Thursday, February 25, 2010

Poetry Competition/Siarsceal.

Hanna Greally Poetry and Short Story Competition.

The Hanna Greally Poetry/Short Story Competition 2010 has a closing date of Tuesday the 9th of March and is looking for entries across three broad themes. (1)Home place in translation. (2)Threading my existence through family gone before, and (3) Roscommon my home. So if you think you have anything suitable for the above, details can be found at "" or by phoning 087 2628191. Something there about a river cruise with Don Baker on the River Shannon, Easter Sunday. Check it out!
Photos: River and street scene Boyle Co. Roscommon.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Open Mic Readings Feb/Knightsbridge.2010

Open Mic Night

Susan Connolly and Michael Sheils were the guest readers at the first open mic session of the new year at the Knightsbridge Village Hall in Trim. One of Ireland's best known poets, Susan read of Banshees and window cleaners, and friendships, and the Maiden Tower, and others, while Michael read extracts from his book "Short Trousers Days in Navan". In between and after was an open mic session followed by tea or coffee and biscuits. And outside the temperature dropped to -5C. Somewhere..... far away...
Photos: Susan Connolly and Michael Sheils and what I think is the Maiden Tower at Mornington.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Open Mic Readings/Knightsbridge.2010

Open Mic.

The guest readers for the first open mic session at the Knightsbridge Village Hall (2010) are Susan Connolly and Michael "The Sheriff" Shiels. Susan Connolly is one of Ireland's best known poets and was winner of The Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship for poetry in 2001 and is widely published. Michael brought out "Short Trousers Days in Navan" in 2005 and has since gone on to short stories and poems. A much travelled man he has been a member of The Meath Writers' Circle for a good number of years and has his own website. Just click on the link opposite. In what promises to be an interesting evening the admission is €5 euro and tea and biscuits will be served.
Photo: Greetiagh Crossroads Bohermeen Co. Meath/Summer 2009.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Meath Writers' Circle.

Meath Writers' Circle

The Meath Writers' Circle had their second meeting of the year at the Castle Hotel in Trim on Thursday night, with a good number attending, or as Michael Regan noted, thirteen until he arrived, and one or two afterwards. Interesting and commented on was the great variety of style and content. Subject matter not being restricted to any one genre as it were, for want of a better way of putting it. From lyrical verse to modern prose to storytelling, and some of the storytelling was very good. The hand of god to Hank Snow. Come prepared!
Photos: Michael Regan reading "The Inspector of Drains" and some of the crowd.