Cushendun Big Arts Weekend with Elaine Gaston

Elaine Gaston. Credit: Hayley Madden for the Poetry Society

 

Elaine Gaston. Credit: Hayley Madden for the Poetry Society
Elaine Gaston. Credit: Hayley Madden for the Poetry Society

Poetry Reading
Saturday 2nd May 2015, 4pm

Randall’s Bar in the (former) Cushendun Hotel
10 Strandview Road, Cushendun, BT44 0PL (beside the harbour). 

Elaine Gaston previews her forthcoming debut collection of poetry, ‘The Lie of the Land’, published by Doire Press in July 2015, ahead of its official launch in September 2015.

Free event but please register to be sure of a place. To register and for further information please go to www.cushendunbpt.org and follow the link to Big Arts Weekend.

Elaine Gaston is a 2015 recipient of the ACEs Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

She won a commendation in the National Poetry Competition UK 2013, a special commendation in the Patrick Kavanagh Award 2014, and was short-listed for the Bridport Prize 2014.

Her poem Push-Bike was commissioned as a filmpoem by the Poetry Society and premiered in 2014 at the Antwerp Filmpoem Festival and at the Poetry International Festival at the Southbank, London.

Elaine is a previous winner of No Alibi’s Prize at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry and was selected for Poetry Ireland, Introductions.


Tony Kennedy, Chair of the John Hewitt Society

Tony Kennedy, Chair of the John Hewitt Society

“No other area in my native province has been so nourishing to my senses, my imagination and my heart” – John Hewitt

Chair of the John Hewitt Society Tony Kennedy will also be appearing at the Big Arts Weekend on Saturday 2 May at 11am in Mary McBride’s.

Tony will be giving a talk on John Hewitt’s links to the Glens of Antrim, his life and his writings.


Cushendun Big Arts Weekend runs 1st – 4th May 2015 – book tickets or view the full programme of events at www.cushendunbpt.org