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Auburn, AL 9th March 2017
Tangled Weave: Music & Irish Literature. 
Thu 9 Mar, 6.30pm, at Pebble Hill, 101 Debardeleben, Auburn University, Auburn AL 36849, admission: free
Irish poets Anne-Marie Fyfe & Cahal Dallat trace the shared history of Irish writing & the country's centuries-old musical tradition, discovering how words & music together re-created the soul of a nation. In an hour-long mix Cahal's literary/musical history is interwoven with traditional Irish (& a touch of classical) playing on accordion, mandolin & traditional flute—& with Anne-Marie’s choice of readings from Joyce, Yeats & contemporary Irish writers.
New Orleans, LA 18th March 2017 From Brian Boru to the Foggy Dew: Music, Poetry & the Easter Rising. 
Sat 18 Mar, 6pm, Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans, 933 Conti St, New Orleans LA 70112, admission: $10
In this mix of poem, music, history, life and letters, poet Anne-Marie Fyfe & historian/literary-critic, Cahal Dallat (with mandolin, traditional flute and accordion) from the Glens of Antrim explore the intersections of history with poetry, music & song, over 900 years from 11th century Brian Boru's March by way of Robert Emmett and the 19th century, to WB Yeats's Easter 1916 & that famous post-1916 anthem, The Foggy Dew (written by Cahal's great-uncle
Reading 11th March 2017

The first of a series of events to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Grey Hen Press will be a reading of poems from the anthologies at Reading Central Library Abbey Square RG1 3BQ  on Sat 11th March. 2-4pm.

With: Wendy Klein, Gill Learner, Susan Utting, Jean Watkins and Christine Webb.

London 22nd April 2017

Poetry in Palmers Green Reading Saturday 22nd April 2017 � 6.45pm for 7.15 pm. Lovely warm welcoming venue. Come and hear poetry from: Wendy French, Martyn Crucefix, Myra Schneider, Marina Sanchez and John Mackay. @ Parish Centre St. John�s Church, Palmers Green, 1 Bourne Hill/corner Green Lanes, London N13 4DA.  *�5(�3.50 concs). * Books for sale *Refreshments * Book in early for open mic.* Contact Myra 020 8886 1329 myrarschneider@gmail.com

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Thurstaston 7th May 2017

Wirral Way Poetry Picnic, with Gill McEvoy
Sunday 7th May 2017 11.00am
Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre, Station Road, Thurstaston CH61 OHN
Come and join poet Gill McEvoy for a short walk on the Wirral Way and in the varied and beautiful landscape of the Wirral  (Thurstaston) Country Park and Shore, followed by time to write at the Visitor's Centre. We assemble in the Lecture Theatre at the Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre.

West Kirkby 14th May 2017

Hilbre Poetry Picnic, with Kemal Houghton and The Chester Poets
Sunday 14th May 2017 9.30am

Start and Finish at West Kirby Dee Lane Slipway CH48 0QG
This is a poetry writing workshop combined with a beautiful walk out to Hilbre Islands, organised and led by The Chester Poets. The group leaves West Kirby Dee Lane Slipway at 9.45am and stays on the islands during highwater. We depart Hilbre at 4.45pm to arrive back in West Kirby at about 5.45pm

West Kirkby 9th July 2017

Simon Armitage reading and book signing Sunday 9th July, 2017  6.00-7.30pm
Simon will refer to Walking Home and Walking Away , but also read from his new collection of poems The Unaccompanied.

West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens,  West Kirby CH48 4EL
Tickets 12

http://www.festivaloffirsts.com/2016/12/24/simon-armitage/

West Kirkby 9th July 2017

Community Poetry Day Sunday 9th July 2.00-5.30pm
Walk in Poetry Day!

2.00-3.30pm Open Mic Poetry and invited guest poets in two venues (three if more demand)

3.30pm Tea break
4.00-5.00pm Celebration of Poetry and Walking (outputs from the pre Festival workshops)
5.00pm Annual Poetry Competition Prize giving
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens,  West Kirby CH48 4EL
West Kirby Library, The Concourse, West Kirby CH48 4HX

Free admission. Please register to read using the online form http://www.festivaloffirsts.com/2017/02/23/walk-poetry-090717/
Hoylake 12th July 2017

Ian McMillan and Tony Husband  Wednesday 12th July, 201  7.30pm

A Cartoon History of Here
Hoylake Social Club, 11 Trinity Road, Hoylake CH47 2BR
Tickets 12
http://www.festivaloffirsts.com/2016/12/22/ian-mcmillan-tony-husband/