Sunday, March 15, 2015

April 2015 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering


The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The April 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

Tuesday 7th April. 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This months guests are Cork poet Patricia Walsh and poet Mícheál O’Siochrú.

Mícheál O’Siochrú is a native of Baile an Sceilg Gaeltacht, South Kerry. He has written extensively in the Irish language and has had two collections of poetry and a novel published by Coiscéim. His poetry has won various Oireachtas prizes as well as first prize at Listowel Writers’ Week.
A renowned Irish teacher, he has taught in Rosary Hill and Vocational School, Castleconnell, Co Limerick, in Villiers, St. Clement’s and Limerick Tutorial Colleges as well as in Mary Immaculate College.
His third poetry collection in English is an intriguing journey from the pandemonium of the opening poem “The Attic” to the silence of “Healing Room” and was published last month

Patricia Walsh was born and raised in the parish of Mourne abbey, Co Cork. Her previous publications include a collection of poetry, called Continuity Errors, published by Lapwing publications in 2010, and a novel, The Quest for Lost Eire, published in 2014, in addition to being published in a range of journals. She is currently working on her second collection of poetry and a second novel.

NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.

The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of Foras na Gaeilge & The Arts Council of Ireland.
Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email


 

 

Friday, February 27, 2015

The March 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The March 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 3rd Mar. 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month guest readers are Keith Armstrong and Robert Lonsdale from Newcastle (UK) and the Nenagh Writers Group featuring (Mike Roycroft, Henry Bevans, Betty Gleeson, Maeve Keenan, Austin Kenny, Terry Lynch, Ena Manning, Sarah O’Brien). 
 
Keith Armstrong was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he has worked as a community development worker, poet, librarian and publisher, Doctor Keith Armstrong now resides in the seaside town of Whitley Bay. He has organised several community arts festivals in the region and many literary events. He is coordinator of the Northern Voices Community Projects creative writing and community publishing enterprise and was founder of Ostrich poetry magazine, Poetry North East, Tyneside Poets and the Strong Words and Durham Voices community publishing series. He has read several times in Limerick and in Cork, Dublin, Kinvara, Fermoy and Galway. His irish adventures have inspired him to write a sequence of poems based on the places he has visited and the people he has met. With Dominic Taylor, he co-edited the anthology ‘Two Rivers Meet, poetry from the Shannon and the Tyne’ which was published by Revival Press as part of the exchange between Limerick and Keith’s home city.
 

Robert Lonsdale has been involved in poetry and writing for as long as he can remember. He has had much of his poetry published and also broadcast on local B.B.C.Radio where he was involved with one of their weekly evening programmes for many years, featuring local poets.
He set up and organised "The Write Room" on Teesside which provided an opportunity for poets/writers to read, share and perform their work to an audience.
This will be a return visit to "On the Nail" for Robert and a poem of his is featured in the recent River Shannon anthology the launch of which he attended in Limerick with Keith Armstrong.

Nenagh Writers’ Group is one of the oldest established writing groups in Tipperary (if not the oldest). Formed in Nenagh in 1989, it has been meeting regularly on a fortnightly basis ever since. Over the years membership has naturally waxed and waned, but at present there are approximately 10 regular attenders, writing in both prose and poetry. The group has published two collections of work, while individual members have had plays performed on RTE and won prizes in both poetry and short story competitions.

Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers . Even if you don't write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.
 

NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.
The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of Foras na Gaeilge & The Arts Council of Ireland.
Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email


 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Feb. 2015 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The February 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 3rd Feb.  2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month guest readers Cork poet Colm Scully and writer Kathleen Thorne.

Colm Scully is from Cork where he lives with his wife and three children. His twenty years working in industry as a chemical engineer combine with his interest in history, philosophy and science to provide the back drop to many of his poems. In 2014, Colm received the Cúirt New Writing Poetry Prize, and was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductory Series, while he was also commended in the Gregory O’Donoghue Prize.

