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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 poetry reviewer for Southword and for Sabotage, Afric also reviews books for the Irish Examiner. She is an editor and online poetry tutor at www.creativewritingink.ie Her début collection, The Lucky Star of Hidden Things, will be published by Salmon in May.

Cork poet Paul Casey has lived over thirty years abroad, working in multimedia, teaching and film. He taught screenwriting at the Nelson Mandela University, and convened the greater Port Elizabeth Poetry Competition in three languages. His poems are published in journals and anthologies including A Miscellany of Contemporary Irish Poetry, Revival, THE SHOp, Cork Literary Review, Census, Southword, Stony Thursday, New Contrast and Real Beginnings. His chapbook It’s Not all Bad (Heaventree) was published in 2009. In October 2010 his poetry-film The Lammas Hireling, after the poem by Ian Duhig, premiered in Berlin. His debut collection home more or less is due from Salmon Poetry in May 2012. He is the founder and organiser of the Ó Bhéal reading series.

Eleanor Hooker lives in North Tipperary. She has a BA (Hons. 1st) from the Open University, an MA (Hons.) in Cultural History from the University of Northumbria, and an MPhil in Creative Writing (Distinction) from Trinity College, Dublin. She was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series in 2011. Her poetry has been published in journals in Ireland and the UK. She is a founding member, Vice-Chairperson and PRO for the Dromineer Literary Festival. She is a helm and Press Officer for the Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat. She began her career as a nurse and midwife.
Her debut collection of poems is a rich and sometimes unsettling book, full of warm presences, but also open to an otherness, at best glimpsed or half-heard but nonetheless real. If childhood might be called a persistent whispering on the other side of the door, the poems in this collection attempt to hear that voice, mapping out the landscape between the interior childhood world of terror and wonder and the exterior adult world of surreal reflections.


PLUS
Gabhar Theatre Company in association with the UL Drama Society bring us another 10 minute play ‘Cetaciaphobia’ by Shane Vaughan. Cast: Grace Cronin, Shane Vaughan and Hugh O'Brien.

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 Foras na Gaeilge.

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



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