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 literary journals such as InCognito, The Burniv Bush, Flaming Arrows, The Cafe’ Review (Portland), Maine), The Stony Thursday Book and Poetry Ireland Review and they have aired on national and local radio. A chapbook, Nothing To Write Home About (Derg Press), was published in 1988 and A Hairy Tale Of Clare (East Clare Telecottage), a comic narrative in verse, was published in 1994.
In recent years he has been collaborating with his brother,Austin on a programme of poetry and music, and together they have produced twoalbumsT he Secret Chord (2013) and Going Gone (2015.) A memoir in prose and
poems, Saved To Memory: Lost To View, is due for publication in early 2016. Michael
now lives in Ballina, Co. Tipperary.
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.