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The December 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents The December 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering Tuesday 1st Dec 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This months guest readers are Marian O'Rourke and Michael Durack.
Marian O'Rourke was born in Limerick and spent most of her life in North America. Her poems have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies in Ireland, England and Canada. She has read her work on WBAI (New York C...ity)and Lyric FM and has performed at poetry events in Ireland, England and The United States.
Uprooted, her first poetry book, was published by Horn Press in 2008 and Inhaling the Light by Lapwing Press in 2009. Her short stories have been accepted by Sunday Miscellany. Marian holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from The Waterford Institute of Technology. She is currently working on her third poetry collection.

Mike Durack was a founder member of’ Killaloe Writers Group. His poems have appeared in…

July 2015 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The July 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 7th July 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp! This months guests are former Limerick City writer in residence John Liddy and brothers Austin and Mike Durack. John Liddy was born Youghal, Co Cork, Ireland (1954), grew up in Limerick, took a degree in the University of Wales, works as a teacher in Madrid. He is the founding editor along with Jim Burke of The Stony Thursday Book, one of Ireland’s longest running literary reviews, along with Cyphers. During Limerick City of Culture 2014 he was one of our writers in residence. Austin and Mike Durack, will present pieces from their recently released album "Going Gone" that includes poems by Mike and instrumental originals by Austin. Mike Durack was a founder member of' Killaloe Writers Group. Austin's career as singer, guitarist and composer has yielded nine albums and frequen…

Introductory Course in Fiction Writing

Introductory Course in Fiction Writing
with Tara White
in association with Limerick Writers' Centre

Six weekly seminars covering all aspects of fiction writing, including:
• Memory & Imagination
• Characterisation
• Narrative Voice & Point of View
• Naming & Names
• Opening Lines
• Place
• Plot & Story ...
• Dialogue
• Editing & Publication

Time: 7 – 8.30pm, Wednesdays
Duration: July 1st – August 5th inclusive
Location: LWC, 12 Barrington St., Limerick
Cost: €90
Contact: 087 9623604 | tarawhite.freelance@gmail.com

** Enrolling now until Friday June 26th **
No experience necessary

Facilitator:Tara White's work has been featured in Irish and US literary journals since 2012. She received an MA and MFA in Creative Writing from UCD and went on to teach Creative Writing there in 2014.

http://www.pendulinepress.com/contributors/tara-white/

June 2015 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The June 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This months guests are writers Mike Gallagher and John McGrath.

Mike Gallagher, writer, poet and editor, was born on Achill Island and worked in London for forty years before retiring to Kerry. His prose, poetry, haiku and songs have been published in Ireland and throughout Europe, America, Australia, Nepal, India, Thailand, Japan and Canada. His writing has been translated into Croatian, Japanese, Dutch, German and Chinese.
He won the 2009 Samhlaiocht Slam, the 2010 Michael Hartnett Viva Voce competition, he was shortlisted for the Hennessy Award in 2011 and won the Desmond O'Grady International Poetry Contest in 2012.
His poetry collection Stick on Stone was published by Revival Press in 2013.

John McGrath is a poet, writer and retired teacher who lives in Lisselton, North Kerry with his…

The May 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The May 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering Tuesday 5th May. 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp! This months guests are poets Ann Marie Kennedy and Evan Cosigan and special guest from the USA Robert Fanning.

Anne Marie Kennedy, has an MA in Writing from NUI Galway and is the winner of the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2014. She is an award winning performance poet. Her prose and poetry has been published in ROPES, Blackheart Magazine, the Colony, theGalway Review, Irish Central, the SHOp,and Boyne Berries among others. A regular contributor and twice winner of the People’s Choice Award at Baffle Poetry Festival, Loughrea, she qualified at the Cúirt Poetry Grand Slam, to perform at Electric Picnic. She has had work broadcast on Sunday Miscellany,freelances for Irish Music Magazineand is a regular contributor at the Moth and Butterfly storyteller’s nights in Galway city. ‘Is that a Galw…

April 2015 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents The April 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

Tuesday 7th April. 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp! This months guests are Cork poet Patricia Walsh and poet Mícheál O’Siochrú.

Mícheál O’Siochrú is a native of Baile an Sceilg Gaeltacht, South Kerry. He has written extensively in the Irish language and has had two collections of poetry and a novel published by Coiscéim. His poetry has won various Oireachtas prizes as well as first prize at Listowel Writers’ Week. A renowned Irish teacher, he has taught in Rosary Hill and Vocational School, Castleconnell, Co Limerick, in Villiers, St. Clement’s and Limerick Tutorial Colleges as well as in Mary Immaculate College.
His third poetry collection in English is an intriguing journey from the pandemonium of the opening poem “The Attic” to the silence of “Healing Room” and was published last month

Patricia Walsh was born and raised in the parish of Mourn…

The March 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The March 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 3rd Mar. 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This month guest readers are Keith Armstrong and Robert Lonsdale from Newcastle (UK) and the Nenagh Writers Group featuring (Mike Roycroft, Henry Bevans, Betty Gleeson, Maeve Keenan, Austin Kenny, Terry Lynch, Ena Manning, Sarah O’Brien). 
Keith Armstrong was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he has worked as a community development worker, poet, librarian and publisher, Doctor Keith Armstrong now resides in the seaside town of Whitley Bay. He has organised several community arts festivals in the region and many literary events. He is coordinator of the Northern Voices Community Projects creative writing and community publishing enterprise and was founder of Ostrich poetry magazine, Poetry North East, Tyneside Poets and the Strong Words and Durham Voices community publishing series. He has…

Feb. 2015 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The February 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 3rd Feb. 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month guest readers Cork poet Colm Scully and writer Kathleen Thorne.
Colm Scully is from Cork where he lives with his wife and three children. His twenty years working in industry as a chemical engineer combine with his interest in history, philosophy and science to provide the back drop to many of his poems. In 2014, Colm received the Cúirt New Writing Poetry Prize, and was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductory Series, while he was also commended in the Gregory O’Donoghue Prize.
CATHERINE THORNE is a native of Ballina, in the County of Tipperary, across the Shannon from Killaloe. In another life she taught English, French and Geography. Her passions are gardening, reading, writing and her doggie. She is a director of the Killaloe Hedge-School of Writing, and has lately publishe…

Getting Published - Intensive one-day course

Getting Published - Intensive one-day course facilitated by Sunday Times Bestselling author John Stack: A practical guide on taking the first steps towards getting published
Date: Sat 7th March at The Limerick Writers' Centre, 12 Barrington St., LimerickCourse Times: 10.00-17:00 (break for lunch 13.00 to 14.00)
Fee: €60 (concession €55.00)
Ever dreamed of being a published writer? Ever wished of seeing your book on the shelves? Well, now is the time to act. In his course, Getting Published, John will provide participants with a practical guide on taking those all important first steps. From tips on writing and editing to preparing your work for professional appraisal, this stimulating and engaging course will offer participants the opportunity to follow the path of a Sunday Times Bestselling author.
Suitable for those who have an idea for a novel, or for writers who have already written part or all of their manuscript, the course programme will include the following;
·Getting down t…