Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sept 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents

The Sept 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday3rd Sept 2013 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!
This month our guests are John W Sexton, Louis Mulcahy and Deirdre Hynes PLUS a 10 minute Play and Open-Mic.
Deirdre Hines was born in Liverpool. She moved to Belfast shortly thereafter, and from there to Letterkenny in Co. Donegal, where she now lives.
She graduated from Trinity in 1989 with a double honours degree in English and Theatre Studies. She has written several plays, of which “Howling Moons, Silent Sons” won the Stewart Parker Award fro Best New Play in 1992. She was short listed for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2010, and won the Listowel Poetry Collection in 2011.
She has had articles published in various magazines such as “The Countryman”,”Ireland’s Own” and “Escape”.
John W. Sexton was born in 1958 and is the author of five poetry collections, the most recent being The Offspring of the Moon (Salmon). He is a past nominee for The Hennessy Literary Award and his poem The Green Owl won the Listowel Poetry Prize 2007. In 2007 he was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry.
Louis Mulcahy’s poetry has been accepted for publication in many journals including The Stinging Fly, The Stony Thursday Book and Revival and read on RTE1 and Lyric FM. He got to a short list of five for the Collection of Poems competition at Writers’ Week, Listowel in 2008 and 2010. In 2004 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the National University of Ireland. A collection of his Irish language poems was recently published.
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

Thursday, June 27, 2013

July 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering


The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents

The July 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

Tuesday 2nd July 2013 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month our guest readers are Noel King, Michael Gallagher & Terry McDonagh.

Noel King was born and lives in Tralee. His poems, haiku, short stories, reviews and articles have appeared in magazines and journals in thirty-seven countries. His collections are published by Salmon Poetry, Prophesying the Past, (2010) and The Stern Wave ( 2013). He has edited more than fifty books of work by others.
Michael Gallagher was born on Achill Island, worked in London for forty years and retired to Listowel in 1999. 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 Poetry Slam, the 2010 Michael Hartnett Viva Voce competition; he was short listed for the Hennessy Award in 2011 and won the Desmond O'Grady International Poetry Contest in 2012. He recently launched his first collection Stick on Stone (Revival press0 at Listowel Writers Week. Michael edits thefirstcut, an online literary journal at:http://issuu.com/thefirstcut and is a founder member of Listowel's Seanchai Writer's Group.

Mayo born poet and dramatist, Terry McDonagh, www.terry-mcdonagh.com, lived in Hamburg for many years where he taught English at the University of Hamburg; was Drama Director at the International School, as well as writing regularly for the Hamburger Abendlatt. He has published five collections of poetry, a short novel for young people, a play and a book of letters. His work has been included in anthologies and journals worldwide. He has been writer in residence in Australia, Asia and in many European countries including Ireland.



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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

June 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The June 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 4th June 2013 @ The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick.

Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month launch of Revival Literary Journal No.26 plus guest readers Carlos Reyes and Knute Skinner.

Revival Literary Journal has been published in Limerick since 2009. The latest edition contains poetry, prose and reviews from local, national and international contributors.

Knute Skinner lives in Lahince, Co. Clare. His most recent collection, Fifty Years: Poems 1957-2007 (Salmon Poetry), contains new work along with poems from thirteen previous books. His collection The Other Shoe won the 2004–2005 Pavement Saw Chapbook Award. A memoir, Help Me to a Getaway, was published by Salmon in 2010.

Carlos Reyes is a noted poet, writer and translator. Additionally, he is a book editor and publisher, and often writes freelance reviews of poetry books. When he's not travelling or staying in his cottage in Ireland, he lives in Portland, Oregon. Of his work Carolyn Kizer has said: Mr. Reyes is one of our local and national treasures. His poetry is as clear and strong as his social conscience. One is always struck by his sensual and sensory qualities: the touch, taste, feel, color of things, and his ability to capture a mood, a world, in a handful of lines.

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

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents

The MAY 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 7th May 2013 in The Loft Venue@ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick.

Start 8.00pm sharp!

This months guests are Keith Armstrong and Joe Healy.

Joe Healy is a member of Limerick Writers’ Centre and Listowel Writers' Group. Previous work has been published by Revival Literary Journal, Bare Hands, Crannog, The Clare Champion, also in thefirstcut and The Applicant online literary journals.

In 2010 Joe was a featured poet in Sextet - A Revival Poetry Anthology published by Revival Press and also in Whitehouse Poet’s Poetic Humour. His first collection Soft as Rainbow was published by Revival ress May 3rd.

Keith Armstrong was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he has worked as a community development worker, poet, librarian and publisher, 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 recently compiled and edited books on the Durham Miners’ Gala and on the former mining communities of County Durham, the market town of Hexham and the heritage of North Tyneside. He has been a self-employed writer since 1986 and he was awarded a doctorate in 2007 for his work on Newcastle writer Jack Common at the University of Durham where he received a BA Honours Degree in Sociology in 1995 and Masters Degree in 1998 for his studies on regional culture in the North East of England. His biography of Jack Common was published by the University of Sunderland Press in 2009.

His poetry has been extensively published in magazines such as New Statesman, Poetry Review, Dream Catcher, and Other Poetry, as well as in the collections The Jingling Geordie, Dreaming North, Pains of Class, Imagined Corners, Splinters and The Month of the Asparagus, on cassette, LP & CD, and on radio & TV. He has performed his poetry on several occasions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at Festivals in Aberdeen, Bradford, Cardiff, Cheltenham (twice at the Festival of Literature - with Liz Lochhead and with 'Sounds North'), Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Greenwich, Lancaster, and throughout Britain.

In his youth, he travelled to Paris to seek out the grave of poet Charles Baudelaire and he has been making cultural pilgrimages abroad ever since. He has toured to Russia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Poland, Iceland (including readings during the Cod War), Denmark, France, Germany (including readings at the Universities of Hamburg, Kiel, Oldenburg, Trier and Tuebingen), Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Cuba, Jamaica and Kenya.

He has read several times in Limerick and in Cork, Dublin, 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

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 emaillimerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com To view videos of previous reading go to: http://www.youtube.com/onthenailreadingsRevival

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



Sunday, February 17, 2013

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

Friday, January 18, 2013

Feb 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The Feb  'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 in The Loft Venue
@ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month’s guests are Hugh McFadden (In association with Poetry Ireland) & Karen O'Connor
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Hugh McFadden : Born in Derry, he has lived in Dublin since early childhood. His poems have been widely published in literary magazines, including Aquarius (London), Arabesque (Algeria), Belfast Review, Broadsheet (ed. Hayden Murphy), The Cork Review, Cyphers, Great Book of Ireland, Irish University Review, Nthposition, Oak, Poetry Ireland News, Poetry Ireland Review, Poets Against the War, The Red Wheelbarrow, Revival (Limerick), and The Stony Thursday Book. His latest collection, Empire of Shadows, was published in September (2012) by Salmon Poetry. His first collection, Cities of Mirrors, was published by Beaver Row Press (Dublin). A second collection, Pieces of Time, was published in 2004 by Lapwing Press (Belfast). His Selected Poems,  Elegies & Epiphanies, was published in 2005 by Lagan Press, Belfast. He is the executor of the literary estate of the late Irish writer, John Jordan, the founding editor of Poetry Ireland/Poetry Ireland Review. He has edited Jordan’s collected and selected poems and short stories, as well as his selected non-fiction prose. He works as a freelance writer and journalist in Dublin.              

Karen O'Connor was  born in Millstreet, Co. Cork and is a poet and short-story writer, her work has appeared in many magazines including; Village, Agenda, The Shop, Southword, Podium and many anthologies including; The Doghouse Book of Ballad Poems, The Mermaids Purse, The Heart of Kerry, Jumping The Bus Queue, Le Cercle De La Rotonde, l’Estracelle and Cúm. Her poetry has been translated into French, Dutch and Irish.  Her short story Dominion was a winner of The Nora Fahy Literary Award and her poem Exhibition was winner of the Camp Poetry Competition.  Karen was short listed for the Fish International Poetry Prize and the Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition in 2006.  She is a founder member of “Scribblers”, a Tralee Writers' Group, and has performed her work in England, France and Belgium as well as Ireland.  Karen's first collection, Fingerprints (On Canvas), was published by Doghouse in April 2005 and wasdescribed by Dr. Brendan Kennelly as "a brilliant, humane, memorable book". 

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