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The Ban Fili Tour

I would like to congratulate Tigh Fili for bringing the work of these new poets to the attention of a potentially wider readership/audience in Europe. Their recent European tour was a brilliantly proactive and confident act and they deserve the very best accolades for doing so.’ – Jaki McCarrick, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris


April 2013 saw an exciting new poetry tour around Europe with Tigh Filí poets Kathy D’Arcy, Ann Egan and Cliona O’Connell. The Ban Filí (Woman Poet) tour will showcase the talents of the three poets in five cities around France and Germany. Run by Bernadette Greenan the tour will start off with a visit and presentation to the Lord Mayor of Rennes and will present a series of opportunities to listen to the best work of some of Ireland’s more appealing woman writers.  The readings will continue in Nantes and Paris in France, followed by events in Berlin and Munich in Germany. The Ban Filí tour aims to highlight and promote women’s writing around Europe, and will include discourse on the highs and lows of being a ‘woman writer’ in contemporary society.  As writer in residence with Tigh Fili and a scholar of Irish women’s writing, D’Arcy, along with Greenan, intends to create an anthology of Irish and European women’s poetry following the tour, and says ‘research shows that women’s poetry still occupies a less visible space, and this has not to date been addressed succinctly by any Irish press, in my view.  I’m delighted that Bradshaw Books is taking this opportunity to put Cork on the map as a hub for Irish and International women’s writing.’

About The Poets



Kathy D’Arcy is writer in residence with Tigh Fili Cultural Centre, Cork. Her poetry collections Encounter (Lapwing) and The Wild Pupil (Bradshaw) were published in 2010 and 2012 respectively, and she is in receipt of an Arts Council Artist’s Bursary to develop further work. She teaches creative writing with UCC and other academic and community organisations, and has co-edited anthologies of children’s and young people’s poetry. She also teaches on UCC’s MA in Women’s Studies, and works with homeless teens in Cork city.

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Ann Egan is a multi-award winning poet whose prizes include Writers’ Week Listowel and The Cecil Day Lewis Prize. Her poems have been broadcast on RTE Radio and on local radio. Her latest collection is Telling Time.  She works closely with Kildare Library and Art Services and currently has a library residency with an adult group to improve literacy and reading abilities. She is writer-in-residence to Naas Intergenerational Housing Project. In 2010 she was County Laois writer-in-residence. Her previous publications are: Landing the Sea, The Wren Women, and Brigit of Kildare. Her poems have been published in: Poetry Ireland Review; Poetry Cornwall; Prairie Schooner (USA); Asylum Arts Review; Tinteán (The Australian Irish Heritage Network); Jamm (New Zealand); Boyne Berries; The Cathal Buí Summer School Anthology; Heart of Kerry


oconnell clionaCliona O’Connell grew up in County Wicklow and currently lives in Dublin. She was selected for the 2010 Poetry Ireland Introductions Series and was shortlisted for the 2009 Hennessey Literary Awards for Emerging Poetry. She has previously been published in Poetry Ireland Review, Southword, The Stinging Fly, The Sun-day Tribune and the Fish Anthology. She is currently studying for an MA in Poetry Studies at Mater Dei Institute, Dublin City University.



Tour Dates

Rennes City Hall –Rennes—France

Location:                  1BP 3126, 35031,Rennes
Date:                        17th April 2013                                                                                                                                                                                              Time:                        14:00

Maison de l’Europe –Nantes—France

Location:                   33 Rue de Strasbourg, 44000 Nantes                                                                                                                                                            Date:                         18th April 2013                                                                                                                                                                                      Time:                         19:00

Centre Culturel Irlandais – Paris—France

Location:                  5, rue des Irlandais 75005 – Paris                                                                                                                                                        Date:                        19th April 2013                                                                                                                                                                                           Time:                        19:30

 St. Gaudy Café – Berlin—Germany

Location:                 Gaudy str. 1, 10437, Berlin                                                                                                                                                                             Date:                       20th April 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                 Time:                       17:00

 The Munich Readery – Munich—Germany

Location:                Augustenstraße 104, 80798 Munich,                                                                                                                                                           Date:                      21st April 2013                                                                                                                                                                                              Time:                      17:00