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 web To view videos of the May reading go to:

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

1 comment:

  1. It would be lovely if you would post examples of the work for those of us who are state-side.