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The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2021
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The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2021

January 16, 2021April 4, 2021

The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2021 ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED. The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition was inaugurated in 2012 by the late Barney Sheehan – poetry impresario of the White House Poetry Revival – in honour of Limerick poet Desmond O’Grady. The Limerick Writers’ Centre revived the competition as part of our April...

Poetry Mentoring with Ciaran O’Driscoll
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Poetry Mentoring with Ciaran O’Driscoll

September 27, 2020September 27, 2020

The Limerick Writers’ Centre is pleased to announce a mentoring service for poets. The service is aimed at those who are at intermediate level and beyond; looking to move to the next stage in their poetry writing – perhaps putting together a collection. Published poets will also find this helpful, they will be encouraged to...

6 Week Poetry Appreciation Course (Finished)
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6 Week Poetry Appreciation Course (Finished)

September 27, 2020March 11, 2021

The Limerick Writers’ Centre Present A Six Week Poetry Appreciation Course with Aosdána poet Ciaran O’Driscoll WED 14th OCT to WED 18th NOV 2020 on-line via Zoom. Start time: 7pm Fee payable in advance via PayPay, cash or cheque €90.00 Details and booking information Dominic Taylor limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com Poet and Aosdána member Ciaran O’Driscoll is offering...

On-Line Launch of Michael Durack’s ‘Flip Sides’
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On-Line Launch of Michael Durack’s ‘Flip Sides’

August 8, 2020August 8, 2020

Dominic Taylor is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Book Launch Wednesday 12th Aug 7.30pm GMT on Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74067414997?pwd=QkZybGwrWXZUSnpKYlMzeERjT3gvQT09 Meeting ID: 740 6741 4997 Passcode: K9M7S0 MICHAEL DURACK Michael Durack was born on a farm near Birdhill, Co. Tipperary. He was educated at Nenagh CBS and UCD and worked as...

No B-Sides Here!
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No B-Sides Here!

July 19, 2020July 20, 2020

No B-Sides Here! Fiona Clark Echlin Flip Sides by Michael Durack Revival Press (2020), Limerick. 80pp, €12.00   ISBN 978-1-9162593-8-6 Sales: www.limerickwriterscentre.com While adhering to the familiar settings in time and place  which have become his signature,  Durack’s explorations of Ireland’s  rural Mid-West while coming of age are extended to include the flip side of these...

NEWS FLASH: Bring Your Limericks to Limerick 2020
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NEWS FLASH: Bring Your Limericks to Limerick 2020

July 14, 2020July 14, 2020

The organisers of the Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition have made the difficult decision to cancel this years competition final due to take place Sat 22nd Aug 2020 in Dolans Music Venue. Considering the unpredictability of travel as well as the safety and comfort of our participants and audience we feel that this is...

The Limerick Writers’ Centre Announce the Winner of the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2020.
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The Limerick Writers’ Centre Announce the Winner of the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2020.

April 17, 2020April 17, 2020

The winners, and commended poems, of the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2020 were announced tonight by judge John Liddy. The winning poems will be posted on the  Limerick Writers’ Centre website, with the judge’s comments. Judge for this year’s  competition, poet John Liddy, said he “felt the stirrings of pure and honest voices behind...

A Night to Remember: A Titanic Irish Poetry Showcase Tuesday, 14 April,
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A Night to Remember: A Titanic Irish Poetry Showcase Tuesday, 14 April,

April 10, 2020April 10, 2020

SAVE THE DATE and INVITE YOUR FRIENDS to: A Night to Remember: A Titanic Irish Poetry Showcase Tuesday, 14 April, 11am-2pm PACIFIC/7pm-10pm Ireland We already have five confirmed poets from Ireland thanks to the work of Dominic Taylor, the executive director of the Centre. As you’ll see below, Dominic had organized a robust, enriching month of...

LWC – Writers’ Exchange 7th March to 30th May 2020
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LWC – Writers’ Exchange 7th March to 30th May 2020

February 16, 2020February 16, 2020

Limerick Writer’s Centre Writers Exchange Fully facilitated forum for writers run by well known Limerick writer and lecturer Eleanor McSherry. Facilitated sessions to help with ideas, re-kick start your writing Expert support and critical feedback for your work Guest writers from time to time will host the session And peer support €10 per session, pay...

New Poetry Collection from Michael Farry
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New Poetry Collection from Michael Farry

February 11, 2020February 11, 2020

Launch of “Troubles” (Revival Press) a new poetry collection by Boyne Writers member Michael Farry. Launch by Anne Tannam. Trim Poetry Festival Sat 14th March 8pm to 9.30pm. Castle Arch Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath. Michael Farry, a retired primary teacher, is a Sligo native living in County Meath. He is a founding member of Boyne...