Sunday, September 12, 2010

'On The Nail' Reading Thurs.7th Oct 2010

'On The Nail' Reading @ The Locke Bar, Limerick
Thurs. 7th Oct 2010 8.00pm

The next monthly 'On The Nail' literary reading takes place Thursday 7th Oct 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 Month (October) we Launch Revival Poetry Journal No 17 plus Guest Readers Matthew Sweeney and Roisin Meaney ( new novel Love In The Making will be launched by Mags Haugh of Spotlight Stage School on the night).

Matthew Sweeney was born Co Donegal, Ireland, 1952. Lived for many years in London, and more recently in Romania and Germany but returned to UK and Ireland frequently for work and earnings purposes. Since late 2007 he has been based in Cork. As well as publications mentioned elsewhere, work is increasingly appearing in translation. Has lived as a freelance writer since the mid 1980s.

Roisin Meaney was born in Listowel, Co Kerry. She started her working life as an elementary school teacher in 1980. Her first novel, The Daisy Picker, which won the ‘Write a Bestseller’ competition that Tivoli publishers were running to launch themselves. Seven years and five novels later, she gave up teaching to concentrate on fulltime writing.

To date she’s written six adult novels and two children’s books. Three of her novels have made the top five in the Irish bestseller list, one going all the way to the top, and her writing has been translated into German, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. Her latest adult novel, Love in the Making, will be published in the US in early 2011 under the title Semi-Sweet. Her seventh novel, The Things We Do for Love, will hit Irish bookshelves next February, published by Hachette Books Ireland.

She currently lives in Limerick with two badly behaved cats, and she reads stories to small children every Saturday morning in Limerick City library at The Granary.

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 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 web
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