SOME UPCOMING LITERARY EVENTS IN LIMERICK

The Aug 2019 ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering THU 1st AUG 2019

VENUE: at Sexton’s Bar, 91 Henry St.,  Limerick. Start 8pm (note new venue)

DIRECTIONS: https://goo.gl/maps/4nqFdm5wrFbijoTL7

GUESTS: Breda Spaight and Daragh Bradish

plus OPEN-MIC

Breda Spaight’s work has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review; Southword; The Stinging Fly (featured poet); The Interpreter’s House (featured poet); Ambit; Aesthetica; The North (Irish Issue); Banshee; The Honest Ulsterman; Abridged; Crannóg, & many others. She was among the poets accepted to the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series, and the Cork Introductions Readings at the Cork International Poetry Festival 2018.

Her work has been shortlisted in numerous competitions: Cuirt New Writing Prize (2019); Doolin Poetry Prize (2018); iYeates International Poetry Prize; Dromineer Literary Festival Poetry Prize; Over the Edge New Writer of the Year (2013/2015); 3rd place winner in the Allingham Poetry Prize, & others. She was winner of the Boyle Arts Festival Poetry Prize 2016, and among the poets in the Best New British and Irish Poets (Eyewear) 2018.

Daragh Bradish was born and raised in Terenure, Dublin, spending formative years in Bray, Co. Wicklow. He was educated in TCD where he studied Fine Arts and History. In recent years he has lived part-time in Liscannor, County Clare. He has coordinated and run the ‘Soundings for Simon’ December readings in Dublin for the past five years. Published widely in Irish, UK, and European journals, Easter in March is his first collection.  He won the Trócaire Poetry Ireland Prize in 2018.

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.

Writing Poetry for Children Workshop Sat 17th Aug 10.30 to 1.00pm

Think you might like to write poetry for children? Let your imagination blaze in a workshop with Alan Murphy. Alan is the Dublin-born writer and illustrator of four collections of poetry for young readers, two of which have been shortlisted for the CAP awards for independent authors. He has been featured in children’s poetry anthologies in the UK and America, and has also published poetry for adults and visual art with a number of journals. His latest book is All Gums Blazing. www.avantcardpublications.com

Workshop fee: €15.00 booking essential. Email: limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com Tel 087 2996409
Workshop takes place at the Limerick Writers’ Centre, 12 Barrington St., Limerick 10.am to 1pm  

Annual Bus Tour of West Limerick and Maigue Poets Country.

The Limerick Writers’ Centre annual bus tour of West Limerick and the Maigue Poets Country takes place Friday 16th August, departing from Dolans on the Dock Road at 11.30 pm.
Booking essential as numbers limited to 25. €15.00 per person. To book email limerickwriterscentrte@gmail.com or Tel 087 2996409.
Tour guide Micheal Liston.

This year we travel to Adare and on to Knockfierna where we visit the poets trail, then on to Kilmallock and Croom one of the must stops of our trip. The home of The Maigue Poets and their Courts of Poetry, it was here that Sean O Tuama sent out his famous Warrants calling all the poets of Munster and beyond to gather, keep alive and celebrate the ancient Gaelic culture of the fili and the bards. Here also is where he composed his famous ditty about collecting debts owed to him from his inn-keeping business and which solicited such a rancorous response from his fellow poet Aindreas Mac Craith.  

18th Century Maigue Poet Sean O Tuama to be Honoured in Limerick City.

 Sean O Tuama one of the two chief poets of the Maigue Poets in Croom is to be honoured in Limerick, in the part of town he lived for the final six years of his life, Mungret Street – once the hub of commercial life in the city. The Limerick Writers’ Centre will unveil a heritage plague honouring the poet at Milk Market House, Mungret Street on Fri 16th Aug at 6pm. The mayor Cllr Michael Sheahan will officially unveil the plaque.

In tandem with the unveiling of the plaque Dr Matthew Potter of Limerick Museum will launch the 3rd edition of his definitive book on the limerick verse The Curious Story of the Limerick.

Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition Final 2019 Saturday 7.30pm 17th Aug in Dolans Music Venue, Dock Road, Limerick.

Up for grabs is the chance to become this year’s champion limerick writer and walk away with a cheque for €500, not bad for a five line poem. The event now in its seventh year has attracted entries from all over the world from fans of the funny (though often ribald, irreverent, and sometimes vulgar) five line poem. Again this year the organisers stress the connection between the verse and the place. For further information contact, Lisa Gibbons at limericksfest@gmail.com or Dominic Taylor at limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com

Creative Writing Course for Older People 2019

A SIX WEEK COURSE IN CREATIVE WRITING

A Limerick Writers’ Centre Community Project.

Dates:

Sat 7th – 14th – 21st September

Sat 5th -12th -19th October

Times -10.30am to 12:30pm and 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Award winning poet Ron Carey is back with a new writing course for experienced and beginners in fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  After the success of last year’s course, Ron will again guide participants from initial ideas to completed work, and will give friendly and personal support to each participant. Participants will be encouraged to work between workshops and present their work to the group. Support from the facilitator to achieve individual writing goals will be ongoing. The course is geared toward older people but not exclusively so, everyone is welcome to participate. At the end of the course Limerick Writers’ Centre will give consideration to publishing a book featuring the work produced.

The workshops will be held at the Limerick Writers’ Centre, 12 Barrington Street, Limerick.

Fees for the 6-week course are €90. Booking essential as places will be limited.

Details: limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com or Tel 087 2996409