The Granary Library
Michael Street, Limerick
The Limerick Writers’ Centre
‘On the Nail @ the Granary Library’
A new literary event at Limerick City Library
Thurs 26th April 2018 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
Special guest readers UK poet Jacqueline Saphra and Limerick born poet Ron Carey
Jacqueline Saphra’s The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (flipped eye 2011) was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. If I Lay on my Back I Saw Nothing but Naked Women was published by (The Emma Press 2017) won the Saboteur Award for Best Collaborative Work. In 2017 A Bargain with the Light: Poems after Lee Miller was out from Hercules Editions and her latest collection from Nine Arches Press, All My Mad Mothers, was shortlisted for the 2017 T.S. Eliot prize. She lives in London and teaches at The Poetry School. www.jacquelinesaphra.com
Ron Carey only began to write poetry seriously in his 60’s. He is a prize-winning poet and a finalist in many national and international poetry competitions including The Bridport Prize, Lightship International Poetry Prize, Cinnamon Press Poetry Awards, Fish International Poetry Prize, Gregory O’ Donoghue International Poetry Awards, Hugh O’Flaherty Poetry Award, iYeats Poetry Prize and the Wasafiri New Writing Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared in many anthologies and magazines and he was a featured poet at the Hunt Museum in Limerick for Cuisle 2013. In 2015 he received a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of South Wales. In 2016 he was Highly Commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Award and his debut collection ‘DISTANCE’ was shortlisted for the Forward Prize Best First Collection UK and Ireland.
There is a limited number of places available for the open-mic after the main event. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 if you wish to read.
The ‘On the Nail’ literary gathering is currently funded by the Arts Council of Ireland