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On The Nail Literary Gathering

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

Tues 5th June 2018 @ Chez le Fab, Arthur’s Quay Park, Limerick at 8:00 pm

Chez le Fab

Arthur's Park, Limerick
Tel 087 2996409

The Limerick Writers’ Centre Presents

The June 2018 ‘On The Nail’ Literary Gathering

Tuesday 5th June 2018 @ Chez le Fab, Arthur’s Quay Park, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month, our guests are poets Greg Delanty and Denise Blake.

Greg Delanty is one of the most important lyric poets to come out of Ireland. Although the themes of his work – family and exile, politics and marriage – may seem predictable in the Irish context, his voice is unique and highly developed.  He was born in Cork, Ireland, and earned his BA at the National University of Ireland. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Book Seventeen (2015), Loosestrife (2011), The Ship of Birth (2007), and Collected Poems 1986–2006 (2006). His first book, Cast in the Fire (1986), won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award. Delanty’s poetry often considers place, whether the Ireland of his birth and upbringing or the United States—he has been an American citizen since 1994. Thomas McCarthy described Delanty’s work as “a localisation of worldly ideas where insights are dropped casually within a distracting lyrical dance.” He is currently artist-in-residence at Saint Michael’s College, Vermont. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.

 

Denise Blake was born in Ohio, USA in 1958 and came to live in Co. Donegal in 1969. Summer Palace Press published her two poetry collections: Take a Deep Breath (2004) and How to Spin Without Getting Dizzy (2010). She is a regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio 1 and has taken part in many live recordings of the show. Denise has wide experience of facilitating creative writing workshops in schools, through poetry Ireland Writers in Schools Scheme, with teachers and artists as part of Artists in Education, and with adult groups. Her third collection of poetry., Invocation was recently published by Revival Press. Denise is Literary Curator for Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival.

 

Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers. Even if you don’t write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.

NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD’s etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.

 

‘On the nail’ literary gathering is currently funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

 

Special Guests

Greg Delanty

Denise Blake

Event date: Tuesday 5th June 2018


Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers . Even if you don't write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.

NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table.