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March 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents


The March 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

Tuesday 5th March 2013 in The Loft Venue

@ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month launch of Revival Literary Journal No.25 plus guest readers Fred Johnston and Mark Roper and open-mic.

Fred Johnston was born in Belfast Northern Ireland,.educated there and Toronto, Canada, lived for a time in Spain and Africa and after that in Dublin. Currently he lives in Galway. He is author of a collection of stories from Parthian (Wales) 2011; and ‘Orangeman’, a collection of stories in French, from Terre de Brume (France) 2010. Johnston worked as a fulltime journalist, writer and sub-editor for some years for Irish Press. He teaches Creative Writing at NUIG (Adult Education). Fred Johnston is Founder of the Western Writers’ Centre – Ionad Scríbhneoiri Chaitlín Maude – based in Galway (www.twwc.ie).

Mark Roper has published 5 poetry collections, most recently Even So: New & Selected Poems, Dedalus Press, 2008. The River Book, a collaboration with photographer Paddy Dwan, was published in 2010. A new poetry collection, A Gather of Shadow, is due from Dedalus in 2012.

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

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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