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Japanese Tanka and Irish Poetry Event

Date 04.03.2020
Time 05:30 PM
Venue Galway 2020 Volunteer Hub

Join Japanese poet Hisa Kagowa and Galway poet Geraldine Mills for the 11th annual poetry event celebrating the literary traditions of Japan and Ireland.

Taking place this year in the Galway 2020 Volunteer Hub at The Cornstore, the evening is hosted by Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop in association with Galway 2020 and Wa Café as part of the Galway 2020 EU-Japan Fest programme and will be chaired by the Reverend Patrick Towers.

Hisa Kagawa is one of Japan’s most established and renowned poets and writes a type of traditional Japanese poetry called Tanka, older than the better-known haiku and is a much cherished form in Japan

Geraldine Mills is a poet and short story writer. She won the Hennessy/Sunday Tribune New Irish Writer Award and is a recipient of the Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship. Her acclaimed recent collection “Bone Road” is a verse memoir of her family’s travails set against the backdrop of the huge wave of immigration from Ireland at the end of the 19th Century.

 

This event is free to attend and refreshments will be provided by Wa Café.

 

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