Skip to main content

'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.

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

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 Sept reading go to:


Popular posts from this blog

May 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering Tues 3rd May the Buttery, Bedford Row, Limerick

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The May 2016 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 @ The Buttery, 10 Bedford Row, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This months guests are poet Christine Breo and brothers Austin and Mike Durack.
... Christine Broe has been writing poetry since the 1990’s winning the inaugural Brendan Kennelly / Sunday Tribune Award in 2001 and gaining international recognition when awarded the Premio Cittá di Olbia prize in 2002. Swan Press published her debut collection Solas Sólás in 2003.
Her second collection, Lifting Light, illustrated by her own artwork, sculpture and paintings, was published in 2015.
She has worked as an Art Teacher, Arts Facilitator, and Art Therapist, has facilitated creative writing workshops, using art media as inspiration for generating work. She can be contacted at Website
Austin and Mike Durack, will present pieces from their recently released album "Goin…

April 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The April 2016 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 5th April 2016 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month guests are poet Daragh Bradish and poet and author Gerry Hanberry
Daragh Bradish was born and raised in Terenure, Dublin. He spent his formative years in Bray, County Wicklow.  Studied fine arts and history in TCD. In recent years he has spent a great deal of time in Liscannor, County Clare.  Coming late to seriously writing, his first published poem was in Revival #18. He has since been published in journals in Ireland, UK and in Europe. Easter in March is first collection and is published by Liberty Press. Daragh has coordinated the Soundings for Simon readings to raise funds for Dublin Simon each year since 2010. Gerry Hanberry has published four collections of poetry to date and also a biography of the Wilde family, More Lives Than One - The Remarkable Wilde Family Through the …
The Limerick Writers’ Centre
The Sept 2017 ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering
Tues 5th Sept at Chez le Fab, Arthur’s Quay park, Limerick. Start 8pm

This month our guests are writers Neil Donnelly and Linda Louise Galvin.

Neil Donnelly was born in Tullamore, Co Offaly. He is a playwright, poet, screenwriter and writer for radio. His screenplays include Upstarts, The Silver Dollar Boys, The Duty Master. He was a Harvey's Award winner in 1982, writer-in-residence for Mayo County Council in 1993, and writer-in-association at the Abbey Theatre in 1994. Tullamore Train his debut poetry collection was published in 2011. His documentary on the life of Aidan Higgins 'Where Would You Like the Bullet?' is in progress. He is a member of Aosdana.

Linda Louise Galvin is from Limerick. She began writing seven years ago by writing song lyrics,
eventually focusing mainly on poetry. Her work straddles a diverse range of taboo subjects and humour. She was one of the poets featured in the Sex…