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 CĂșirt 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

Thursday, June 27, 2013

July 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering


The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents

The July 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

Tuesday 2nd July 2013 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month our guest readers are Noel King, Michael Gallagher & Terry McDonagh.

Noel King was born and lives in Tralee. His poems, haiku, short stories, reviews and articles have appeared in magazines and journals in thirty-seven countries. His collections are published by Salmon Poetry, Prophesying the Past, (2010) and The Stern Wave ( 2013). He has edited more than fifty books of work by others.
Michael Gallagher was born on Achill Island, worked in London for forty years and retired to Listowel in 1999. His prose, poetry, haiku and songs have been published in Ireland and throughout Europe, America, Australia, Nepal, India, Thailand, Japan and Canada. His writing has been translated into Croatian, Japanese, Dutch, German and Chinese.
He won the 2009 Samhlaiocht Poetry Slam, the 2010 Michael Hartnett Viva Voce competition; he was short listed for the Hennessy Award in 2011 and won the Desmond O'Grady International Poetry Contest in 2012. He recently launched his first collection Stick on Stone (Revival press0 at Listowel Writers Week. Michael edits thefirstcut, an online literary journal at:http://issuu.com/thefirstcut and is a founder member of Listowel's Seanchai Writer's Group.

Mayo born poet and dramatist, Terry McDonagh, www.terry-mcdonagh.com, lived in Hamburg for many years where he taught English at the University of Hamburg; was Drama Director at the International School, as well as writing regularly for the Hamburger Abendlatt. He has published five collections of poetry, a short novel for young people, a play and a book of letters. His work has been included in anthologies and journals worldwide. He has been writer in residence in Australia, Asia and in many European countries including Ireland.



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.comweb http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com To view videos of previous reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

June 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The June 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 4th June 2013 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick.

Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month launch of Revival Literary Journal No.26 plus guest readers Carlos Reyes and Knute Skinner.

Revival Literary Journal has been published in Limerick since 2009. The latest edition contains poetry, prose and reviews from local, national and international contributors.

Knute Skinner lives in Lahince, Co. Clare. His most recent collection, Fifty Years: Poems 1957-2007 (Salmon Poetry), contains new work along with poems from thirteen previous books. His collection The Other Shoe won the 2004–2005 Pavement Saw Chapbook Award. A memoir, Help Me to a Getaway, was published by Salmon in 2010.

Carlos Reyes is a noted poet, writer and translator. Additionally, he is a book editor and publisher, and often writes freelance reviews of poetry books. When he's not travelling or staying in his cottage in Ireland, he lives in Portland, Oregon. Of his work Carolyn Kizer has said: Mr. Reyes is one of our local and national treasures. His poetry is as clear and strong as his social conscience. One is always struck by his sensual and sensory qualities: the touch, taste, feel, color of things, and his ability to capture a mood, a world, in a handful of lines.

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