Monday, April 13, 2015

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, the Galway 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 Magazine and is a regular contributor at the Moth and Butterfly storyteller’s nights in Galway city.
Is that a Galway accent?’ is the working title of her forthcoming short story collection.
Evan Costiganhas had poems published in New Irish Writing, Burning Bush 2, Cyphers, The Moth, Cúirt Annual, Census 3 Anthology and elsewhere. Shortlisted for this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards, he won the 2012 Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award and has been shortlisted in numerous competitions, including: the Listowel Writers’ Week Single Poem Competition,Bridport Prize, Over the Edge Competition and Red Line Poetry Competition. The recipient of a poetry bursary from Kildare County Council Arts Office, he has been a featured reader at poetry festivals and events in Japan, Canada and New Zealand.
His fiction has appeared in journals and magazines, broadcast on RTE’s Sunday Miscellanyprogramme and has been placed in national competitions. His travel articles have been published in The Irish Times, Sunday Business Post, Get Lost! and Outsider.
He has lived abroad for long periods – in South America, Australia, Japan and Canada – and just recently returned to Ireland. He resides in Dublin.


Robert Fanning is the author of two full-length poetry collections, American Prophet and The Seed Thieves and one chapbook entitled Old Bright Wheel. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Atlanta Review, Rattle, The Cortland Review and other journals. His work has been featured on the nationally-syndicated radio program The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor, and he was recently a featured poet interviewed at the Library of Congress for the national public radio program, The Poet and the Poem. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Central Michigan University and lives in Mt. Pleasant, MI. with his wife, sculptor Denise Whitebread Fanning, and their two children.

 
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 www.limerickwriterscentre.com
To view videos of previous reading go to:http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadings

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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 Mourne abbey, Co Cork. Her previous publications include a collection of poetry, called Continuity Errors, published by Lapwing publications in 2010, and a novel, The Quest for Lost Eire, published in 2014, in addition to being published in a range of journals. She is currently working on her second collection of poetry and a second novel.

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


 

 

Friday, February 27, 2015

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 read several times in Limerick and in Cork, Dublin, Kinvara, Fermoy and Galway. His irish adventures have inspired him to write a sequence of poems based on the places he has visited and the people he has met. With Dominic Taylor, he co-edited the anthology ‘Two Rivers Meet, poetry from the Shannon and the Tyne’ which was published by Revival Press as part of the exchange between Limerick and Keith’s home city.
 

Robert Lonsdale has been involved in poetry and writing for as long as he can remember. He has had much of his poetry published and also broadcast on local B.B.C.Radio where he was involved with one of their weekly evening programmes for many years, featuring local poets.
He set up and organised "The Write Room" on Teesside which provided an opportunity for poets/writers to read, share and perform their work to an audience.
This will be a return visit to "On the Nail" for Robert and a poem of his is featured in the recent River Shannon anthology the launch of which he attended in Limerick with Keith Armstrong.

Nenagh Writers’ Group is one of the oldest established writing groups in Tipperary (if not the oldest). Formed in Nenagh in 1989, it has been meeting regularly on a fortnightly basis ever since. Over the years membership has naturally waxed and waned, but at present there are approximately 10 regular attenders, writing in both prose and poetry. The group has published two collections of work, while individual members have had plays performed on RTE and won prizes in both poetry and short story competitions.

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


 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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 published LIFE IN BLACK & WHITE, a collection of her poetry and short stories.
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 

 

 

 

 

Monday, January 12, 2015

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 to business – a writer’s space
  • ·Editing – a critical eye
  • ·Submissions – presenting the very best of your talent
  • ·Agents – engaging with the professionals
  • ·Self-publishing – the do’s and do not’s
  • ·Self-promotion – the changing face of writing
  • ·The publishing process
  • ·Motivation & perseverance
John Stack is a Sunday Times Bestselling author of four novels published by Harper Collins, London. He is currently working on a new series set in World War I.
Places must be paid for in advance. Course fee €60.00 concession €55.00 Booking essential contact Dominic 087 2996409 or email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com for further details.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

'On the Nail' Literary Gathering Tues 13th Jan 2015

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The January 2015 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 13th Jan 2015 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This month guest readers short story writer Eddie Stack and poet Margaret M Glasgow, who will be launching her new poetry collection.
Eddie Stack is from west Clare and teaches at UC Berkeley in CA. He has published a fourth collection of short stories last year titled Borderline and has received several accolades for his fiction, including an American Small Press of the Year Award, and a Top 100 Irish American Award. Recognised as an outstanding short story writer, he is the author of three previous collections of short stories—The West, Out of the Blue and Quare Hawks; HEADS, a novel, and The Irish, three novellas.
His work has appeared in literary reviews and anthologies worldwide, including Fiction, Confrontation, Whispers & Shouts, Southwords and Criterion; State of the Art: Stories from New Irish Writers; Irish Christmas Stories, The Clare Anthology and Fiction in the Classroom.
He was shortlisted by RTE and published in their short story anthology, A Page In The Life , which was also broadcast and recorded on CD. He was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award, and by Readers' Digest for a flash fiction in 2012. His work has appeared in the From The Well short story anthology, 2014, the New Irish Writing Page, Orbis, The Cork Yule Book, and the Sligo Champion.
Margaret Mary Glasgow is a Limerick poet. A granddaughter of a former Mayor of Limerick, Frank Glasgow, she is intensely proud of her Limerick heritage.
Her poetry journey began during her primary school years when she regularly submitted to the Evening Press, where she developed her love of the English language. Nature, nurture, family, faith and life experience are the foundation stones of her first poetry collection Flowers and Thorns of Life.
 
Special music guest: Aine Heslin traditional music/flute player and composer.
 
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