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Salmon Poetry opens writing centre and bookshop in Co Clare

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Salmon Poetry opens writing centre and bookshop in Co Clare

Salmon Poetry opens writing centre and bookshop in Co Clare

Irish literary publisher Salmon Poetry has established a new writing centre and bookshop in Ennistymon, Co Clare.

Taking its name from the Salmon of Knowledge in Celtic mythology, Samon Poetry was founded in 1981 as an alternative voice in Irish literature. 

Since then over 300 volumes of poetry have been produced, specialising in the promotion of new poets, particularly women poets. 

In 2013, The Salmon Bookshop & Literary Centre will host a monthly reading series, book launches and signings, creative writing workshops, and master classes facilitated by writers from Ireland, the US, UK and further afield.  

The bookshop offers a wide range of new and secondhand books, with an emphasis on poetry and literary titles.

Salmon Poetry has been based near the Cliffs of Moher for 16 years, and prior to that, was in Galway for 15 years. This new literary centre and bookshop, which will also offer accommodation for visiting writers and international students, will be at the heart of literary events in the area, with a programme designed to interest locals as well as visitors.

In 1996, Salmon Poetry was the first Irish literary publisher to have an online bookshop, and the second publisher in Ireland to have a website.

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