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On The Nail Thurs. 5th Nov 2009

The Limerick Writers’ Centre presents
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 &


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