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Thursday, 29th April 2021

Drogheda Creative Writers celebrate Poetry Day Ireland

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The annual Poetry Day Ireland is taking place today and there are events taking place across the country, including Drogheda.

Drogheda Creative Writers are hosting readings of various famous poems based on this year's theme which is “New Directions: Maps and Journeys” and the wonderful poets of Drogheda will also be reading out one or two of their own poems that relate to the theme.

The event will be held virtually on Zoom and the group is sending an open invite to anyone who is interested in joining the event. It will kick off at 7:30pm and will finish between 9 and 9:30pm.

Should you wish to join, please email the Drogheda Creative Writers at droghedacreativewriters2@gmail.com.

If you can’t make it tonight but would be interested in joining the group, they are always welcoming towards new and emerging writers.

New Directions: Maps and Journeys 

Maps guide us – whether we’re exploring unchartered territory or making turns on paths we’ve trodden a thousand times before, there’s a joy in both discovering new routes and retracing the old. 

We use maps to orientate ourselves in the world, to show us where we’ve come from and which new direction we’re heading towards.

They’re never static – they change as we change. Maps mirror our blooming populations and how our coastlines shift over time. Where one road ends, another begins - paths reroute or emerge unexpectedly to help us on our way.

Maps stoke our dreams about future adventures. The spinning globe excites us in anticipation of travel, and a variety of locations yet to be visited. But the unmapped provides just as much fuel for the imagination; the mysteries stirred by buried cities and embattled borders.

What does it mean to go off map? Or to take the road less travelled as Robert Frost once wrote. For Poetry Day Ireland 2021, we’ll explore these themes in poetry, and we invite you to join us on this journey of discovery. Check your coordinates, sketch out your route and get ready for a poetry adventure on 29 April! We hope to see you there!

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