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Jan 2012 'On The Nail' Reading

The Limerick Writers' Centre Present
Tuesday 10th Jan 2012 @ 8.00pm

Jan 'On The Nail' Reading
Upstairs@Foley's Bar, Sarsfield St, Limerick
(Limericks Newest Live Venue for Music and the Arts)

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 our guests are The Clare Three Legged Stool Poets featuring Arthur Watson, Peter Kay, Patrick Stack, and Brian Mooney.

Clare Three-Legged Stool Poets
was founded in 2003 to celebrate the poetic work of men and women from North, South, and East - the three "halves" of Clare. There are at present some 16 members in the group which, to date, has produced two anthologies, a broadsheet, and Hidden Burren, a photographic essay on North Clare by Ilsa Thielen accompanied by verse.

Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers . Even if you don't writ…

'On The Nail' Reading Tues 4th Oct 2011

Limerick Writers' Centre Present
Tuesday 4th Oct 2011 @ 8.00pm

Oct 'On The Nail' Reading
Upstairs@Foley's Bar, Sarsfield St, Limerick
(Limericks Newest Live Venue for Music and the Arts)

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 our guests are Stephen James Smith and Enda Reilly PLUS continuing on our '10 Minute Play' series. and open-mic.

Stephen James Smith
is a remarkable performance poet and a bit of a legend in Dublin. Not only is he a former Cúirt International Literary Festival Grand Slam Poetry Champion, he is also the MC and organiser of the excellent weekly Glór Sessions in The International Bar. In 2009 he proudly represented Ireland at the Vilenica Literary Festival Slovenia and in 2010 at Wiersze w Metrze Poland. He is currently recording an EP of old Irish poems with musician Enda Reilly. Stephen is a truly hypnotic presence onst…

'On The Nail' Reading Tues 6th Sept 2011

The Limerick Writers' Centre Present
Tuesday 6th Sept 2011 @ 8.00pm

Sept 'On The Nail' Reading
Upstairs@Foley's Bar, Sarsfield St, Limerick
(Limericks Newest Live Venue for Music and the Arts)

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
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This month our guests are Fred Johnston and Yorkshire poet CP Stewart PLUS Gabhar Theatre Company continue our '10 Minute Play' series with 'Less Than Fresh' by Limerick playwright Derry McGrath and directed by Dermott Petty
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C.P. Stewart lives with his family in North Yorkshire. Formerly singer/songwriter with the cult band Laughing Gravy , his poetry has been widely published in Canada, Australia, Ireland, England and the United States. For two years he was the Poetry Editor of Sotto Voce Arts and Literary magazine (U.S.). A chapbook of his poetry, Taking it In was published by Koo Poetry Press in 2009.

Fred Jo…

Aug 'On The Nail' Reading: Upstairs@Foleys, Tues 5th Aug 2011

Limerick Writers' Centre Present
Tuesday 9th Aug 2011 8.00pm

Aug 'On The Nail' Reading
Upstairs@Foley's Bar, Sarsfield St, Limerick
(Limericks Newest Live Venue for Music and the Arts)

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 we launch issue 20 of Revival Literary Journal plus our guests are George Harding, Adam Wyeth and Gary King.

Gary King
was born in Galway in 1963, where he still lives. His poems have appeared in magazines such as Poetry Nottingham, The Burning Bush, Poetry Monthly, Revival, Crannóg, West 47 and The Journal. A chapbook of his poems, Ambiguous Lights, was published by Over The Edge in 2004. He has been a featured reader at the O'Bhéal, White House and Over The Edge: Open Reading series. He was runner up in the 2007 Poetry Grand Slam at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. In December he won the 2008 North Be…

'On The Nail' Reading@The Loft Venue Tues 5th July 2011

'On The Nail' Reading @ The Locke Bar, Limerick
Tuesday 5th July 2011 8.00pm

(please note our new day, Tuesday, for the Summer months)

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 our guests are Tim Cunningham and Richard Halperin.

Tim Cunningham
was born in Limerick in 1942 and educated at Limerick C.B.S. and Birkbeck College, London. He has lived in Limerick, Tipperary, Dublin, Trowbridge, London, Newark (Delaware) and, presently, Billericay. He has published and read widely. His first collection, 'Don Marcelino's Daughter' was published by Peterloo Poets in 2001 and reprinted in 2002 and 2004. His second collection 'Unequal Thirds' was published in 2006, again by Peterloo. His third collection, Kyrie, was published by Revival Press in 2008.

