|Aula magna del complesso di Santa Caterina in the University, Bologna|
Monday 9th June - evening event & Tuesday 7th June, morning and home
|Mia, Afric, Valerie and Noel at Via de Poeti, Bologna|
|Refreshments before the reading, Afric tucks in|
Questions and answers at the end of the readings lead to a lively exchange of ideas on education and the role of the poet. Back at 77, the Italian Writers’ watering-hole, we drink beer, wine, nibble on cheese, bread, prosciutto … They are a lively bunch and there is real integration. We should stay in contact with 77.
Not only do we talk about DISPLACEMENT, we live it. We get lost on the way back to the Ospitalita. Tuesday we return home. Last minute shopping and we head to the airport. Back in Dublin, I run off with someone’s ham, wine .. and think it’s the after-shave I bought for the boys. What was that theme again? DISPLACEMENT.
this is the final report on the trip I feel I should comment on the generosity
of spirit of all. We hardly knew each other at the beginning. I certainly feel I
was enriched by the experience. Our thanks to Valerie and The Irish Writers’
Centre for making it all happen. When will we meet up?
|Our interpreter Tanya, with all of us and Grupo 77, the Italian wrtiers we read with, outside 77 Wine Bar|