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FUNDRAISER: April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2020
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FUNDRAISER: April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2020

January 14, 2020January 14, 2020

The Limerick Writers’ Centre has run April is Poetry Month in Limerick since 2014. Our aim is to create poetry events during April involving public participation, celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. We host a number of poetry events ourselves but this is also a cooperative festival of poetry taking in all the poetry...

The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2020
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The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2020

January 9, 2020January 14, 2020

The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2020 in association with April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2020 CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS MIDNIGHT FRIDAY 17th MARCH 2020 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...

Poetry Trail for April 2020
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Poetry Trail for April 2020

January 9, 2020January 14, 2020

Yes, it’s coming to that time of year again and we’re busy preparing for April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2020, which is organised by the Limerick Writers’ Centre and Quay Books, here in Limerick. We are big lovers of poetry in Limerick so as part of April is Poetry Month we would like to...

The Aug 2019 ‘On the nail’ Literary gathering
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The Aug 2019 ‘On the nail’ Literary gathering

July 26, 2019July 26, 2019

The Limerick Writers’ Centre Presents The Aug 2019 ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering Thurs 1st Aug 2019 at Sexton’s Bar, 91 Henry St., Limerick. Start 8pm (note new venue) This month, our guests are poets Breda Spaight and Daragh Bradish plus OPEN-MIC! Breda Spaight’s work has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review; Southword; The Stinging Fly...

An Island of Scribes and Bards by Kieran Beville. Part 2 – Novelists
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An Island of Scribes and Bards by Kieran Beville. Part 2 – Novelists

May 21, 2019May 21, 2019

Kieran Beville – Proud Limerick-man and former teacher of English Literature – continues in this second article of a three part series on Irish writers, notably Limerick authors, showcasing their immense contribution to Ireland’s rich literary heritage. This week the focus is on our novelists. Limerick people may rightly be proud of their past literary...

An Island of Scribes and Bards by Kieran Beville. Part 1 – the Big Picture
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An Island of Scribes and Bards by Kieran Beville. Part 1 – the Big Picture

May 7, 2019May 7, 2019

Kieran Beville – Proud Limerick-man and former teacher of English Literature – begins a three part series on Irish writers and notably Limerick authors, showcasing their immense contribution to Ireland’s rich literary heritage. It seems that every other person in Ireland is a writer or an aspiring writer. This is reflected in the ever-increasing number...