Bealtaine Festival 2013: Poetry Reading Celebrating Creativity in Older Age

Event Information

Date: 1 May 2013
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Mountmellick Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

Bealtaine is the national arts festival celebrating creativity in older age, with the theme for the 2013 festival being “Grow Happy.”  This subject was marked across Europe in 2012 through the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. To continue the support and promotion of active ageing initiatives across the member states, a poetry reading by award-winning poet Jean O’Brien will take place with the Mountmellick Active Retirement Group. Jean will read from her latest collection, “Merman,” and will share poems about life as we live it, family matters, and stories about love and childhood: topics everyone can relate to. Participants will be encouraged to share their own stories and thoughts in this interactive event.