Students from Galway Roscommon Education Training Board, and Strokestown Poetry followers gathered to read poetry (from their own countries) on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which coincided with World Poetry Day, on the 21st March 2018. The group included readers from Spain, Romania, Poland, Ireland, Brazil and Mexico. Fernando Cabrita (Portugese poet) joined the group by Skype from Portugal to read in Portugese, Spanish and English.
FERNANDO CABRITA (Portugal, 1954), is a Portuguese lawyer and writer. He has had more than 30 poetry titles published, in Portugal, Spain, France, Morocco and Puerto Rico. His work has been awarded several literary and poetry Prizes, including Palabra Ibérica International Poetry Award. He has participated as a guest in various Poetry festivals in Portugal, Spain, France, Morocco, Puerto Rico; and represented Contemporary Portuguese Poetry in International Festivals. His poetry is also published in collective books and literary magazines in Baden, Switzerland, Mozambique, Portugal, France and Spain.
In 2015, 2016 and 2017 Fernando Cabrita was the organizer of the International Poetry Festival Poesia ao Sul, in Olhão, Portugal, which has gained a reputation as a poetic and literary event of International dimension.