Carlow College celebrates a decade of the Annual Literary Awards

Carlow College, St. Patrick’s will celebrate ten years of its Annual Literary Awards over the next month with a series of literary events, culminating in the Awards ceremony to be hosted in VISUAL Carlow on the 11th April.

The Annual Literary Awards were established in 2012 to celebrate the literary talent of Carlow College students from first years to fourth years across the entire portfolio of undergraduate courses. The decade celebrations were planned following a generous bequest to the College by poet and priest, the late Fr Michael McCarthy. Fr Michael was a student of the college in the 1960s and he returned to the College as first writer-in-residence in 2017. His final publication, part memoir, part poetry collection, ‘Like a Tree Cut Back’ (2021) has been published and recounts his time in Carlow College, St Patrick’s.

2022 Literary Awards Events

Gillian Clarke Poet

Poetry Masterclass with Gillian Clarke – 28th March from 11am – 1pm

This event is only for Carlow College creative writing students.

Public Poetry Reading with Gillian Clarke – 28th March at 7.30pm

Cobden Hall, Carlow College

All welcome to attend this free event. Booking essential here

World Premiere of Metanoia: In Memoriam of Fr Michael McCarthy – 4th April at 1.30pm

Cobden Hall, Carlow College

The College commissioned a new work by leading Irish composer, Gráinne Mulvey, as a tribute to Fr Michael McCarthy. The work uses a recording of Fr McCarthy reading his poem Metanoia and synthesizes this with soundscapes recorded from around the College, the reading of work by creative writing students, and the acoustic profiles of key rooms associated with Fr McCarthy, all in a dynamic modern piece.

All welcome to attend. No registration necessary.

 

Annual Literary Awards ceremony – 11th April at 7.30pm with poet and publisher, Pat Boran

Visual Carlow

Awards will be presented for poetry and prose and will be presented by poet and publisher, Pat Boran, who will also read from his work on the night.

All welcome to attend this free event. Booking essential here

 

 

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