Next Thursday is the monthly Arts Night from NWW in Cafe Blend. And this month, there's a book launch and readings by Ted Deppe, and also readings by Annie Deppe. It will be a very enjoyable night once again. See below for more details of the two poets and the musicians.
Ted Deppe is the author of Beautiful Wheel, out now from Arlen House. His other books are Children of the Air and The Wanderer King (Alice James Books, 1990 and 1996); Cape Clear: New and Selected Poems (Salmon, 2002); and Orpheus on the Red Line (Tupelo, 2009). Ted holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College. A recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize, he has been writer in residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut, and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Ted has taught creative writing in graduate programs in the U.S., Ireland, and England. He is on the faculty of the Stonecoast Masters in Fine Arts programme, and directs Stonecoast in Ireland. He worked as a registered nurse for twenty years while teaching poetry and fiction classes. He and Annie hold dual Irish and U.S. citizenship.
Annie Deppe is the author of two books of poetry, Wren Cantata (2009), and Sitting in the Sky (2003), both published by Summer Palace Press. She is the recipient of writer’s grants from the Irish Arts Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Her work has appeared in The Forward Book of Poetry 2004 and has published widely on both sides of the Atlantic. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from Lancaster University, England, and was chosen to read in the Introductions Series of Poetry Ireland. She is Associate Coordinator of Stonecoast in Ireland. She and Ted shared the visiting writer position at Westminster College in Utah in 2012. She works as a free-lance mentor and editor, and she has co-directed with Ted four writer’s weeks for Curlew Writing Conferences. Since 2000, Annie and Ted have for the most part made their home on the west coast of Ireland, and they presently live in Connemara.Music : James Coyle
Accompanied by Audrey Coyle on violin and backing vocals James is a experienced Guitarist and Singer / Song writer who would be familiar to many from playing the pub circuit around Letterkenny and his native Inishowen under a few different band names in the past. James and Audrey would also be familiar to theatre goers especially from James's lead role in "Buddy Holly The Musical" which ran in An Grianan while you may also have seen Audrey in the recent production of Caislean Oir. Performing an all Original Set will be a first for James and has long been a dream of his. Taking a wide range of influences from the likes of Roy Orbison and Simon & Garfunkle to BellX1 and Biffy Clyro, this promises to be a truly original experience.
And of course, there's the open mic.