Poetry & Nocturnes at Rosies – May 11th 8 pm

Poetry Readings from Catherine Ann Cullen, Enda Wyley & Adam Wyeth

Nocturnes from Pearse McGloughlin

 Catherine Ann Cullen has published two collections of poetry with Doghouse Books in Kerry, Strange Familiar (2013) and A Bone in My Throat (2007), and two children’s books with Little, Brown, Thirsty Baby (2003) and The Magical, Mystical, Marvellous Coat (2001). The latter won a gold award for Poetry and Folklore from the American Parents Association. Her work is included in If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (Dedalus Press 2014), and her poem ‘Scooter’ won the Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award in 2009. She has made documentaries and a series about food for RTÉ Radio 1, produced current affairs, arts and features, and is a regular contributor of essays and poetry to Sunday Miscellany. She is a graduate of the M.Phil. (Creative Writing) at Trinity College Dublin, where she works part-time on the Trinity Access Programme. A busy lady, she is currently researching a PhD on ballads and folklore at Middlesex University, will have another volume of poems, The Other Now, published by Dedalus Press.


Enda Wyley is poet and children’s author. She was born in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin 1966. She has published five collections of poetry. Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems , (2014), To Wake to This, (2009 ), Poems for Breakfast, ( 2004 ), Socrates in the Garden, ( 1998) and Eating Baby Jesus, ( 1993 ). Her poetry has been widely broadcast, translated and anthologised including in The Harvard Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, USA (2010) and The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women Poets, USA (2011) Femmes d’Irlande en Poésie, 1973-2013, ed Clíona Ní Ríordáin, Paris and Lines of Vision, The National Gallery of Ireland, 2014. She holds a B.Ed with a distinction in English Literature, was the recipient of an M.A in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, was the inaugural winner of the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize and has received many Arts Council Literature Bursaries for her writing. In 2014 she was the recipient of a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship for her poetry. In recent years she has been Poet- at -Work in the Coombe Maternity Hospital, Dublin and Writer in Residence at The Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. Enda Wyley’s books for children from O’Brien Press are Boo and Bear and The Silver Notebook. Her book I Won’t Go to China! was awarded a Reading Association of Ireland Special Merit Award 2011. She lives in Dublin. Enda Wyley was elected to Aosdána in March 2015.

Pearse McGloughlin is an artist and songwriter originally from Sligo and now living in Harold’s Cross. He has released four albums to critical acclaim: Busy Whisper (2009), In Movement (2012) Idiot Songs (2013) in collaboration with composer Justin Grounds and most recently The Soft Animal (2016) with his band Nocturnes. Similar in style to Sufjan Stevens or Mercury Rev, Pearse’s work often deals in literary and philosophical themes, reworking writers such as John Keats or Fyodor Dostoevsky. His music has been described as captivating, elegant and nuanced and has featured in The Irish Times, BBC Northern Ireland, RTE 2FM, Lyric FM, Radio1 and KCRW as well as at festivals such as Body and Soul, Electric Picnic and Other Voices.

“…subtle elements of the sublime…”— Lauren Murphy, The Irish Times

‘flits between folk, ambient, orchestral and singer-songwriter styles, underscoring
an inquisitiveness and search for something greater within’… Nialler9

‘The time has come for Pearse McGloughlin’s ever-evolving cosmic groove merchants. Their recent album ‘The Soft Animal’ is our favourite Irish record of the year – do yourself a favour and get it immediately’ …. RTE Culture


ADAM WYETH is an award-winning poet, playwright and essayist with three books published. His critically acclaimed debut collection, Silent Music (2011) was Highly Commended by the Forward Poetry Prize. Adam’s most recent book The Art of Dying was published in November 2016 and was named as an Irish TimesBook of the Year. He has had several plays produced in Ireland and Germany. Adam Wyeth has over thirteen years experience teaching and facilitating creative writing workshops. He is a member of Poetry Ireland’s Writers in Schools Scheme and runs workshops at the Irish Writers Centre. He also works as editor and teaches online Creative writing workshops at Fishpublshing.com andadamwyeth.com

Admission to this event is free but donations towards Festival costs are welcome.  People will be admitted on first come, first served basis.



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