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)
GUESTS: Breda Spaight and Daragh Bradish
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
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Dominic Taylor at email@example.com
Creative Writing Course for Older People 2019
A SIX WEEK COURSE IN CREATIVE WRITING
A Limerick Writers’ Centre Community Project.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 087 2996409