Achill Island Arts Weekend
Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend
4th - 6th May 2013
The 2013 Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend takes place from the 4th to the 6th May. Scroll down for links to a full programme and downloadable booking form. The programme includes:
- Official Opening by Reverend Professor Enda McDonagh
- Illustrated talk on the artist Robert Henri, by Valerie Ann Leeds, an independent curator and scholar specialising in Henri and the 'Ashcan school's.
- Guided walk in the area around Corrymore House, residence of Robert Henri during his stay on Achill
- Poetry Readings by Padraig J. Daly, Fiona Sampson, James Harpur and Harry Clifton
- Writing Seminar with Eva Bourke & Gerard Smyth
- Talk by Tom Mac Namara: "Identifying the sitters; Robert Henri's portraits of children from Dooagh"
- Illustrated Lecture by artist Deirdre Walsh: "The Art Spirit - Robert Henri" focusing on the influence of Robert
Henri as teacher
- Opening of a portrait exhibition "Portraits and Landscapes of Achill Island" by Claire Siobhan Walsh
- Lecture and Poetry Reading: "Introductions" by Jack Harte
- Lecture by Maurice Harmon: "Lonesome, between times - The Poetry of John F. Deane"
- Poetry Reading by John F Deane: "Snow falling on Chestnut Hill" - New & Selected Poems
- Guided walk on Inishbiggle island
- Talk by Revd Canon Professor Patrick Comerford: "History of Church of Ireland Inishbiggle"
- Poetry Readings: Paddy Bushe, Eva Bourke, Jan Wagner. With introductions by Mechtild Manus, Director, Goethe-Institut Irland
- Illustrated talk by Rene Böll: "Research work on Cillíní on Achill Island"
- Talk by Revd Canon Professor Patrick Comerford: "The poet as theologian, the theologian as poet" ... a theologian's engagement with John F. Deane
- Poetry Reading: Maurice Harmon, Harry Clifton, Gerard Smyth, James Harpur, Jacques Rancourt
- Guided walk around Bunnacurry Monastery site with poetry readings
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