Richard W. Halperin’s first poetry collection Anniversary was published in 2010 and his secon…

'On The Nail' Reading Tues. 7th June 2011 9.00pm

'On The Nail' Reading @ The Locke Bar, Limerick
Tuesday 7th June 2011 8.00pm






(please note our new day, Tuesday, for the Summer months)

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 our guests are Gabriel FitzMaurice and Dave Rock.

Gabriel Fitzmaurice,
whose roots lie deep in the strong literary tradition of North Kerry is poet, teacher, broadcaster, writer, translator, singer and raconteur. He was born in 1952, in the village of Moyvane, Co Kerry where he still lives. For more than three decades he taught and later served as principal at his local national school but is now happily retired. He is the author of more than forty books, including collections of poetry in English and Irish as well as several collections of verse for children. He has translated extensively from Irish and had also edited a number of anthologies of poetry in both English and Irish.…

'On the Nail' Reading Thurs May 5th 2011 8.00pm

'On The Nail' Reading @ The Locke Bar, Limerick





Thurs. 5th may 2011 8.00pm





This Month (May) Launch of Revival Literary Journal No 19 PLUS Guest readers Patrica Byrne and Mae Leonard.





Patricia Byrne lives in Limerick and writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Her poetry collection Unstable Time was published in 2009. Her nonfiction book The Friar & the Felon will be published by Collins Press in spring 2012. The book tells the story of the Achill Island atrocity of 1894 involving the infamous James Lynchehaun, who was one of the influences on John Millington Synge in writing The Playboy of the Western World. Patricia writes a blog at http://www.patriciabyrnewrites.com/.


Mae Leonard is originally from Limerick now living in Co. Kildare: Writer, Writer in Schools/Libraries, Poet and Broadcaster. Winner of several short story and poetry literary awards including Scottish International, Francis MacManus, Belmont Prize etc. Publication: My Home is There, Tarzan Clancy, Six for Go…

'On the Nail' Reading Thurs 7th April 2011

'On The Nail' Reading @ The Locke Bar, Limerick
Thurs. 7th April 2011 8.00pm

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 (April) our Guest Readers are Susan Miller DuMars and Michael Farry.

Susan Miller Dumars
teaches creative writing at various Galway venues. She also organises literary events, including the Over the Edge open readings, begun in 2003. She also teaches special needs groups as well as the general public. She published her first full book of short stories in December of last year. The book Lights In The Distance from Doire Press has thirteen stories, most of which have been published individually.

Michael Farry was born in Coolaney, Co. Sligo in 1947. He attended Rockfield National School and St Nathy's College, Ballaghaderreen. He trained as a primary teacher in St Patrick's Training College, Drumcondra, Dublin 1966-68. He has bee…

'On The Nail' Thurs 3rd March 2011 @ The Locke Bar

'On The Nail' Reading @ The Locke Bar, Limerick
Thurs. 3rd March 2011 8.00pm

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 (March) our Guest Readers are Keith Armstrong(UK), Gary Miller (UK) and Simone Mansell Broom (Wales).

KEITH ARMSTRONG was born in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he hasworked as a community development worker, poet,librarian and publisher.
GARY MILLER, internationally acclaimed songwriter, performer and recording artist, first rose to international prominence during the mid eighties and throughout the nineties as principal songwriter, lead singer, guitarist & mandolin player with The Whisky Priests, the internationally renowned folk-rock band with a worldwide cult following that he founded in 1985 and fronted with his twin brother Glenn (“the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion”) – “the Joe Strummer and Mick Jones of the Folk World”.
SIMON…

'On The Nail' Reading Thurs Feb 3rd 2011

'On The Nail' Reading @ The Locke Bar, Limerick
Thurs. 3rd Feb 2011 8.00pm




The next monthly 'On The Nail' literary reading takes place Thursday 3rd Feb 2011 at 8.00pm in The Locke Bar, George's Quay, Limerick
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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 (February) our Guest Readers are author PJ Taylor and poet Ciaran O’Driscoll. PLUS Launch of Revival Literary Journal 18.

PJ Taylor, a self employed carpenter in Limerick City, has told stories to his children, friends and customers of his childhood growing up in Limerick for over three decades. After years of burning the midnight oil PJ finally completed ‘Between The Three Bridges’. After this initial success, P. J. now takes you through the next seven years. The result ‘Who’s Sorry Now?’ PJ will reads from his new memoir, so be prepared to shed a tear or two and have another good laugh

Ciaran O’D…