Shorelines Arts Festival Portumna: Lines learned by heart
Shorelines Arts Festival , Portumna
Are you fond of rhyme? Do you recall a verse or two of a poem long learned and lovingly remembeed? If so, consider coming along to “Lines Learned By Heart” at Shorelines Arts Festival , Portumna. This unique event is in its second year and an award of the Nicholas Treacy Memorial Prize will be given to the Overall Winner. The recitation chosen by each participant must be written by a poet prior to 1935 and must be recited “off by heart” with a time limit of 5 minutes per entrant. A prompter will be on hand to assist any stage fright! In 2011, there were up to 20 entrants and the packed audience in Horan’s Bar enjoyed the trip down memory lane. The event is sponsored by Portumna’s Maple Poetry Group and is held in memory of Nicholas Treacy– a Portumna man who loved words and in particular, poetry and reciting same. Nicholas, born in 1935, passed away in 2010 but his passion lives on in the lines that will flow on Sunday, Sept 23rd from 12 Noon in Horan’s Bar, Portumna . So get learning those lines.
For more details and registration details, see www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or call Noelle on 0872931055