Join in with National Poetry Day at library

DROMORE Library will celebrate its refurbishment on National Poetry Day 2012 when poet and writer Deirdre Cartmill, will read from her works on Thursday October 4 at 2pm.

Since 1994 National Poetry Day has engaged millions of people with poetry through a range of live events and web-based activities for people young and old throughout the country and Libraries NI is delighted to support this annual event, which for 2012 has the theme of ‘Stars’.

Deirdre’s debut collection Midnight Solo was published by Lagan Press in 2004. Her second collection The Return of the Buffalo will be published in 2012. She holds an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing from Queen’s University, Belfast and is an experienced creative writing workshop facilitator. She is part of Poetry Ireland’s Writers in Schools scheme, has facilitated workshops for Poetry in Motion and tutors for the WEA.

She writes for film and television as Deirdre Alexander. Her short film Two Little Boys is currently being filmed as part of Northern Ireland Screen’s Short Steps Scheme. She has written for RTE’s Fair City and award winning Irish teen drama Seacht. She was a top ten finalist in the inaugural Red Planet Prize, won the Claddagh Films Script Award and was a winner in the BBC Writersroom Undercover competition for staff. She has also written comedy for radio and had short fiction published.

Elizabeth McAleer, Cultural Services Manager with Libraries NI, explained: “This is an open invitation for everyone to come to the recently refurbished Dromore Library to hear poet and writer Deirdre Cartmill read from her works, during what promises to be an enjoyable event, on Thursday 4th October at 2.00pm.”

Everyone is welcome to come along and admission is free.

You can contact Dromore Library (38 Market Square, Town Hall, Dromore, BT25 1AW) on telephone: 028 9269 2280 or email:

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