Café Horizon, the newly opened café within the Alley Theatre, announced this week that the venue will be hosting a series of free lunchtime poetry readings for diners to enjoy and listen to. Starting on October 29th at 1 p.m, the official opening day of the café, the restaurant will welcome award winning Irish poet Olive Broderick, winner of the Templar Poetry Prize. In addition to poetry, their will be a early morning acoustic session from Paul Tully, the Strabane musician, from 10.30 a.m – 11.30 a.m.
“Olive Broderick was a winner in the 2009 Templar Poetry Prize, with Darkhaired (to be launched at the Derwent Poetry Festival, Nov 2010)” commented Nathan Flatman from the Alley. “She has previously been published in Abridged, Sunday Tribune, Stinging Fly, Ulla’s Nib, and Fortnight. She has also received a Hennessy X.O Literary Award (Emerging Poetry Category) and read at Poetry Ireland’s Poetry Introductions series in 2009. We are delighted that Olive will be sharing some of her new work with a Strabane audience, which will be free to attend“
“Paul Tully, will be singing a 1 hour set on October 29th, from 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. during the official opening of the café, which will also see customers being tempted with some free treats from the delicious Café horizon menu. Both events are free to attend, so why not drop in for a coffee, order some lunch and enjoy two great music and poetry events”.