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Songwriting Workshop with Don Mescall 2nd Sept 2018

Steamboat Music

Steamboat Quay, Limerick

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The Limerick Writers’ Centre
In association with
Steamboat Music & The Acoustic Club


A Songwriting Workshop with Don Mescall

Sun 2nd Sept 2018 2.30pm to 6.00pm

Steamboat Music, Steamboat Quay, Limerick

This half-day workshop with internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Don Mescall, is brought to you by the Limerick Writers’ Centre in association with Steamboat Music and The Acoustic Club.
Don Mescall songs have been covered on over 12 million records worldwide and received more than 18 million hits on YouTube.


Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Festival Events 2018


The Poetry Circle presents poetry from Ireland and France Thurs 26th July 2018

Nellys Cafe

Nicholas Street, Limerick

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The Limerick Writers’ Centre
The Poetry Circle
With poetry from Ireland and France
Plus music from Broken Cord
Nelly’s Café, Nicholas St., Limerick Mon 26th July 2018 7.30pm

Join us for an evening of poetry and song with an international flavour in the heart of historic Limerick. Two poets Limerick born Tim Cunningham and Irish-American, nowresiding in France, Richard W. Halperin will read from their poetry collections.


From left, front: Dominic Taylor - Limerick Writers’ Centre, Lisa Gibbons –  Limericks Festival Director, Tom Meaney – volunteer Limerick Writers’ Centre
Second row: Ercus Long – programme assistant, Sheila Sugrue – Limerick Writers’ Centre
Back Row: Cllr John Loftus, Marian Cody –  Limerick Writers’ Centre, Monica Spencer – last year’s Bring Your Limericks to Limerick winner.

Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Aug 25th 2018

Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition 2018 and it takes place Saturday 25th 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 sixth 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. The limerick has bestowed on our city and region a unique natural advantage which, up to now, we have failed to capitalise on.


July 2018 Lunchtime Poetry Readings at The Hunt Museum

2018-07-6,13 ,20, 27 at 1pm to 2pm

The Hunt Museum

Rutland St., Limerick

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The Limerick Writers’ Centre Present
Lunch Time Poetry @ The Hunt Museum
July 6th / 13th / 20th / 27th 2017
1.00pm to 2.00pm

In association with the Hunt Museum 8 poets (2 per week) will give a reading in the Captain’s Room four Fridays in July from 1.00pm to 2.00pm, readings will be preceded by a piece of music performed by musicians Saoirse McArdle, Joey Taylor and Tamasine Anna Plowman, with work by Gaspar Sanz, Aker Bilk, Bach, Walton, Vaughan Williams, Saint-Saens throughout the four weeks.


‘On the Nail @ the Library’ Thurs 30th Aug 2018

Granary library

Michael street, Limerick

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The Limerick Writers’ Centre
‘On the Nail @ the Library’
A new literary event at Limerick City Library
Thurs 30th Aug 2018 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
Special guest readers Ruth Padel and Neil Donnelly


Review of April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2018

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Click here to review April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2018. Over the past 4 years, the Limerick Writers’ Centre has organised a programme of activities in Limerick city to mark April is Poetry Month, where it has become the largest poetry celebration in the region with poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.


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Open-Mic at The Acoustic Club Tues17th July 2018 9.00pm

The Acoustic Club at Charlie Malone’s Bar, Limerick Open-Mic Tues 17th July 2018 at 9.00pm sharp! The Acoustic Club @ Charlie Malone’s Bar, 19 Wolfe Tone Street, Limerick Present Tues 17th July 2018 9.00 pm  Presents Kevin J Power – singer/songwriter Cork indie singer/songwriter Kevin J Power will be touring new solo material  in Ireland throughout 2018. Kevin combines […]


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On The Nail Literary Gathering

Chez le Fab

Arthur's Park, Limerick
Tel 087 2996409

Tues 7th Aug 2018 @ Chez le Fab, Arthur’s Quay Park, Limerick at 8:00 pm

This month our guest are poets Pauline Fayne and James Finnegan

Poetry, prose and performance with always new guest readers, followed by an open mic
All those interested on creative writing are welcome to attend on the night.


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Growing the Story – 2 Day intensive writing Course

The Limerick Writers’ Centre presents Growing the Story – Two day intensive Fiction Writing Course Sat 18 and Sun 19th August 2018 10.30 am to 5.30 pm This course covers key aspects of fiction writing – point of view, characterisation, plot, dialogue, story-process, pace and the art of storytelling – and looks at how the […]


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The Limerick Writers’ Centre is dedicated to supporting local writers and fostering community through the literary arts. The Writer Critique Groups are just one of the ways that we offer opportunities for writers to come together with other members of the literary community. Peer led the Writer’s Critique Groups meet on the second Friday of every month from […]