Monday, March 7, 2011


Amnesty International, Laois Branch will celebrate ‘International Women’s Day, 2011’ by hosting a literary and music evening in Kavanagh’s bar, Main St., Portlaoise on March 8th at 8pm. Contributors on the night will include former Laois Writers in Residence Jean O’Brien and Ann Egan.
Jean O Brien is the most recent recipient of the of the Arvon International Poetry Award(only the second Irish winner) and award winning Laois poet Ann Egan, recognised for her collections such as ‘Landing the Sea’, and ‘The Wren Women’.
A selection of local Laois Writers featured in the recent anthology “Laois Echoes with Fionn Mac Cumhaill” will join the platform to share their readings on the night. Music will be provided by Laois based singers, Nuala Kelly and Vivienne Graham. Tickets are €8 for what promised to be a great celebratory night of entertainment.
Laois Amnesty holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of every month in Kavanah’s bar in Portlaoise at 8pm and new members are always welcome. To contact Laois Amnesty call 087-0658467.


Ann said...

International Womens Day....
Congratulations to all the featured writers.

Brigid said...

Sounds like a great night. Congrats to Jean O'Brien, what a big achievement.

Old Kitty said...

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!!! And what a way to celebrate it!!!

p.s I'm reading Laois as "loyse" - sorry!!!! I do remember being in the same class as a Siobhan and me being stupid, I pronounced it as spelt, rather than as "she-von". Ahem.

Take care

Jan Morrison said...

I so wish I could go! Have a ball...