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.

 

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At the Performance Poetry Workshop

Posted in Uncategorized on November 28, 2009 by limerickwriterscentre

Attending the Performance Poetry workshop at the Limerick Writers' Centre sat 28th Nov '09 were Tommy Collins, Barry Finegan, Jim Moran, Tobias Manderson Galvin (Facilator) Beth Dennehy, Dominic Taylor (not in picture)

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/

 

 

Women’s Voices…Women’s Stories!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2009 by limerickwriterscentre

Limerick County Council Arts Office Presents

3 Sunday Afternoons in November

Women’s Voices… Women’s Stories… An entertaining and uplifting afternoon of song, story and poetry for adults with singer Noirín Ni Riain, Cora Fenton of Call Back Theatre and Poet Eileen Sheehan who will be joined by Allundé – Women’s Community singing group at Knockainey and County Limerick Youth Choir at Glenstal Abbey Sunday 8th November – Castleconnell ACM 3.30 to 5.00pm Admission €5

Sunday 15th November – St. John’s Church Knockainey 3.30 to 5.00pm Contribution

Sunday 22nd November – Glenstal Abbey, Glenstal 3.30 to 5.00pm

Retiring Collection Enquiries to: arts@limerickcoco.ie or 061 496498 / 496300 http://www.lcc.ie/Arts_Culture/Events/3+Sunday+Afternoons+in+November++Womens+Voices+Womens+Stories.htm County Arts Office Limerick County Council County Hall Dooradoyle Co. Limerick

Tim Cunningham Poetry Workshop

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2009 by limerickwriterscentre

Tim Cumningham 2 030

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!