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Writers Glenn Patterson, Jan Carson and Colin Dardis
imagine life as displaced people around the world, as part of Oxfam Ireland
exhibition touring libraries across Northern Ireland.
Write to Refuge, a
new exhibition by Oxfam Ireland, asks authors and poets to picture themselves
in the position of millions who have been cast from their homes through
conflict, natural disasters and destitution.
Write to Refuge
comprises powerful photos of refugees and displaced people from Central African
Republic (CAR), South Sudan, Syria and around the world, alongside specially
commissioned written pieces inspired by each image.
Northern Ireland-based writers Glenn Patterson, Colin
Dardis, Jan Carson, Laurence Donaghy and Tony Bailie are amongst more than 20
from across Ireland to contribute with short works of fiction, poetry and
personal reactions to the striking stills on display.
Opening at Derry Central Library on Thursday 2 February,
the exhibition will launch with guest speakers and readings from some of the
featured authors from 6:00pm.
The exhibition will move to Omagh Library (from 1 - 26 March)
as part of nationwide tour in conjunction with Libraries NI, followed by Lurgan
Library (from 28 March - 30 April), Lisburn City Library (from 30 April - 26
May), Bangor Carnegie Library (from 1 - 30 June) and Belfast's Falls Road Library
(from 1 - 30 August).
For library contact information, go to the
Libraries NI website at www.librariesni.org.uk