Poetry Reading with Christine Broe

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Christine Broe Christine Broe reading from her poetry collection Lifting Light: Poems and Artwork in Pearse Street Library on Wednesday, 14 October 2015. Christine accompanied her reading with a presentation of her artwork from Lifting Light.

Born and still living in Dublin, Christine has worked as an art teacher, arts facilitator, and art therapist while looking after a family of seven. She has been writing poetry since the 1990s, winning the inaugural Brendan Kennelly Award in 2001. Christine gained international recognition when she was awarded the Premio Cittá di Olbia prize in 2002. Swan Press published her debut collection Solas Sólás in 2003.

Christine is also a long-time member of Rathmines Writer’s Workshop and has facilitated creative writing workshops using art media as inspiration for generating work. Her new book Lifting Light: Poems and Artwork was published by Swan Press in September, 2015.

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