Community Arts Partnership will be launching ‘moment’, a poetic anthology and collection of glimpses into other lives as part of the Poetry in Motion Community Programme on Sunday 24 March. Contributors will be reading a selection of their poems.
The poems in ‘moment’ snatch snapshots of our existence and common experience. Through the intricate detailing of the personal, the universal is exposed. These moments are those that make homes, families, love affairs and memories. These are our struggles and celebrations, reflections and regrets. These moments pose questions and offer answers.
Here is sadness, mourning and melancholy juxtaposed with happier or humorous times, past, present and future. Together, these are the moments that combine to build our histories and connect us through collective understanding.
Many of the poems were collected via public submission; many others were conceived in writing workshops conducted by Community Arts Partnership’s poet facilitators Annemarie Mullan, Brenda Liddy, Chelley McLear, Deirdre Cartmill, Ellen Factor and Maria McManus.
The event will provide an open invitation to all to explore the notion of ‘moment’.
Moment is a Poetry in Motion for Community project, Community Arts Partnership’s programme encouraging engagement with creative writing and promoting local poets and writers. Poetry in Motion is supported by its principal funder, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland with additional support from Belfast City Council Tourism , Culture and Arts Unit.
Sunday 24th March 2.30pm | The Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast.