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Oisin McGann at the Limerick Writers Centre – Children’s Fiction Workshop.

Posted in arts, books, literature, poetry, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 1, 2009 by limerickwriterscentre

Oisin McGann at the Limerick Writers Centre – Children’s Fiction Workshop.

Date: Saturday Feb 27th 2010 Venue: The Limerick Writers’ Centre, 12 Barrington Street, Limerick Time 10am to 2pm Saturday Feb 27th 2010 Fee: €40 (€30 concession). Advance Booking required.

Space very limited so book now! Wherever your interest lies in the realm of children’s fiction – be it picture books, early readers or teenage fiction – you cannot miss this opportunity. Oisin McGann is one of Ireland’s foremost children’s writers and a master at communicating the business that is writing.

To register your interest in this workshop email Dominic Taylor at limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com

About Oisin McGann: Born in Dublin in 1973, Oisín spent his childhood there and in Drogheda, County Louth. He started writing and illustrating stories in copybooks when he was about six or seven, setting himself on a path that would steer him well clear of ever obtaining of a proper job.

Oisin now works full-time as a writer and illustrator. He lives somewhere in the Irish countryside, where he won’t be heard shouting at his computer.

Awards and Recognition

In 2009, Strangled Silence was shortlisted for Falkirk Council’s 2010 RED Book Award.In 2008, Small-Minded Giants was shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Awards, which are open to any book, rather than just those published in the relevant year.

In 2007, Ancient Appetites was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

In May 2007, Small-Minded Giants was recommended by the Education Secretary, Alan Johnson and the School Library Association in the UK on a one-off list of Top 160 Books For Boys (No. 44).

 In 2006, Under Fragile Stone was shortlisted for the Bisto Book of the Year Award.

In 2006, The Gods And Their Machines, published by Tor in the United States, was shortlisted for Locus Magazine’s Best First Novel Award.

 In 2005, The Gods and Their Machines and The Harvest Tide Project were both shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland Award, the first time an author has had two books on the same shortlist for this award.

In 2005, The Gods and Their Machines won a Bisto Book of the Year Merit Award.

 

Posted in arts, books, literature, poetry, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 16, 2009 by limerickwriterscentre

The Limerick Writers’ Centre presents
On The Nail’ Christmas celebration of literature at The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick. Thursday 3rd December at 8.00pm.

The Limerick Writers’ Centre continue their ‘On The Nail’ reading series with a special Christmas celebration of poetry, prose and music at The Locke Bar, George’s Quay, Limerick on Thursday 3rd December at 8.00pm.

Everyone is invited to partake in this festive occasion. Poets, storytellers, musicians and writers of all hue and shade can read or play at our special Christmas open-mic. Even if you don’t write you are welcome to bring something along to read.

This is also your chance to meet other writers and anyone interested in creative writing is welcome to come along on the night and meet with like-minded people.

The night begins at 8.00pm and there is free admission and a free glass of wine and finger food for everyone attending. So join us on the night and make this event something special.

Further information and those wishing to take part contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com web http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com/

Read a writers journal here: http://lwcawritersjournal.blogspot.com/

 

 

Launch of Kemmy’s Limerick Miscellany

Posted in arts, books, literature, poetry, Uncategorized with tags on October 24, 2009 by limerickwriterscentre

Kemmy’s Limerick Miscellany a new anthology of Limerick writing edited by Denis O’Shaughnessy and published by The Limerick Writers’ Centre. Details http://www.kemmyslimerickmiscellany.com

Jan O'Sullinan, who launched Kemmy's Limerick Miscellany, and Editor Denis O'Shaughnessy at the launch.

Jan O'Sullinan, who launched Kemmy's Limerick Miscellany, and Editor Denis O'Shaughnessy at the launch.

Check out ‘On The Nail’ Slide Show!

Posted in arts, books, literature, poetry, Uncategorized on October 2, 2009 by limerickwriterscentre

Great night at The Locke Bar last night for the ‘On The Nail’ reading celebrating National Poetry Day…lots of fine poetry and music!

On The Nail @ The Locke Bar for National Poetry Day

Posted in arts, books, literature, poetry on September 25, 2009 by limerickwriterscentre

The Limerick Writers’ Centre presents
National Poetry Day at The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick

The Limerick Writers’ Centre continue their new ‘On The Nail’ reading series with a special evening of poetry and music at The Locke Bar, George’s Quay, Limerick on Thursday 1st October to mark National Poetry Day.

Featured guest readers will read from the classics and at a special open-mic writers and poetry lovers of all hue and shade are invited along to read their own favourite poems. Even if you don’t write you are welcome to bring something along to read.
So if you’re a fan of Wordsworth, Frost, Heaney and others, this is your chance to read that poem. Music on the night will be provided by Chris Wood, Larry De Cleir and others.

This is also your chance to meet other writers and anyone interested in creative writing is welcome to come along on the night and meet with like-minded people, those interested in becoming part of a writing group are encouraged to meet and form groups under the auspices of the Limerick Writers’ Centre.

The night begins at 8.30pm and there is free admission and a free glass of wine and finger food for everyone attending. So join us on the night and make this event something special.
Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com

Featured Readers.Liam O’Brien and Myles Breen are well known in the theatre world being founder members, along with Mike Finn and Mike Burke, of Limerick’s newest theatre company, Bottom Dog. Recently Liam and Myles read poems from Desmond O’Grady new book, My Limerick Town, at the Belltable. Tonight they will read a selection of their favourite classic poems.

CIARAN O’DRISCOLL was born in Callan, Co Kilkenny, in 1943, and presently lives in Limerick. He is a committee member of Cuisle, Limerick City’s International Poetry Festival, and a member of Aosdána. He has published eight books of poetry including Moving On, Still There: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, 2001), and Surreal Man (Pighog, 1996). In 2001, Liverpool University Press published his childhood memoir, A Runner Among Falling Leaves. A new collection is forthcoming in October 2009 from Three Spires (Cork), and ‘Swirl’, a CD which features him reading a number of poems, with musical accompaniment, was released in July.

Patrick Stack was born in Limerick, brought up in Kerry and now lives in Clare. A graduate of TCD he has recently began writing again after a long break. Currently working on a new collection.

Tom McCarthy is the winner of the inaugural Desmond O’Grady Trophy at the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Festival. He is a native of Ballynanty but now lives in Ardnacrusha. He reads regularly at the White House Poetry Revival and has one Chapbook published.

Kemmy’s Limerick Miscellany

Posted in arts, books, literature, poetry on September 25, 2009 by limerickwriterscentre

Mike Finn, Denis O'Shaughnessy (Editor), Dominic Taylor and Mark Lloyd announcing details of launch

Mike Finn, Denis O'Shaughnessy (Editor), Dominic Taylor and Mark Lloyd announcing details of launch

Limerick Writers’ Centre announced details of the launch of Kemmy’s Limerick Miscellany – new anthology of Limerick writing.
Launch date is Friday Oct 23rd at Limerick City Library 7.30pm. All those interested in Limerick and it’s history are encouraged to attend. Should make an ideal Christmas present!

On The Nail Reading @ SpiritStore

Posted in arts, books, literature, poetry with tags on September 6, 2009 by limerickwriterscentre