Sunday, June 14, 2015

July 2015 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

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

Tuesday 7th July 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This months guests are former Limerick City writer in residence John Liddy and brothers Austin and Mike Durack.
John Liddy was born Youghal, Co Cork, Ireland (1954), grew up in Limerick, took a degree in the University of Wales, works as a teacher in Madrid. He is the founding editor along with Jim Burke of The Stony Thursday Book, one of Ireland’s longest running literary reviews, along with Cyphers. During Limerick City of Culture 2014 he was one of our writers in residence.
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 of Foras na Gaeilge & The Arts Council of Ireland.
Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com www.limerickwriterscentre.com

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Introductory Course in Fiction Writing

Introductory Course in Fiction Writing
with Tara White
in association with Limerick Writers' Centre

Six weekly seminars covering all aspects of fiction writing, including:
• Memory & Imagination
• Characterisation
• Narrative Voice & Point of View
• Naming & Names
• Opening Lines
• Place
• Plot & Story ...
• Dialogue
• Editing & Publication

Time: 7 – 8.30pm, Wednesdays
Duration: July 1st – August 5th inclusive
Location: LWC, 12 Barrington St., Limerick
Cost: €90
Contact: 087 9623604 | tarawhite.freelance@gmail.com

** Enrolling now until Friday June 26th **
No experience necessary

Facilitator:Tara White's work has been featured in Irish and US literary journals since 2012. She received an MA and MFA in Creative Writing from UCD and went on to teach Creative Writing there in 2014.

http://www.pendulinepress.com/contributors/tara-white/

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

June 2015 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The June 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This months guests are writers Mike Gallagher and John McGrath.

Mike Gallagher, writer, poet and editor, was born on Achill Island and worked in London for forty years before retiring to Kerry. 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 Slam, the 2010 Michael Hartnett Viva Voce competition, he was shortlisted for the Hennessy Award in 2011 and won the Desmond O'Grady International Poetry Contest in 2012.
His poetry collection Stick on Stone was published by Revival Press in 2013.

John McGrath is a poet, writer and retired teacher who lives in Lisselton, North Kerry with his wife Kate. He is a founder member of the Seanchaí Writers’ Group in Listowel and a member of the Listowel Writers’ Week committee.His work has previously been included in The Ballydonoghue Magazine and The Malpais Review, Santa Fe, and online in The First Cut. John’s first collection, Blue Sky Day, was published by Moybella Press in 2007. He also co-wrote Rebel Mind, Conor
O’Sullivan’s biography published by Moybella Press in 2011.

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

Monday, April 13, 2015

The May 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The May 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 5th May. 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This months guests are poets Ann Marie Kennedy and Evan Cosigan and special guest from the USA Robert Fanning.


Anne Marie Kennedy, has an MA in Writing from NUI Galway and is the winner of the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2014. She is an award winning performance poet. Her prose and poetry has been published in ROPES, Blackheart Magazine, the Colony, the Galway Review, Irish Central, the SHOp,and Boyne Berries among others.
A regular contributor and twice winner of the People’s Choice Award at Baffle Poetry Festival, Loughrea, she qualified at the Cúirt Poetry Grand Slam, to perform at Electric Picnic.
She has had work broadcast on Sunday Miscellany,freelances for Irish Music Magazine and is a regular contributor at the Moth and Butterfly storyteller’s nights in Galway city.
Is that a Galway accent?’ is the working title of her forthcoming short story collection.
Evan Costiganhas had poems published in New Irish Writing, Burning Bush 2, Cyphers, The Moth, Cúirt Annual, Census 3 Anthology and elsewhere. Shortlisted for this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards, he won the 2012 Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award and has been shortlisted in numerous competitions, including: the Listowel Writers’ Week Single Poem Competition,Bridport Prize, Over the Edge Competition and Red Line Poetry Competition. The recipient of a poetry bursary from Kildare County Council Arts Office, he has been a featured reader at poetry festivals and events in Japan, Canada and New Zealand.
His fiction has appeared in journals and magazines, broadcast on RTE’s Sunday Miscellanyprogramme and has been placed in national competitions. His travel articles have been published in The Irish Times, Sunday Business Post, Get Lost! and Outsider.
He has lived abroad for long periods – in South America, Australia, Japan and Canada – and just recently returned to Ireland. He resides in Dublin.


Robert Fanning is the author of two full-length poetry collections, American Prophet and The Seed Thieves and one chapbook entitled Old Bright Wheel. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Atlanta Review, Rattle, The Cortland Review and other journals. His work has been featured on the nationally-syndicated radio program The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor, and he was recently a featured poet interviewed at the Library of Congress for the national public radio program, The Poet and the Poem. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Central Michigan University and lives in Mt. Pleasant, MI. with his wife, sculptor Denise Whitebread Fanning, and their two children.

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

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