|Date: Fri 18 Sep 2020|
Be sure not to miss this superb poetry presentation with renowned poets, Ciara Ní É, Padraig Mac Aoidh and Ifor ap Glyn. As we celebrate Culture Night, it is timely that we look at our indigenous languages and what they mean to us encompassing the themes of choice, envy/desire, exhilaration and the future.
Ciara Ní É
Ciara Ní É is the DCU Writer in Residence 2020. She established the open mic night REIC where the spoken word, rap, music, stories and more can all be heard. She has performed her poetry in New York, London, and Brussels, Sweden and at home here in Ireland. In 2019 Ciara became the ambassador for the Irish Writers Centre. Her poetry and literary essays have been published in various journals including Icarus and Comhar. She is currently working on her first collection of poems. Included in her commissioned work are pieces for RTÉ TV, BBC Radio, TG4 and The Irish Writers Centre.
Ifor ap Glyn
Ifor ap Glyn is an award-winning broadcaster and poet. He was born in London to Welsh parents but now lives in Caernarfon. He became the 4th National Poet of Wales in 2016. The National Poet of Wales initiative is delivered by Literature Wales. His role is to respond to events of national significance and to appear at events and festivals worldwide to raise the profile of writing and writers from Wales. He has twice won the Crown for poetry at the National Eisteddfod.
Mae Ifor ap Glyn yn fardd a darlledwr arobryn. Cafodd ei eni yn Llundain i rieni Cymraeg ond mae bellach yn byw yng Nghaernarfon.Cafodd ei enwi yn bedwerydd Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru yn 2016. Rheolir cynllun Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru gan Llenyddiaeth Cymru. Disgwylir iddo ymateb i ddigwyddiadau o bwys cenedlaethol ac ymddangos mewn digwyddiadau a gwyliau yng Nghymru a thu hwnt i godi proffil awduron ac ysgrifennu o Gymru. Mae e wedi enill Coron yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol ddwywaith.
Peter Mackay is from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. His first collection of poems, Galore, was published by Acair in 2015 and was on the shortlist for the Saltire and Donald Meek Prizes; his second collection, Some Kind Of, has just been published. His work has been widely published in journals, magazines and online and on the radio, and translated into German, French, Irish, Czech, Slovakian and English. He works as a lecturer at the University of St Andrews (after spells working at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Trinity College Dublin and as a broadcast journalist and producer for the BBC).
‘’S ann à Eilean Leòdhais anns na h-Eileanan Siar a tha Pàdraig Ma- cAoidh. Chaidh Gu Leòr, a chiad chruinneachadh leis, fhoillseachadh le Acair ann an 2015; bha sin air gearr-li- osta na Duaise Saltire airson Leabhar Bàrdachd na Bliadhna. Tha dàrna leabhar leis, Nàdur De, air ùr-noch- dach am bliadhna-sa. Tha a chuid bàrdachd air nochdadh fad ’s farsaing ann an irisean ’s paipearan-naid- heachd agus air an rèidio, agus chaidh a thionndadh gu Gearmailteach, Frangais, Gaeilge, Seicis, Slòbhacais agus Beurla. Tha e ag obair mar oraid- aiche aig Oilthigh Chill Rìmhinn (an dèidh bliadhnaichean ag obair anns an Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Colaisde na Trionaid ann am Baile Átha Cliath, agus airson a’ BhBC mar fhear-naidheachd agus riochdaire).
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