Saturday, August 22, 2009

Book Launch/Trim Library

Counting Stained Glass Windows

Meath poet Tom French launched Tommy Murray's "Counting Stained Glass Windows" at Trim Library on thursday night to a large and appreciative audience with master of ceremonies Michael Regan calling for order on a number of occasions. Such as is common when poets gather.
Those in attendance included members of the Meath Writers, Boyne Writers, and Navan Writers' Group and a few pilgrims as well. Michael Sherrif Shiels treated everyone to a stirring rendition of "The Red Flag" while Sean Reilly sang of "Robbie Burns" and Willie Hodgins recited a few verses about a love lost or a lucky escape, while Marie MacSweeney recited an excert from a short story with a poem thrown in as well. Pat Duffy remembered days in Strokestown and there were calls for revolution. What more could you ask for?
"Counting Stained Glass Windows" by Lapwing Publishing. €8 Euro!

Photographs: Left to Right. Sean Reilly, Michael Shiels and Tommy Murray. Michael Regan behind the desk.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Book Launch/Trim Library

Book Launch.

Well known Trim author and solicitor Michael Regan will be
master of ceremonies at the launch of Tommy Murray's book
of poems "Counting Stained Glass Windows" at Trim Library
on the 20th of August. Michael's own book "Ten In A Bed" was perhaps one of the best selling memoirs published in Ireland
in the last few years.

Tom French of the Meath County Library, an award winning
poet (Forward Prize 2002) will launch the book on the night.
In what promises to be a lively event with wine for the ladies
and the odd verse or two, the event kicks off at 7pm, so don't
be late.

"Counting Stained Glass Windows" Lapwing Press at €8 Euro.

Photo: Michael Regan at the Boyne Readings.