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Tuesdays At Charlie’s

At our 2011 AGM we decided to publish an anthology of our writings. It seemed a huge task at the time and it was hard to imagine that one day we’d have a finished book in our hands. But that day arrived on Tuesday. The first print run of Tuesdays At Charlie’swas delivered and members(…)

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New Name But We’re Still The Same

We have a new name! At our AGM on Tuesday we decided that we needed to change our name. Fermanagh Creative Writing Group describes us well – but it’s a mouthful to say and it doesn’t fit easily on the spine of a book. Since we’re about to launch our first full anthology and have(…)

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Burger Bar Dad At The London Book Fair

Our retiring Vice-chair, Ian Butler, couldn’t attend our AGM this week – he was at the London Book Fair to promote his soon-to-be-published novel, Burger Bar Dad. In 2012 MP Publishing will release the book as a paperback and an ebook. A couple years ago Ian was reading passages of this work in progress to(…)

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2012 Spring Poetry Anthology Includes FCWG Member

Our member, Diane Jardel’s poem, 5 am Blues, is included in a 2012 Spring Poetry Anthology, Latitude on 2nd. The book is available to order as an ebook on Amazon.

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Dianne’s A Dead Cert

Our secretary, Dianne Trimble, writing as Dianne Ascroft, has had a short story, A World Apart, published on digital publisher, Dead Ink’s website. It’s an amusing story about adapting to a new land and a new life. Dead Ink is a relatively new digital publisher, partly funded  by the Arts Council England. The story  A World(…)

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Pushing Off Into Short Stories

Yesterday we hosted a short story writing workshop, Pushing Off From Solid Ground, with creative writing facilitator, Bernie McGill. Bernie has a Masters degree in Irish Writing; she is the author of The Butterfly Cabinet and has written for the theatre. She has won numerous awards for her short story writing.   While we each put together the bones(…)

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Dermot’s New Role

Congratulations to our member, Dermot Maguire, who has recently assumed the role of editor of The Spark, the Irish border counties local history magazine. A native of the Newtownbutler area, Dermot taught in Belfast for over 30 years before he returned to Fermanagh to retire. He published a local history of a rural area in the parish of(…)

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Diane Pens Poems For Anthology

Our member, Diane Jardel, has been included in the new anthology Pen 10 Compendium. Her poems Spittle Falls and Taste were chosen for inclusion in the book which was released recently. The book’s description on Lulu.com says: The Pen 10 Anthology Project brings you a splendid collection of short stories, flash style fiction and poetry great for coffee tables,(…)

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Marie’s New Friend

Our member, Marie Connor, has recently been asked by People’s Friend magazine to contribute short stories and reminiscences to the publication. Her reminiscence, Yesterday Once More, in People’s Friend’s Winter Special 2012 is the second piece she has had published in the magazine.

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Diane Jardel Featured On MUTT

Diane Jardel is one of the Featured Four this month on Making Us Think Together (MUTT), a website for writers, artists and photographers. She is the Featured Poet, highlighting the publication of her poem, The Mirror, in the poetry anthology, The Poetic Bond. She is featured on the Mutt homepage and her profile can be(…)

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