I’m looking forward to my next reading in the Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin. This will be my second time reading in this venue and my first since Jewtown was published. Last time I read, it was part of a celebration of Jewish Cork. It was a very interesting day where we watched video footage of Gerald Goldberg from an RTE programme in the 1980s and we also listened to some people who grew up in Cork, and their tales of childhood.
This time, the theme of the day is music and poetry. I’ll be joined by singer and poet Judith Mok. There should be music too and there is promise of a tribute to Leonard Cohen, which will be nice. I’m going to be reading some poems I don’t usually read from Jewtown and will chat about some of the backgrounds to the poems.