The Limerick Writers’ Centre
From Head to Tale – a collection of short stories by Pat McLoughlin
Fri 28th June 7.30pm
Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West, Co Limerick
It will be launched by Patrick O’Donovan TD – Minister of State at the department of Finance and department of Public Expenditure and Reform
In this second collection of eclectic short stories, Pat McLoughlin draws once again on his own life experiences, on anecdotal narratives and on events both past and contemporary. Some of the stories are based on actual historical events – ranging from the national to the international. Other stories are the fruits of childhood memories that made a significant impact on Pat’s philosophical world view. His stories encompass the factual and fictitious but all are conveyed with a conversational style of writing that immediately engages and continues to hold the attention of the reader. There is a superb mixture of humour and tragedy, of harmony and strife, of love and conflict and of loneliness and companionship.
Pat McLoughlin was born in Newport, Co Tipperary but is now living in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. He has had stories published in two anthologies – River People and The Limerick Almanac 2017. One of his stories – The Barrington Disconnect was broadcast on national radio (RTE Radio 1, Sunday Miscellany) and he’s had many poems and letters published in the local and national newspapers. He also writes a local notes column for the Limerick Leader newspaper He is married with two adult children and two adorable grandsons. To Weave With Words is his first collection of short stories was published in 2018.
It is available to buy online at www.limerickwriterscentre.com and from all usual outlets.
For further details: Dominic Taylor; Tel: 087 2996409; E: email@example.com