The June ‘On the nail’ Literary Gathering

The June ‘On the nail’ Literary Gathering

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The Limerick Writers’ Centre


The June 2019 ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering

Thurs 6th June 2019 at CB1, Central Buildings, 51 O’Connell Street,  Limerick. Start 8pm (note new venue)

This month, our guests are Rachel Coventry and Steven Bond (who will be launching his poetry collection Checkerworks) plus OPEN-MIC!

 Rachel Coventry was born in Edinburgh to an Irish mother and a Scottish father. Since then she has moved back and forth over the Irish Sea seven times. She lived in London for ten years but is now almost settled in Galway where she is studying for a doctorate in Heidegger’s poetics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her poetry is widely published in journals including Poetry Ireland Review, The Shop, and Cyphers. Rachel won the Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust Annual Poetry Competition in 2016 and was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Prize. In 2015 she was highly commended in the Over The Edge New Writer of the Year Competition. Currently, she teaches Economics and Philosophy on the Access Programme at NUIG. Afternoon Drinking in the Jolly Butchers is her debut collection.

Steven Bond grew up in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, and has studied and taught in Limerick for much of his life. He received the College Silver Medal from Mary Immaculate College (2001, English Literature & Philosophy) and went on to complete a PhD in Philosophy on the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein (2005). Academic publications span philosophy and literature – Nietzsche and Wittgenstein, Joyce and Beckett. His research on Joyce’s Ulysses has been described by prominent Joycean scholars as “pivotal to a full understanding of Ulysses” (Declan Kiberd) and “a discovery of considerable significance” (Gerry Dukes). A satirical e-novella entitled Ulysses 2 Murder in Paris (“an eccentric, marvellously creative and bewildering whodunnit” – Jonathan McCreedy) was published in 2013, drawing comparisons with Flann O’Brien and Douglas Adams. Tonight he launches his first collection of poetry Checkerworks.


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.




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