On Culture Night, Friday 17th September, the Arts Department of Wexford County Council and Wexford Arts Centre are pleased to present Whatever, the bi-annual Arts Ability initiative in CUMAS, New Ross.
As Ever brings together selected poems by John D. Yates, a participant in Wexford County Council’s Arts Ability Creative Writing programme.
The poetry and prose contained in this new publication provides us with a glimpse of the diversity and richness of a ‘Creative Writing’ programme which represents the hopes, dreams, observations, rituals and humour of over forty writers based in Kilagooley Training and Activation Unit ( KTAC ) in Enniscorthy, County Wexford.
Climbing Mountains in our Minds is a new collection of poetry, prose and photographs about life in St. Senan’s Hospital, Enniscorthy. The book was commissioned to coincide with ongoing changes to the mental health services in the South-East, which incorporates the closing of St. Senan’s Hospital after more than a hundred and fifty years in operation.
Extracts from an anthology of original work by the K.T.A.C writers was published in 2008. It comprised of a lively mixture of poetry, prose and monologues. The book sold out quickly but continues to be available through public libraries.