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French and English Mingle in Galway Bookshop

category galway | arts and media | press release author Friday February 19, 2010 12:41author by Fred Johnston - The Western Writers' Centre - Ionad Scribhneoirí Chaitlin Maudeauthor email westernwriters at eircom dot netauthor address Canavan Hse., Nuns Island, Galwayauthor phone 087.2178138

Dual-language reading from New Collection

Charlie Byrne's Bookshp, Middle Street, Galway, played host to French poet, Colette Wittorski.
Colette Wittorski (left) with writer and activist Margaretta D'Arcy  (c) LitPix 2010
Colette Wittorski (left) with writer and activist Margaretta D'Arcy (c) LitPix 2010

Reading from the collection, 'Northern Lights', published by Lapwing Poetry, Brittany-based poet Colette Wittorski recited her work, with accompanying translations by Fred Johnston. Colette Wittorski, who had never been in Ireland before, travelled with her daughter and son-in-law for the event, which will be mirrored in a similar launch and reading in Brittany later this Summer.

The Western Writers' Centre wishes to thank all at Charlie Byrne's for their efforts.

Meanwhile, a just-published draft Galway development strategy includes a commitment to find suitable promises for The Western Writers' Centre, which, operating eight years, is the only such centre in the City.

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