Monday, March 18, 2013

April 2013 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents

The April 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

Tuesday 2nd April 2013 in The Loft Venue

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

This months guest are Barbara Smith and Monica Corish.

Barbara Smith is a creative writing tutor living in Dundalk with her large family and equally large food bill. She writes in a tiny garret. Her poetry has won prizes and bursaries, including Scotland’s Wigtown Poetry Competition, Feile Filiochta and the Annie Deeney bursary at TGC, Ireland. Her reviews may be found in print and online. Barbara’s publications include Kairos, 2007 and The Angel’s Share, 2012, both with Doghouse Books.

Monica Corish's first collection of poetry, 'Slow Mysteries', was published by Doghouse Books in June 2012. Her poetry, short stories and creative non-fiction have been published widely, including as the featured poet in The Stinging Fly. She was shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Emerging Poetry Award in 2012, and is also shortlisted for the 2013 Emerging Fiction Award. She has received writing bursaries from The Arts Council, Leitrim Arts Office, and the Arts and Disability Forum, and is currently working toward a second collection.

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: