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category galway | arts and media | press release author Saturday September 27, 2008 20:34author by Fred Johnston - Western Writers' Centre - Ionad Scríbhneoiri Chaitlin Maude, Galwayauthor email westernwriters at eircom dot netauthor address 27 Nuns Island, Galwayauthor phone 091.533594 & 087.2178138 Report this post to the editors

March 27th 2009 litfest in County Galway

The second outing of the literary festival, 'The Forge At Gort,' will take place in Gort, Co. Galway, on March 27th and 28th, 2009, organised by The Western Writers' Centre, Ionad Scribhneoiri Chaitlin Maud, Galway. Last year saw the inauguration of the festival, which is based in the concept of the W.B.Yeats' poem which mentions the still extant forge in Gort's main street. The festival included workshops, readings, and a lecture on a Brazilian poet.
Knute Skinner reading at last years festival
Knute Skinner reading at last years festival


"There was a very encouraging response from local business people," says the Centre's Director, poet and novelist Fred Johnston. "It was generally considered that the festival brought a new emphasis to the town. Hence it is important that, in order to expand even to a modest degree our range and variety, it is important to inviolve local businesses much more and offer them a chance to support a literature festival in a town already associated with the Irish Literary Renaissance."
The Forge At Gort festival was sponsored by both The Arts Council and Galway County Council. The Western Writers' Centre are also interested to hear from local literary groups, individuals or associations (inlcluding schools) who would have something to contribute to the festival in terms of their own work, in English, Irish or Portuguese. "Gort has become a multicultured society," says Johnston, "and we successfully reflected that in the last festival. It must be done again." Potential sponsors should contact The Western Writers' Centre (Marvelle Maguire) at 091.533594 or westernwriters@eircom.net or to Fred Johnston at 087.2178138
A 'Forja de Gort' foi patrocinada pelo Conselho das artes e pelo Conselho do Condado de Galway. O Western Writers' Centre, Galway, é interessado igualmente ouvir-se dos grupos, dos indivíduos ou das associações literárias locais (incluindo escolas) que teriam algo para contribuir ao festival nos termos de seu próprio trabalho, em inglês, no irlandês ou no português.
"Gort assentou bem em uma sociedade multicultured, " diz Johnston, "e nós refletimos com sucesso aquele no último festival. " Os patrocinadores potenciais devem contatar o Western Writers' Centre (Marvelle Maguire) em 091.533594 ou em westernwriters@eircom.net ou a Fred Johnston em 087.2178138

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