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Tavern Told Tales Launched

Fermanagh Writers’ third anthology of prose and poetry, Tavern Told Tales, was launched in Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen on 2nd October. The Impartial Reporter captured the event in the next week’s edition.

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Seamus Heaney Tribute Booklet

Fermanagh Writers have produced a booklet of tributes in poetry and prose in honour of the late poet.   John D. Kelly – one of the group’s prize winning poets and a contributor – will present it to the family to mark the first anniversary on 30th August of the poet’s passing.  John’s co-contributors are Dermot Maguire, Teresa Kane, John Llewellyn James, Angela McCabe,(…)

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Poets Meet Painters Winner: John D. Kelly

Congratulations to John D. Kelly who won first prize in the Poets Meet Painters contest run by Hungry Hill Writing. The contest was adjudicated by Cherry Smyth. His poem, Brush With A Past, is included in the Poets Meet Painters anthology. For more information about the contest and the anthology visit Hungry Hill Writers website.(…)

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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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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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Wayne’s Winter

Impartial Reporter readers will forget about summer this week as Wayne Hardman’s piece, Winter In Canada, sweeps them away from green fields and bubbling streams to Canada’s frozen back gardens, rivers and lakes and the joys of winter sport. Retired ice hockey player Wayne, a native of Canada, is a sports broadcaster and journalist. He is a regular commentator for Belfast(…)

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An Alien Viewpoint

In this week’s Impartial Reporter short story, A Take On Living In Enniskillen, Peter Byrne offers an insight into the complexity of living in the town to a perplexed tourist who has ancestral connections to Northern Ireland. As a native of Dublin who has lived in Fermanagh for many years Peter has had ample opportunity to observe his adopted home.(…)

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Mariette Evokes Dancehall Days

Harry’s Band by Mariette Connor is this week’s story in the Impartial Reporter. Mariette takes readers back to the days of the dancebands in Ireland and one unusual gig. Mariette is a native of Blackrock, Co Dublin and moved to Enniskillen in 2003. She lived for several years in Spain and has had stories and articles published(…)

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