Launch of TROVE, poems by Mary O’Rourke
Launch of TROVE, poems by Mary O’Rourke. Next Monday September 10th sees the launch of Galway poet Mary O’Rourke’s new poetry collection, Trove, in the Aula Maxima NUIG at 6.30 pm. An unusual feature of this launch is that the guest speaker is also a Mary O’Rourke, the ex-TD and Senator.
The author Mary O’Rourke was born in Co. Laois but has lived most of her life in Galway. She studied Secretarial Skills in Galway RTC (now GMIT), where she received an award for Excellence. She subsequently studied languages and literature in UCG (now NUIG) and was the recipient of a DAAD scholarship to Germany and a Language Assistant scholarship to Spain during her time at university. She has worked variously as language teacher, secretary, administrative assistant and library assistant. This is her fourth collection of poetry. Trove is published by 6tHouse an imprint of the Galway publishers Wordsonthestreet. www.wordsonthestreet.com.