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Book Launch: ‘Let Us Rise’ Sun 28th April 4.00pm.
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Book Launch: ‘Let Us Rise’ Sun 28th April 4.00pm.

April 25, 2019April 25, 2019

the Limerick Writers’ Centre in association with the Limerick Soviet Centenary Committee present the launch of ‘Let Us Rise’ – an anthology commemorating the Limerick Soviet 1919 Sunday 28th April 2019 4.00pm The anthology will be launched by Ann McGee – President of Forsa Trade Union All Welcome – refreshments will be served. For two...

Winning Poems The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2019
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Winning Poems The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2019

April 20, 2019April 20, 2019

First prize – Tammy Armstrong (Canada) for Digitalis Tammy Armstrong’s publications include four poetry collections and two novels. She has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, short-listed for the CBC Literary Prize, and the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. She also holds a PhD in English literature and Critical Animal Studies from the University of New Brunswick,...

The May 2019 ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering
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The May 2019 ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering

April 9, 2019April 9, 2019

Thurs 2nd May 2019 at CB1, Central Buildings, 51 O’Connell Street,  Limerick. Start 8pm (note new venue) This month, our guests are Australian poet Philip Porter, and  writers Tanya Farrelly and David Butler plus OPEN-MIC! Philip Porter Philip Porter has spent much of his life travelling for pleasure and work which is reflected in his poetry. A...

April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2020
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April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2020

February 9, 2019March 6, 2020

Over the 30 days of April, with 20 events and over 35 performers, Limerick’s biggest and brightest poetry festival will fill the streets and intimate venues of this historic city of Limerick. Long associated with poetry and literature the Limerick Writers’ Centre inaugurated the festival in 2013.  For the month of April Limerick will showcase...

The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2019
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The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2019

February 7, 2019April 22, 2019

To read the winning poems in this years competition, click here: https://limerickwriterscentre.com/2019/04/20/winning-poems-the-desmond-ogrady-international-poetry-competition-2019/ The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition was inaugurated in in 2012 by Barney Sheehan, poetry impresario of the White House Poetry Revival, in hnour of Limerick poet Desmond O’Grady.  It was last held in 2014. The Limerick Writers’ Centre are now reviving the...

How two Italian booksellers have adopted the limerick verse
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How two Italian booksellers have adopted the limerick verse

January 22, 2019January 22, 2019

Two enterprising Italian girls have turned the limerick verse into a marketing ploy for their bookshop in Padua. What is the first thing which comes to mind when you hear the word “limerick”? Perhaps the city you live in, perhaps the short and witty poem. The limerick is a particular kind of poem, made up...

Radio – Literature’s Best-Friend
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Radio – Literature’s Best-Friend

January 22, 2019January 22, 2019

Literature doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It must be read, discussed, and celebrated. There’s nothing better than gushing with a friend over a new favourite novel, or sharing a beautiful verse of poetry with family. With the movement towards digital media consumption, it is difficult to find a space where literature continues to be discussed...