CATHERINE THORNE is a native of Ballina, in the County of Tipperary, across the Shannon from Killaloe. In another life she taught English, French and Geography. Her passions are gardening, reading, writing and her doggie. She is a director of the Killaloe Hedge-School of Writing, and has lately published LIFE IN BLACK & WHITE, a collection of her poetry and short stories.
Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers . Even if you don't write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.
NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.
The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of Foras na Gaeilge & The Arts Council of Ireland.
Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email

limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com To view videos of previous reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings 

 

 

 

 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Getting Published - Intensive one-day course

Getting Published - Intensive one-day course facilitated by Sunday Times Bestselling author John Stack: A practical guide on taking the first steps towards getting published
Date: Sat 7th March at The Limerick Writers' Centre, 12 Barrington St., LimerickCourse Times: 10.00-17:00 (break for lunch 13.00 to 14.00)
Fee: €60 (concession €55.00)
Ever dreamed of being a published writer? Ever wished of seeing your book on the shelves? Well, now is the time to act. In his course, Getting Published, John will provide participants with a practical guide on taking those all important first steps. From tips on writing and editing to preparing your work for professional appraisal, this stimulating and engaging course will offer participants the opportunity to follow the path of a Sunday Times Bestselling author.
Suitable for those who have an idea for a novel, or for writers who have already written part or all of their manuscript, the course programme will include the following;
  • ·Getting down to business – a writer’s space
  • ·Editing – a critical eye
  • ·Submissions – presenting the very best of your talent
  • ·Agents – engaging with the professionals
  • ·Self-publishing – the do’s and do not’s
  • ·Self-promotion – the changing face of writing
  • ·The publishing process
  • ·Motivation & perseverance
John Stack is a Sunday Times Bestselling author of four novels published by Harper Collins, London. He is currently working on a new series set in World War I.
Places must be paid for in advance. Course fee €60.00 concession €55.00 Booking essential contact Dominic 087 2996409 or email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com for further details.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

'On the Nail' Literary Gathering Tues 13th Jan 2015

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The January 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 13th Jan 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This month guest readers short story writer Eddie Stack and poet Margaret M Glasgow, who will be launching her new poetry collection.
Eddie Stack is from west Clare and teaches at UC Berkeley in CA. He has published a fourth collection of short stories last year titled Borderline and has received several accolades for his fiction, including an American Small Press of the Year Award, and a Top 100 Irish American Award. Recognised as an outstanding short story writer, he is the author of three previous collections of short stories—The West, Out of the Blue and Quare Hawks; HEADS, a novel, and The Irish, three novellas.
His work has appeared in literary reviews and anthologies worldwide, including Fiction, Confrontation, Whispers & Shouts, Southwords and Criterion; State of the Art: Stories from New Irish Writers; Irish Christmas Stories, The Clare Anthology and Fiction in the Classroom.
He was shortlisted by RTE and published in their short story anthology, A Page In The Life , which was also broadcast and recorded on CD. He was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award, and by Readers' Digest for a flash fiction in 2012. His work has appeared in the From The Well short story anthology, 2014, the New Irish Writing Page, Orbis, The Cork Yule Book, and the Sligo Champion.
Margaret Mary Glasgow is a Limerick poet. A granddaughter of a former Mayor of Limerick, Frank Glasgow, she is intensely proud of her Limerick heritage.
Her poetry journey began during her primary school years when she regularly submitted to the Evening Press, where she developed her love of the English language. Nature, nurture, family, faith and life experience are the foundation stones of her first poetry collection Flowers and Thorns of Life.
 
Special music guest: Aine Heslin traditional music/flute player and composer.
 
Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers . Even if you don't write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.
NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.
The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of Foras na Gaeilge & The Arts Council of Ireland.
Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sept 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents

The Sept 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday3rd Sept 2013 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This month our guests are John W Sexton, Louis Mulcahy and Deirdre Hynes PLUS a 10 minute Play and Open-Mic.
Deirdre Hines was born in Liverpool. She moved to Belfast shortly thereafter, and from there to Letterkenny in Co. Donegal, where she now lives.
She graduated from Trinity in 1989 with a double honours degree in English and Theatre Studies. She has written several plays, of which “Howling Moons, Silent Sons” won the Stewart Parker Award fro Best New Play in 1992. She was short listed for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2010, and won the Listowel Poetry Collection in 2011.
She has had articles published in various magazines such as “The Countryman”,”Ireland’s Own” and “Escape”.
John W. Sexton was born in 1958 and is the author of five poetry collections, the most recent being The Offspring of the Moon (Salmon). He is a past nominee for The Hennessy Literary Award and his poem The Green Owl won the Listowel Poetry Prize 2007. In 2007 he was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry.
Louis Mulcahy’s poetry has been accepted for publication in many journals including The Stinging Fly, The Stony Thursday Book and Revival and read on RTE1 and Lyric FM. He got to a short list of five for the Collection of Poems competition at Writers’ Week, Listowel in 2008 and 2010. In 2004 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the National University of Ireland. A collection of his Irish language poems was recently published.
Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers . Even if you don't write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.
NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.
The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of Foras na Gaeilge & The Arts Council of Ireland.
Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email
limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com To view videos of previous reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings