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Oxfam Ireland Exhibition on Refugee Images tours Libraries NI throughout 2017

Libraries NI branches will be hosting Write to Refuge throughout 2017 

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). 

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