The Limerick Writers’ Centre
The July 2019 ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering
Thurs 4th July 2019 at Sexton’s Bar, 91 Henry St., Limerick. Start 8pm (note new venue)
This month, our guests are US poet Daniel Lusk and Irish born poet Angela Patten plus OPEN-MIC!
Angela Patten is author of three poetry collections, In Praise of Usefulness (Wind Ridge Books), Reliquaries and Still Listening, both from Salmon Poetry, Ireland, and a prose memoir, High Tea at a Low Table: Stories From An Irish Childhood (Wind Ridge Books).
Her work has appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, including Poetry Ireland Review, Nimrod International Journal, Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Green Mountains Review, Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont, Cudovista Usta (Marvellous Mouth), Drustvo Apokalipsa (Slovenia), and The White Page/An Bhileog Bhan: Twentieth-Century Irish Woman Poets.
In 2016 she received the National Poetry Prize from the Cape Cod Cultural Center for a single poem. She has presented readings at home and abroad, including DeBarra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty, County Cork, Dingle Bookshop, Dingle, County Kerry, Word Portland, Portland, Maine, The Frost Place, Franconia, New Hampshire, and at various locations around Vermont.
Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Angela now lives in Burlington, Vermont, with her husband, poet Daniel Lusk. She is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Vermont English Department.
Poet Daniel Lusk’s work has appeared in Poetry Ireland, Markings 30 (Scotland), Poetry, New Letters, North American Review, and many other literary journals and anthologies. He is author of several poetry collections and other books, most recently The Vermeer Suite (art and poetry), The Shower Scene from Hamlet (poems), and Girls I Never Married (memoir). Recipient of a Pushcart Prize and other awards, he has presented readings at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Renwick Gallery (Washington, D.C.), The Frost Place (Franconia, NH), the Eigse Carlow Arts Festival (Ireland); University of Osnabruck (Germany); National Baha’i Center (Dublin, Ireland), Stranmillis University College-Queens, Belfast, N.I., and at universities and art center across the U.S. Daniel is a Senior Lecturer of English Emeritus at the University of Vermont and lives in Burlington with his wife, Irish poet Angela Patten.
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.