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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, a collaboration with the artist Brian Whelan, was published by Agenda Editions in 2012. He has previously been chosen for the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series. He has been a visiting writer at the Irish Writers in London Summer School. He has been a writer in residence at the Heinrich Boll cottage on Achill Island. His work has been anthologised in Off the Wall (Marino ed Niall MacMonagle), Landing Places (Dedalus ed Eva Bourke and Borbala Farago), and in the 2008-2011 Sunday Miscellany anthology. His journalism has appeared in Ireland and the UK, in the Irish Left Review, the Press Gazette and the Irish Post. He has written a weekly column for the Irish Post since 1999.

Teri Murray has been living in Limerick for many years as a poet, editor, novelist and playwright. Her fourth poetry collection, Where the Daghda Dances: New and Selected Poems (Revival Press, 2010), preceded by Coddle and Tripe (Stonebridge, 1998), a joint book with her partner, the late Limerick poet Liam Mulligan, Poems from the Exclusion Zone (Stonebridge, 2001), and The Authority of Winter (Stonebridge, 2007). Other notable works include A Time Under Heaven, her play about the history of Limerick, staged at the Belltable in 1996, and a book for children, Eddy the Teddy and the Big Fat Nana, in 2003. Murray was editor for Scratches on the Wall, an anthology of Limerick writers from Tholsel Press, 1995, and also an editor of the Revival Literary Journal, Limerick’s quarterly for prose and poetry. She is currently working on her memoir.

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 & The Arts Council of Ireland.

Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email web To view videos of previous reading go to:


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