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Feb 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The Feb  'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 in The Loft Venue
@ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month’s guests are Hugh McFadden (In association with Poetry Ireland) & Karen O'Connor
Hugh McFadden : Born in Derry, he has lived in Dublin since early childhood. His poems have been widely published in literary magazines, including Aquarius (London), Arabesque (Algeria), Belfast Review, Broadsheet (ed. Hayden Murphy), The Cork Review, Cyphers, Great Book of Ireland, Irish University Review, Nthposition, Oak, Poetry Ireland News, Poetry Ireland Review, Poets Against the War, The Red Wheelbarrow, Revival (Limerick), and The Stony Thursday Book. His latest collection, Empire of Shadows, was published in September (2012) by Salmon Poetry. His first collection, Cities of Mirrors, was published by Beaver Row Press (Dublin). A second collection, Pieces of Time, was published in 2004 by Lapwing Press (Belfast). His Selected Poems,  Elegies & Epiphanies, was published in 2005 by Lagan Press, Belfast. He is the executor of the literary estate of the late Irish writer, John Jordan, the founding editor of Poetry Ireland/Poetry Ireland Review. He has edited Jordan’s collected and selected poems and short stories, as well as his selected non-fiction prose. He works as a freelance writer and journalist in Dublin.              

Karen O'Connor was  born in Millstreet, Co. Cork and is a poet and short-story writer, her work has appeared in many magazines including; Village, Agenda, The Shop, Southword, Podium and many anthologies including; The Doghouse Book of Ballad Poems, The Mermaids Purse, The Heart of Kerry, Jumping The Bus Queue, Le Cercle De La Rotonde, l’Estracelle and Cúm. Her poetry has been translated into French, Dutch and Irish.  Her short story Dominion was a winner of The Nora Fahy Literary Award and her poem Exhibition was winner of the Camp Poetry Competition.  Karen was short listed for the Fish International Poetry Prize and the Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition in 2006.  She is a founder member of “Scribblers”, a Tralee Writers' Group, and has performed her work in England, France and Belgium as well as Ireland.  Karen's first collection, Fingerprints (On Canvas), was published by Doghouse in April 2005 and wasdescribed by Dr. Brendan Kennelly as "a brilliant, humane, memorable book". 

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.
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