Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering Tues 3rd May the Buttery, Bedford Row, Limerick

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The May 2016 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 @ The Buttery, 10 Bedford Row, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This months guests are poet Christine Breo and brothers Austin and Mike Durack.
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Christine Broe has been writing poetry since the 1990’s winning the inaugural Brendan Kennelly / Sunday Tribune Award in 2001 and gaining international recognition when awarded the Premio Cittá di Olbia prize in 2002. Swan Press published her debut collection Solas Sólás in 2003.
Her second collection, Lifting Light, illustrated by her own artwork, sculpture and paintings, was published in 2015.
She has worked as an Art Teacher, Arts Facilitator, and Art Therapist, has facilitated creative writing workshops, using art media as inspiration for generating work. She can be contacted at al.mandala@gmail.com Website www.christinebroe.com
Austin and Mike Durack, will present pieces from their recently released album "Going Gone" that includes poems by Mike and instrumental originals by Austin. Mike Durack was a founder member of' Killaloe Writers Group. Austin's career as singer, guitarist and composer has yielded nine albums and frequent airplay on national radio and television.
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 The Arts Council of Ireland.
Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com www.limerickwriterscentre.com
To view videos of previous reading go to:http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings


Saturday, March 26, 2016

April 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The April 2016 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 5
th April 2016 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month guests are poet Daragh Bradish and poet and author Gerry Hanberry
Daragh Bradish was born and raised in Terenure, Dublin. He spent his formative years in Bray, County Wicklow.  Studied fine arts and history in TCD. In recent years he has spent a great deal of time in Liscannor, County Clare.  Coming late to seriously writing, his first published poem was in Revival #18. He has since been published in journals in Ireland, UK and in Europe. Easter in March is first collection and is published by Liberty Press.
Daragh has coordinated the Soundings for Simon readings to raise funds for Dublin Simon each year since 2010.
Gerry Hanberry has published four collections of poetry to date and also a biography of the Wilde family, More Lives Than One - The Remarkable Wilde Family Through the Generations (Collins Press, 2011). His most recent poetry collection is 'What Our Shoes Say About Us' published by Salmon Poetry in July 2014. This follows the collection 'At Grattan Road' published by Salmon Poetry in 2009. Paul Perry, reviewing the collection 'At Grattan Road' for the Irish Times, said it was "bursting at the seams with fine poems". Hanberry's first collection, Rough Night, was published in 2002 by Stonebridge Publications, Wales. This was followed in 2005 by Something Like Lovers, also from Stonebridge Publications. In summer 2004 Hanberry won the Brendan Kennelly/Sunday Tribune Poetry Award.
He holds an MA in Writing from the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he teaches a Creative Writing course to undergraduates. He is also a teacher of English at St. Enda's College, Salthill. In addition he performs regularly as a singer-songwriter and runs occasional creative writing and poetry appreciation workshops.
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.

BOOK LAUNCH: The Chaos Within by Deirdre Grimes

Friday, January 29, 2016

Feb 2016 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The February 2016 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month we present the first of our 1916 commemoration events with a performance of:
Breakfast with Padraig
By Colm Scully and Conor McManus
“Breakfast with Padraig” is a Spoken Word performance lasting 50 minutes. It includes original stories and poems about 1916 from Conor and Colm. It includes poetry from Thomas McDonagh. These are performed live, to an accompanying filmed backdrop where the rising is discussed on themes of prelude, event and reflection. This discussion is tempered with song, personal experience and humour. It is apolitical and non-judgemental, rather raising questions and strands of thought that may enlighten and urge the audience to think more deeply about the reasons for and ramifications of the Rising. Issues such as the role of women in the Rising, the role of folksong in remembering the rising and parallels with Scottish History are addressed. Its aim is to display in an entertaining and narrative format the effects that 1916 have had on two citizens from opposite ends of the republic ( Cork and Leitrim) who were born around the time of the 50th anniversary celebrations in 1966. The theme being that every Irish person is an expert on what the Rising means to them.
Colm Scully and Conor McManus are published poets and short story writers with wide experience of performing in public. Colm’s first collection “What News, Centurions?” was published by New Binary Press in 2014. He won The Cuirt New Writing Prize in 2014 and was on The Poetry Ireland Introductory series 2014. He has had poems published in many Irish magazines and has been shortlisted for a number of writing competitions. He has performed at festivals and literary venues through -out Ireland.
Conor McManus has had pieces published in Crannog, Stinging Fly and The Moth. He has been shortlisted for the Fish Short story competition and received artists retreat bursaries from Leitrim County Council.
They have both represented Cork City Council and O’Bheal in a cultural exchange with Coventry, reading at numerous venues in England.
They have produced a number of poetry films, one of which was shortlisted for Indie Cork Film Festival Competition 2014. They have produced poetry films for other poets which may be viewed on line.
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 The Arts Council of Ireland.

April is Poetry Month in Limerick