Limerick City library
Michael St., Limerick
The Limerick Writers’ Centre
‘On the Nail @ the Library’
A new literary event at Limerick City Library
Thurs 25th Oct 2018 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
Special guest readers Tony Curtis and Gabriel Fitzmaurice
Tony Curtis was born and raised in Dublin and is the author of eight poetry collections. Curtis’ books include “The Well in the Rain” (2006); “Folk” (2011); and “Approximately in the Key of C” (2015). Curtis also has been involved in a number of collaborative book projects, such as Days Like These (2008) with Paula Meehan and Theo Dorgan (both of whom are past recipients of the O’Shaughnessy Award); Aran Currach (2013) with Irish photographer Liam Blake (2013); and Pony (2013) with artist David Lilburn. He has read at many festivals in Europe, Australia and the American Northwest. Curtis frequently leads poetry and creative writing workshops with both adults and children. He is a member of Aosdána, the Irish academy of arts and letters. In April this year he received the 22nd annual Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry of the University of St. Thomas Centre for Irish Studies.
Deeply rooted in the literary tradition of North Kerry, Gabriel Fitzmaurice is a poet, broadcaster, writer, translator, singer and raconteur. He is the author of more than fifty books, including collections of poetry in English and Irish as well as several collections of verse for children. He has translated extensively from Irish and has edited a number of anthologies of poetry in both English and Irish. In addition, he has published volumes of essays and collections of songs and ballads. A musician and singer, he has played and sung on a number of albums of Irish traditional music. He frequently broadcasts on Irish radio and television and local radio stations on education and the arts.
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.
‘On the Nail’ literary gathering is currently funded by the Arts Council of Ireland