Saturday, December 19, 2009

'On The Nail' Reading Thurs.14th Jan 2010




'On The Nail' Reading @ The Locke Bar
Thurs. 14th Jan 2010 8.00pm

The monthly 'On The Nail' literary reading takes place Thursday 14th Jan 2010 at 8.00pm in The Locke Bar, George's Quay, Limerick.

Organised by The Limerick Writers' Centre this popular monthly reading and open-mic continues to attract audiences with a mix of poetry, prose and music.

This months programme starts with the launch of Revival Poetry Journal No.14. Local, national and international poets are included and a number of them will read from the journal on the night.
The special guest reader is poet John W Sexton who will launch and read from his new collection Petit Mal (Revival Press) during the evening.

As usual music will be provided by Chris Wood and friends.

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. New readers welcome.
The night begins at 8.00pm and there is free admission and free finger food for everyone attending. 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.

Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 16, 2009

'On the Nail' Christmas Celebration


The Limerick Writers’ Centre presents
On The Nail’ Christmas celebration of literature at The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Thursday 3rd December at 8.00pm.

The Limerick Writers’ Centre continue their ‘On The Nail’ reading series with a special Christmas celebration of poetry, prose and music at The Locke Bar, George’s Quay, Limerick on Thursday 3rd December at 8.00pm.

Everyone is invited to partake in this festive occasion. Poets, storytellers, musicians and writers of all hue and shade can read or play at our special Christmas open-mic. Even if you don’t write you are welcome to bring something along to read.

This is also your chance to meet other writers and anyone interested in creative writing is welcome to come along on the night and meet with like-minded people.

The night begins at 8.00pm and there is free admission and a free glass of wine and finger food for everyone attending. So join us on the night and make this event something special.

Further information and those wishing to take part contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com/
Read a writers journal here: http://lwcawritersjournal.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 19, 2009

On The Nail Thurs. 5th Nov 2009



The Limerick Writers’ Centre presents
POETRY: READING IT, WRITING IT, PUBLISHING IT!
at The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick
Thursday 5th Nov 2009 8.30pm

The Limerick Writers’ Centre continue their ‘On The Nail’ reading series with a special evening devoted to the art of reading,writing and publishing poetry at The Locke Bar, George’s Quay, Limerick on Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 8.30pm plus music on the night will be provided by Chris Wood and friends.

Based on the best selling Salmon Poetry book: Poetry: Reading It, Writing It, Publishing It! is an unusual take on poetry and the marketplace. It contains advice in the form of essays by poets and publishers (and poets who are also publishers) such as Rita Ann Higgins, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Kevin Higgins and Caroline Lynch. As well as a frank take on publishing, there are essays from poets who mentor poetry writing workshops, poets who teach poetry at universities, poets who host reading series, run poetry organizations, and publish e-journals. In other words, poets who lives are absorbed in the practice of poetry. The book is intended to give a true perspective on contemporary poetry for those who aspire to the art, and those who would like to understand what it means to be a poet. The focus is international: The contributors are Irish, British, American, Canadian, African and Australian.

Jessie Lendennie, Managing Editor, Salmon Poetry Ltd. and Editor of Poetry: Reading it, Writing it, Publishing it! will introduce some of the contributors to the book on the night. This is a must for aspiring poets or for those who just want to learn how to enjoy reading poetry. After the featured readers a special open-mic for writers will take place - all types of creative writing catered for!

This is also your chance to meet other writers and anyone interested in creative writing is welcome to come along on the night and meet with like-minded people, those interested in becoming part of a writing group are encouraged to meet and form groups under the auspices of the Limerick Writers’ Centre.
Admission is free and finger food will be provided.
Get there early for this exciting and entertaining event!

Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email http://www.blogger.com/ & http://www.blogger.com/

Thursday, October 8, 2009

On The Nail! Literary Readings

On The Nail literary readings are brought to you by
The Limerick Writers' Centre -
LIMERICK CITY'S LITERARY EVENTS ORGANISATION: Serving writers and literature fans in the Mid-West area - poetry readings, fiction readings, poetry workshops, creative writing classes, poetry slams, info on all literature events in Limerick City & surrounds. Contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com

Next event Thursday 5th November 8.30pm at The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick (check back for details).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

On The Nail @ The Locke Bar, Limerick


The Limerick Writers’ Centre presents
National Poetry Day at The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick

The Limerick Writers’ Centre continue their new ‘On The Nail’ reading series with a special evening of poetry and music at The Locke Bar, George’s Quay, Limerick on Thursday 1st October to mark National Poetry Day.

Featured guest readers will read from the classics and at a special open-mic writers and poetry lovers of all hue and shade are invited along to read their own favourite poems. Even if you don’t write you are welcome to bring something along to read.
So if you’re a fan of Wordsworth, Frost, Heaney and others, this is your chance to read that poem. Music on the night will be provided by Chris Wood, Larry De Cleir
and others.

This is also your chance to meet other writers and anyone interested in creative writing is welcome to come along on the night and meet with like-minded people, those interested in becoming part of a writing group are encouraged to meet and form groups under the auspices of the Limerick Writers’ Centre.

The night begins at 8.30pm and there is free admission and a free glass of wine and finger food for everyone attending. So join us on the night and make this event something special.
Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com

Featured Readers.

Liam O’Brien and Myles Breen are well known in the theatre world being founder members, along with Mike Finn and Mike Burke, of Limerick’s newest theatre company, Bottom Dog. Recently Liam and Myles read poems from Desmond O’Grady new book, My Limerick Town, at the Belltable. Tonight they will read a selection of their favourite classic poems.

CIARAN O'DRISCOLL was born in Callan, Co Kilkenny, in 1943, and presently lives in Limerick. He is a committee member of Cuisle, Limerick City's International Poetry Festival, and a member of Aosdána. He has published eight books of poetry including Moving On, Still There: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, 2001), and Surreal Man (Pighog, 1996). In 2001, Liverpool University Press published his childhood memoir, A Runner Among Falling Leaves. A new collection is forthcoming in October 2009 from Three Spires (Cork), and ‘Swirl’, a CD which features him reading a number of poems, with musical accompaniment, was released in July.
Patrick Stack was born in Limerick, brought up in Kerry and now lives in Clare. A graduate of TCD he has recently began writing again after a long break. Currently working on a new collection.

Tom McCarthy is the winner of the inaugural Desmond O’Grady Trophy at the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Festival. He is a native of Ballynanty but now lives in Ardnacrusha. He reads regularly at the White House Poetry Revival and has one Chapbook published.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

White House Poets read 'On The Nail' Sun 6th Sept 2009


As part of 'On The Nail' reading series brought to you by the
Limerick Writers' Centre,
the White House Poets will read Sunday 6th September at the SpiritStore Art Cafe, corner of Rutland street and Bank Place, Limerick. 4.00 to 6.00pm. There is no entrance fee. All Welcome.

About the White House Poets
The White House Poets meets every Wednesday at the White House Bar, O Connell Street, Limerick. The reading has provided an open, supportive venue for countless poets to perform their work, and has fostered a community of poetry over the last six years . The open-mic regularly attracts upwards of twenty poets each week and guest poets from all over the world have taken part
About The SpiritStore Art Cafe
The SpiritStore Art Cafe presents a collection of diverse cultural activities over the months of August and September to be hosted in the unique environment of a Limerick landmark,The Sarsfield Bar. In the coming weeks The Spirit Store project seeks to infuse this reclaimed space with an busy collection of talks, performances, debates / discussions, screenings, readings, meetings and chance encounters with musicians, writers, visual artists, film makers, collectives, as well as varied clubs and societies.This inclusive experiment is an open invitation for all of Limerick to experience, absorb and creatively contribute to an exciting project. The Sarsfield Bar is located on the corner of Rutland St and Bank Place directly across from the Hunt Museum. Opening times are 12.00 til sunset Tuesday to Sunday inclusive.(Coffee will be served free or with a donation but no food will be prepared or served in the space.)
Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com