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Tails of the Unexpected Launched This Week

On Thursday evening Fermanagh Writers launched our second anthology, Tails of the Unexpected. The book is a collection of animal stories and poems produced to aid of Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary. The stories and poems are the work of Fermanagh Writers’ members and guest authors Carlo Gebler and Seamas Mac Annaidh. All proceeds from the(…)

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A Crowded Winners’ Circle

November has been a busy month for prizes and awards for Fermanagh Writers members. As well as Seamus Carolan’s induction into the Bard of Armagh Hall of Fame (see previous blog post), Mary McElroy and Angela McCabe have also been in the winner’s circle. Mary McElroy’s moving poem, Blue, dedicated to her son, David, won(…)

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Bard of Armagh – and Fermanagh

Congratulations to our member, Seamus Carolan, winner of the Bard of Armagh contest 2000 for his recitation The Pope Returns to Ireland Incognito. This year he has been awarded the Gerry Watters Bard of Armagh Hall of Fame Award and he will be presented with his award at the Bard of Armagh contest in Armagh(…)

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Launching A Poetry Contest

The Funeral Services NI sponsored Poetry Recital to launch their poetry contest was held in Enniskillen public library  on Tuesday 5th November 2013. Members of Fermanagh Writers as well as other poets who joined us read their poems. Our Chair, Tony Brady introduced the poets. A highlight of the evening was John L. James reading his mother’s(…)

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Colette Nic Aodha’s Poetry Masterclass

On 19th October Fermanagh Writers hosted a poetry workshop led by Galway poet and tutor, Colette Nic Aodha. Our members as well as several other Enniskillen poets participated and thoroughly enjoyed the event. Our Chair, Tony Brady, tells us a bit about the afternoon: I introduced Colette to an attendance of 17 at Fermanagh House,(…)

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A Letter To Carlo Gebler

Fermanagh Writers Chairperson’s thanks to Carlo Gebler:  At this moment and the end of the final evening, on behalf of all and myself, who attended the fully subscribed 6 Prose and Poetry critique sessions led by you Carlo, unprompted by a prepared speech I would like to say:  Thank You. They were stimulating, provocative, insightful, creatively(…)

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Fermanagh Writers Is FLive

This weekend Fermanagh Writers presented A Patchwork of Words against the backdrop of a wonderful patchwork quilt exhibition by Valerie Eames at Fermanagh Live Festival in Enniskillen. This is our third year at the festival and it keeps getting better.  We are always delighted to be involved. We’ve moved up in the world this year(…)

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Poets in the Pub on All Ireland Poetry Day

For the third consecutive year Fermanagh Writers were invited by Poetry Ireland to participate in All Ireland Poetry Day. We’ve been buffeted by gale force winds and rain at a ruined castle and duelled with muzac in a shopping centre the previous years. So it was wonderful to gather around a fire where we were(…)

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FW Takes To The Water Again – In A Curragh

Trish Bennett recounts our trip to Devenish Island aboard a curragh: A few weeks ago one of our members, Ken Ramsey, passed around a picture to the group of a beautiful Irish Curragh in full sail filled with people sunning themselves on a postcard lake steered by a bronzed God.  He asked did any of(…)

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Dante Down Under

An unusual performance of Dante’s Inferno was held this week in the Marble Arch Caves as part of the second annual Happy Days, Beckett Festival. Performers, situated along the visitors’ path in the Caves, read the work to listeners who were ferried past them in boats. FW members were among the performers presenting the work.(…)

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