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January 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents


The Jan 2013 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

Tuesday 8th Jan 2013 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This month’s guests are Joe Horgan and Teri Murray

Joseph Horgan was born in Birmingham, England, of Irish parents. He is a poet, author, journalist, and reviewer. His writings and poems have appeared in numerous literary journals in Ireland, the UK, Europe and America and have been broadcast on television and radio. He is a past winner of The Patrick Kavanagh Award. He has been short-listed for a Hennessy Award. He has been a recipient of an Arts Council bursary and a Cork County Council Arts bursary. His first collection of poetry, Slipping Letters Beneath the Sea, was published by Doghouse in 2008. His second book, The Song at Your Backdoor, a meditation on identity and place, was published by Collins Press in 2010.

It was selected as an RTE Book on One. His third book, An Unscheduled Life, …

Dec 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The December 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 4th Dec 2012 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month guest readers Catherine Phil McCarthy and Micheal O hAodha In association with Poetry Ireland and Foras na Gaeilge PLUS launch of Revival Literary Journal No.24
Catherine Phil MacCarthy’s fourth collection of poems, The Invisible Threshold is published by Dedalus Press, Dublin, in September 2012.
Earlier collections include This Hour of the Tide, Salmon 1994, the blue globe, (1998) and Suntrap (2007), both from Blackstaff Press, as well as her novel, One Room an Everywhere (2003). Recent anthology and journal publication includes Opening Eyes, Cambridge University Press, 2009 and Shine On, Dedalus Press, 2011. She won The Fish International Poetry Prize in 2010 and is a former editor of Poetry Ireland Review.
Website: www.catherinephilmaccarthy.com
Mícheál Ó hAodha currently works at …

Sept. 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents


September 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

Tuesday 4th September 2012
The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 9.00pm sharp!

This month our guest readers are John Liddy, Celest Auge and in association with Foras na Gaeilge Padraig MacFhearghusa.

John Liddy is from Limerick but lives in Madrid. His poetry collections include Boundaries (1974); The Angling Cot (1991); Song of the Empty Cage (1997); Wine and Hope (1999); Cast-A-Net (2003); The Well: New and Selected Poems (2007); Gleanings from the Margins (2010). He is the founding editor along with Jim Burke of The Stony Thursday Book, one of Ireland’s longest running literary reviews (1975- ) along with Cyphers and organizes The Well/El Manantial, a weekend festival of poetry in Madrid with Matthew Loughney of The James Joyce Pub and The Embassy of Ireland.

Celeste Augé is an Irish-Canadian writer who has lived in Ireland since she was twelve years old. Her fiction …

Aug 2012 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents

The Aug 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 7th August 2012 The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month launch of Revival Literary Journal No 23 PLUS guest readers Kevin Higgins, Donal O’Flynn and Bríd Ní Mhóráin and Gabhar Theatre Co with another 10 minute play.

Kevin Higgins is best known for his dark, satirical poems. He published his first book review in The Galway Advertiser in June 1999. Reading Mentioning the War, it becomes obvious that Higgins is not like other critics. An enthusiastic advocate for the work of the new generation of poets who have emerged from Ireland’s thriving live poetry scene; he is also a merciless opponent of hypocrisy and pretentiousness wherever he finds it. His writing is overtly political in a way that draws comparison with George Orwell – the subject of two extended essays here. It would be impossible to agree with everything in this book; it is a book whi…

July 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers’ Centre presents

July 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Upstairs@Riddler’s Bar, Sarsfield St, Limerick

Tues. 3rd July 2012 8.00pm

This month our guest readers are:

Patricia Byrne, Terry McDonagh and in association with Foras na Gaeilge Shaun Leonard

Plus Gabhar Theatre Co return with another 10 Minute Play followed by an Open-Mic.

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.

Patricia Byrne was born in County Mayo, Ireland, and currently lives in Limerick. She writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction and holds an MA in Writing from NUI Galway. Her interest in the nineteenth-century atrocity, which is the subject of her book The Veiled Woman of Achill, arose out of family history: her great granduncle served as a friar in Achill Island at the time and wrote a contemporary narrative of the dramatic events.

Terry McDonagh from Mayo is a poet and dramatist …

Limerick Writers' Centre Slideshow

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
Tuesday 5th June 2012 @ 8.00pm
June 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
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 (June) our guests are Afric McGlinchey, Paul Casey and Eleanor Hooker Plus Gabhar Theatre return with another 10 Minute Play ‘Cetaciaphobia’ by Shane Vaughan.

Afric McGlinchey grew up in various countries in Africa, returning to Ireland in 1999. A Hennessy Award winner, her poems have been published in a number of literary journals, including the SHOp, Acumen, Magma, Moth, Poetry Ireland Review, Southword, the Independent and the Sunday Tribune. She was also awarded a Faber Academy Fellowship and has had poems shortlisted in several competitions. A poem was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize. A poetr…

'On The Nail' April Literary Event

The Limerick Writers' Centre
Presents
The April 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 3rd April 2012 @ 8.00pm
Upstairs@Riddler’s Bar (formally Foley's), Sarsfield St, Limerick


(Limericks Newest Live Venue for Music and the Arts)

This month launch of Revival Literary Journal No.22 PLUS in association with Foras na Gaeilge Sean O’Coistealbha.

Seán Ó Coistealbha is a Conamara based poet who writes in both Irish language and English medium. Stadhan is Seán's second publication. His poetry is inspired by rural and cultural themes and sometimes reflect on a past life and times. Seán lives in An Spidéal with his Limerick City born wife and their five children.

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Gabhar Theatre Company in association with the UL Drama Society bring us the second of our Radio Noir series of 10 minute plays, tonight Bloody Mary by Mike Reidy. Cast: Grace Cronin, Shane Vaughan, Paul Them and Hugh O'Brien.

Everyone is invited to take part …

March 'On The Nail' Literary Evening

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
March 'On The Nail' Reading
Tuesday 6th March 2012 @ 8.00pm
Upstairs@Foley's, Sarsfield St, Limerick Bar
(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 David Toms and James Cummins.

David Toms
, is a 23 year old student in UCC. and has been
writing poetry for about five years. His first full collection called "SomaSema" is
being published by Knives, Forks and Spoons Press (shortlisted for the
British Library's Michael Marks' Publishers Award 2011) later this year.
His work has appeared in a wide variety of magazines and journals in print and
online, and this collection follows the publication of two chapbooks:
For the Misanthropic Muse (Default, 2009) and Tom O'Bedlam Sings His
Song (Knives, Forks and Spoons 2010). he has read his work at…

FEB 2012 'ON THE NAIL' LITERARY EVENING

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
Tuesday 7th Feb 2012 @ 8.00pm

February '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 (Feb) our guests are from Newcastle (UK)
Dr. Keith Armstrong and Robert Lonsdale.

Keith Armstrong was born in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he has worked as a community development worker, poet, librarian and publisher he is coordinator of the Northern Voices creative writing and community publishing project which specialises in recording the experiences of people in the North East of England. He was awarded a doctorate in 2007 for his work on Newcastle writer Jack Common at the University of Durham where he received a BA Honours Degree in Sociology in 1995 and Masters Degree in 1998 for his studies on regional …