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Poetry Now Festival begins today

Article by ERMurray © 24 March 2011.
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The Dún Loaghaire Rathdown International Poetry Festival kicks off today, giving you the opportunity to listen to and connect with some of the greatest poets of our era from both Ireland and abroad.

Starting with a keynote from Canadian poet and critic Anne Carson at 8.30pm tonight,there is an exciting programme on offer with an excellent list of poets including Don Paterson, Sinéad Morrissey, Michael Longley, Fiona Sampson, Luis Garciá Montero, Dave Lordan, Jaan Kaplinski and Gerald Stern.

There’s also the chance for aspiring writers to get involved by attending festival workshopswith some of the participating poets. In addition, the festival will host the announcement of the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Rupert and Eithne Strong Award.
If you’d like more information, visit poetrynow.ie

For booking, telephone (01) 231 2929 or email poetrynow@artscope.ie.

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Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her first book for young adults Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) was published June 2016. Her debut novel for children aged 10-12, The Book of Learning - Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children and the follow-up The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The final installment The Book of Revenge will be published in February 2018.

Elizabeth has poetry and short fiction published in journals across the UK and Ireland - including Ogham Stone, Southword, South Circular, Esc and 3am - and has been shortlisted in various competitions including TV3AM Short Story, Francis MacManus, and Aesthetica Creative Works. She has also performed in Ciudades Paralelas: Station - a live writing installation.

Hoping to encourage new writers, Elizabeth provides manuscript reports and online writing courses through Inkwell Writers and Big Smoke Writing Factory. She is a regular at literary festivals, and offers adult workshops on writing for children and young adults, as well as multiple events and workshops for children and teens.

You can connect with Elizabeth on Twitter @ERMurray, Facebook www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author or her blog www.ermurray.com