Thursday, November 25, 2010

LWC Christmas Literary Bash Thurs 2nd Dec 8.00pm & The Locke Bar.

Limerick Writers’ Centre Christmas Literary Bash
(incorporating the 2010 LWC Flash Fiction Slam Final)
Thurs. 2nd Dec 8.00pm @ The Locke Bar, Limerick

Come along to the Loft @ the Locke bar, George’s quay on Thursday, December 2nd at 8pm for a festive feast of fiction, poetry and a merry miscellany of all sorts of literary guff.

On the night we will be hosting the awards for the 2010 LWC Flash Fiction Slam, with the field narrowed down to just 10 stories. Audience members will get the opportunity to vote for their favourite. The theme was Christmas and the shortlist ranges from the saccharine to the bizarre. The ten short-listed writers will read their pieces, short and attention-grabbing at just 300 words.

A crack team of craic judges has been assembled, including Bob Burke (Bisto award winner – The Third Pig Detective Agency), Roisin Meaney (Love in the Making), Susanne O’Leary(Swedish for Beginners) and Helena Close(The Clever One)

This is the first year that the competition has been run and the organisers report that the standard of entries was very, very high.

Following the award of the Judges prize (sponsored by O’Mahoney’s Booksellers) there will be an open mic where anyone and everyone can bring poetry and prose to the party. Bring along something you’ve written or a piece that moves you and share it with us.

Happy Christmas from the Limerick Writers’ Centre

Further details: Tel 087 2996409 or email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

All Ireland 'limericks' Championship @ the Locke Bar Tues. 9th Nov 2010

Limerick Writers’ Centre
Presents


An ‘On the Nail’ Special

Tues. 9th Nov 2010 8.00pm
@The Locke Bar, Limerick.

All Ireland ‘limericks’ Slam Championship

Calling all poets and writers! The All Ireland ‘limericks’ Championship takes place Tues 9th Nov in The Loft Venue at The Locke Bar, George’s Quay Limerick…start time 8.00pm!

The slam will take the form of a two round contest (so bring at least two ‘limericks’) and the verse must strictly follow the ‘limerick’ formula, it must also be of the performers own construction.
The winners will be chosen by an appointed three person panel. The prize on offer is a trophy for the winner and two runner up prizes.

If you want to participate, all you have to do is arrive on the night to the Locke Bar and give your name to the M.C. Alternatively you can send on your name to the
limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com requesting inclusion.

We will be delighted to hear from you and your letter will be acknowledged. Once your name is on the list you will be called on the night with everybody else to make your contribution.

Admission is free.

What is a Limerick?
To be a Limerick, a verse MUST have: Five lines. Lines one, two, and five MUST rhyme.
Lines three and four MUST rhyme. A good Limerick will have a clever, unanticipated punch line as line five. A good Limerick will not be insipid or pointless. A good Limerick often has puns, word play, eccentric spelling, or some other witty feature.