Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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 write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. 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.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

'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 onstage. www.StephenJamesSmtih.com

Dublin singer-songwriter Enda Reilly writes in both English and Irish, and his Irish songs can be heard regularly on RTÉ Radio na Gaeltachta. 2010 saw Enda facilitating workshops with The Monaghan Song and Poetry Writers Group, culminating in production of their album “Hands Together”.
Enda also reaches out to younger generations through his Climate Change Songs Workshops initiative, introducing the art of song writing and environmental issues into schools and other groups. Enda performs “Spoken Word Sung Verse” with hard-working Glór poet Stephen James Smith, which is a unique mix of song and poetry performance featuring the poetry of the likes of Yeats and Kavanagh, as well as original works. He also plays regularly with the fun-loving collective known as The Lazy Band. His debut album “Oxygen 21″ is available on iTunes and can be heard and live tracks downloaded for free from http://www.endareilly.com/.




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 admission is free. 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.
The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.
Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com To view videos of the Sept reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

'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 Johnston was born in 1951 and has lived in Spain, Africa and Canada. He has published poetry, criticism, novels and short fiction, and has been involved in organising various literary events for many years. A new collection of stories is due from Parthian (Wales) in Spring 2011; Orangeman, a collection of stories in French, appeared from Terre de Brume (France) in October 2010.

Gabhar Theatre Co present 'Less than Fresh' by Derry Mc Grath with Farncis Healy and Tom Muldowney
An unhappy customer Perry Hasset engages in verbal exchange with
Phresco Customer Service. headed by Veronica Moore
Francis Healy is an accomplished Actress, comedian, Radio and TV. Personality.Tom Muldowney is well know on the Limerick Circuit as the MC of the 'On the Nail' literary event, actor, raconteur and James Joyce aficionado.

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 admission is free. 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.
The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.

Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com To view videos of the Aug reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings

The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.






Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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 Beach Poetry Grand Slam and his first collection of poems Pluto's Noon Sky was published by Doire Press in 2009.

Adam Wyeth, born 1978, lives in West Cork. He was a recent prize-winner of the Fish International Poetry Competition, 2009 and a runner-up in the Arvon International Poetry Competition, 2006. His poems have been anthologized in The Fish Anthology, Something Beginning with P , the Arvon 25th Anniversary anthology and Landing Places. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Poetry London, Magma, The Stinging Fly and The Shop. He was a featured poet in Agenda and selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series, 2007. He teaches Creative Writing and is on the Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools scheme. Wyeth also writes a regular column for the Southern Star. His first collection, Silent Music, was recently published from Salmon.

George Harding is a Corkonian who divides his time between Cork and Kinsale and was formerly in involved in the bicycle business in Dublin and Cork. His poems have been featured in various publications here, Britain and America. He is an environmentalist, bibliophile, and hurling fanatic. He is married to Nuala and has 3 children. His first collection 'My Stolen City' waspublished by Revival Press in May.




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 admission is free. 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.
The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.

Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com To view videos of the May reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings

The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.



Sunday, June 12, 2011

'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 second Shy White Tiger will appear in 2012 – both via Salmon Poetry Limited. In 2005 for UNESCO, he edited the free downloadable teacher education book Reading and Writing Poetry, in which fifty poets worldwide give their views on the subject.

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 admission is free. 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.
The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.

Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com To view videos of the May reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings
The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

'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. In addition, he has published volumes of essays and collections of songs and ballads. He is a familiar voice on Kerry Radio where he hosts his own show. Gabriel has also been frequently heard on national television and radio speaking on education and the arts. A cassette of his poems, The Space Between: New and Selected Poems 1984-1992 is available.
He is a former chair and literary advisor of Listowel Writers' Week and is currently a committee member of Eigse Michael Hartnett. He is an award winner of the Gerard Manley Hopkins Centenary Poetry Competition and has twice represented Ireland at the European Festival of Poetry in Louvain, Belgium.
He has been called "poetry's answer to John B Keane" (Books Ireland) and his poems have been described as "comparable to Burns for their insight and lyricism" (The Irish Times ).

Dave Rock has been a featured performer at practically every main venue for poetry in Ireland. He was placed third in the Cuirt Literature Festival Grand slam and fourth in the All Ireland. His performing style is highly physical and expressive, and often very joyous. He combines slam pieces with traditional poetry. He has also been a storyteller for a number of years, working with traditional and his own invented folktales. He is the co-creator of the InkStorm workshops in creative writing and performing, which have had a ream of very successful events across Ireland and England. He has taught and facilitated both writing, storytelling and performing with children, teens and adults. He's currently designing a new breed of workshops. He's been published in a number of journals, and will be published in the rest! His chapbook, A Single Unstruck Match, was published in 2008. He's also an art photographer, with a number of successful exhibitions.
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 admission is free. 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.
The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.

Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com To view videos of the May reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings

The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

'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 Gold. Her new Poetry collection "I Shouldn't be Telling you This" will be launched on the night by Frank Prendergast. A collection of her Sunday Miscellany contributions is due out from Revival Press later on in the year.



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 admission is free. 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. The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland. Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com To view videos of the April reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings

The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.



Monday, March 14, 2011

'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 been writing poetry since 2004 and has been published in a number of small magazines and has been commended and shortlisted in a number of poetry competitions. He is a founder member of Boyne Writers Group.
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 admission is free. 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.

The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.
Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email
limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com
To view videos of Feb reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings

Saturday, February 12, 2011

'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”.
SIMONE MANSELL BROOME spent her early childhood in Tenby. She returned to Wales at the end of 2006 and now lives on a Carmarthenshire farm, co-running a small centre for groups, workshops and courses - Ceridwen. Since 2006, Simone’s been successful in numerous poetry competitions, published in anthologies and magazines, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Radio Wales and elsewhere, performed all over Wales and beyond, won poetry slams and represented Wales in BBC Radio 4’s performance poetry competition.



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 admission is free. 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.

The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.




Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email
limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com
To view videos of Feb reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings

Monday, January 10, 2011

'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’Driscoll was born in Co. Kilkenny and lives in Limerick. He has published eight books of poetry including Moving On, Still There: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, 2001) and more recently Surreal Man, a chapbook of 21 poems (Pighog, 2006), and Vecchie Donne di Magione, a dual-language edition of poems in an Italian setting (Volumnia Editrice, 2006). In 2001, Liverpool University Press published his childhood memoir, A Runner Among Falling Leaves. He has won a number of awards for his work, among them the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry. In 2007, he was elected to Aosdána.


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 admission is free. 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.

The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of The Arts Council of Ireland.

Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email
limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com
To view videos of Jan reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings