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Poemathon with Older People brings a spotlight to their voices, imagination and creativity
Neuroscience Ireland is delighted to partner with Poetry Ireland and the Global Brain Health Institute (Trinity College Dublin) in inviting older people across the island of Ireland to write a line of poetry for a Poemathonwith Older People.
The contributions will be combined to form a longer poem that captures the thoughts and imaginings of older people right now in society. John Sheahan, one of Ireland’s best known musicians and member of The Dubliners, has penned the opening line of the poem: “Intrepid intruder, stalker of unwashed hands”.
He will also be contributing the final line of the poem, which will be curated and edited by poet and editor Seamus Cashman.
John Sheahan said, “The Poemathon with Older People is helping to give a voice to an older generation – a wonderful way to bring us together creatively from all parts of the island of Ireland in a collaborative poem. I look forward to seeing how each contribution steers the poem, meandering like a river, towards its final destination when the finished poem is launched in March.”
Submissions to the Poemathon can be made through a form on Poetry Ireland’s website from 18 January until 5pm on 12 February – at thislink.
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Access to the official FENS journal, EJN, online free of charge, and a subscription to the print edition at a reduced rate.
Eligibility to apply for one of the free abstract slots for the SfN Meeting, linked to a reduced registration fee.