . . . .

Galway-based Western Writers' Centre offered free poems, work by Geraldine Mills, Colette Nic Aodha and Dublin-born Gerry McDonnell, on the sunny streets of Galway city yesterday, Sunday. "Everyone seeemd happily amazed to be offered a good poem," said the Centre's Manager, Fred Johnston. "You could read them, frame 'em . . . they were nicely designed. I think it was a very fitting thing to offer good poems to people like that in a city of culture such as Galway. It was obviously appreciated."

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