Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Walk and Workshop June 5th 2010

Walk and Workshop Presents Poets:
Maighread Medbh, Mags Treanor, Susan Millar DuMars, Elaine Feeney and Mary Mullen.

June 5th, 1PM
in a field on a farm above a turlough in Co. Galway.

Event not weather permitting. Email for details and directions:
walkandworkshop@yahoo.ie

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Locke Bar: New Cultural Hub For Limerick!


Celebrating 21 years at the heart of Limerick city this year, The Locke Bar recently marked the occasion by announcing details of its new venue, The Loft, which will play host to theatre, music, literature, comedy, and be available for parties and corporate functions. The Limerick Writers' Centre are already in residence there since last year with their 'On The Nail' literary reading series and now Limerick’s Bottom Dog Theatre Company have taken up residency in the new venue, which is ‘themed’ with memorabilia from Limerick’s theatrical and musical past. Richard Costello proprietor of the Locke Bar has managed, even in these recessionary times, to create a new cultural hub for the city. Also in residency are Limerick Songwriters who have a weekly open-mic session for new and aspiring songwriters. The Locke Bar is now undoubtedly the new home of poetry, literature, theatre and creative and artistic endeavours in Limerick.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

'On the Nail' Reading Thursday 6th May 2010

'On The Nail' Reading @ The Locke Bar, Limerick
Thurs. 6th May 2010 8.00pm











The next monthly 'On The Nail' literary reading takes place Thursday 6th May 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 Guest Readers Kevin Higgins, Mary Madec and Susan Millar DuMars.

Kevin Higgins is co-organiser of Over The Edge literary events in Galway, Ireland. He has published three collections of poems The Boy With No Face (2005), Time Gentlemen, Please (2008) and Frightening New Furniture (2010) all published by Salmon Poetry. His work also features in Identity Parade – New British and Irish Poets (Ed Roddy Lumsden, Bloodaxe 2010).

Mary Madec was born in County Mayo. She started writing poetry about six years ago and since then has published in Crannóg, West 47, The Cúirt Annual, the SHOp, The Sunday Tribune, WOW and Iota among others. In Spring 2007 she was chosen for the Poetry Ireland Introductions; she was runner-up in the Raftery competition and published in the WINDOWS anthology. She also organises a community-writing project Away with Words for people with intellectual disabilities. Mary won the 2008 Hennessy Literary Award for Emerging Poetry. She is a participant in Kevin Higgins’s advanced poetry workshop at Galway Arts Centre and read at the 2008 Cúirt Festival Over The Edge Showcase reading. Mary’s first collection of poems, In Other Words, is just published by Salmon Poetry.

Susan Millar DuMars was born in Philadelphia in 1966 to a Belfast-born mother. She holds an MA in Writing from the University of San Francisco. Her poems and short stories have been published widely in the US, UK and Ireland. Susan's stories have been short-listed for many awards, and in 2005 she received an Irish Arts Council Bursary for her fiction. American Girls, a volume of her short stories, was published by Lapwing in 2007. Susan lives in Galway, Ireland. Since 2003, Susan and her husband Kevin Higgins have organised the successful Over the Edge reading series, showcasing new writers. Susan teaches creative writing at Galway Technical Institute, Galway Arts Centre, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and on the Brothers of Charity Away With Words programme. Big Pink Umbrella (Salmon Poetry, 2008) is the first full collection of her poetry. One of her poems has been chosen by editor, Mathew Sweeney, for inclusion in Best of Irish Poetry 2010 (Southword Editions). Several of her poems will feature in Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland, edited by Eva Bourke (Dedalus Press, March 2010). Her second collection of poems, Dreams for Breakfast, is just published by Salmon Poetry.

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