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Tony Curtis and Rachael Hegarty

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23 Sep

Tony Curtis and Rachael Hegarty

23rd September 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Festival regular Tony Curtis was born in Dublin in 1955, and studied literature at the University of Essex and Trinity College, Dublin. Recent publications include Approximately in the Key of C (2015) and Pony (2013). In 1993, his poem ‘The Dowser and the Child’ won the Poetry Ireland/Friends Provident National Poetry Competition, while These Hills won the Book Stop Poetry Prize. In 2003 he was awarded the Varuna House Exchange Fellowship to Australia.

Rachael Hegarty is a Dubliner. She was educated by the Holy Fathers in Finglas, the U Mass Bostonians, the Trinity M.Phillers in Dublin and the Ph.D. Magicians at Queens University, Belfast. Her debut collection, Flight Paths Over Finglas won the 2018 Shine Strong Award. A child survivor of the Talbot Street bomb, her collection May Day 1974(Salmon, 2019) has received critical acclaim for the 33 docu-sonnets and 33 ballads for the people who died on the single worst day The Troubles. Rachael has also edited a book of poems by community groups from hometown in Making Sense of Finglas(2019). Her third collection, Dancing with Memory (Salmon, 2021) is a dance hall of memory for her mother who lives with Alzheimer’s. She teaches at the Trinity Access Programme because she wants more working-class students to cause some havoc in academia. Rachael’s kids say she uses the 3 F- words too much: Finglas, feminism and feckin’ poetry. www.salmonpoetry.com

Sponsor: Walsh’s Bakery and Coffee Shop

Please Note: All ticket holders, will be required to show proof of a Covid-19 vaccination certificate for admittance to all events.



Date: 23rd September 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Station House Theatre
Address: Station House Complex
Organizer Name: Clifden Arts Festival
Phone: +353 (0)87 331 5009


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