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Fermanagh Writers on the air!

Fermanagh Writers on the air!

After a recent call to arms from BBC radio, Members of Fermanagh Writers will be showcasing their talents on air in the coming weeks. BBC radio ulster issued the call, for original content by local writers over a certain age (we won’t disclose). Several members of Fermanagh Writers have applied and been contacted to record(…)

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A Night In Arney

John James tells us about an event he and Pete Byrne attended in Arney on Wednesday evening: A Night in Arney ‘Battles, Bridges and Bricks.’ Project Where the heck is Arney, I thought.  Before I was enlightened.  Thus Pete and I made our way on a Wednesday night down the back lanes to the back(…)

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An Afternoon With Patrick McCabe

Our Chair, Tony Brady, reflects on our Question & Answer session with Patrick McCabe last Saturday at Fermanagh House, Enniskillen: An eclectic session I thought: wide ranging from the specific to the general with the focus on fiction. Patrick McCabe was witty, provocative, referenced literary figures* widely, took questions ably, was modest about his own(…)

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John D. Kelly Short Listed In Fish Flash Fiction

Further congratulations are due to John D. Kelly. This time it’s for his success in the Fish Flash Fiction Prize. His piece, Untethered, was selected as one of the top 10 from an entry of 1250. Glenn Patterson judged the contest and said of the piece, “As convincing a goat as ever told a tale”. Untethered(…)

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Fermanagh Writers In Poetry In Motion’s Still

Congratulations to our members who have poems included in the latest Community Arts Partnership Poetry In Motion project anthology, Still, and its companion magazine: Anna James, Teresa Kane, John D. Kelly, Dermot Maguire and Angela McCabe, Mary McElroy, Antoinette Rock and Dianne Trimble. The anthology was launched on 23rd March at the Black Box in(…)

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John D. Kelly Short Listed In Poets Meet Politics

Congratulations to our member John D. Kelly who had two poems, Jumpin-Jack-Frack and The Third Eye, short listed in the poetry competition, Poets Meet Politics, run by Hungry Hill Writing and judged by Bernard O’Donoghue. John read his contributions at the launch on 22nd March and the poems are included in an anthology of 20 poems.(…)

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Twists and Turns of Time

Congratulations to our member Catherine Vallely who has released her first book, a novella and short story collection, The Twists and Turns of Time. Readers can find it on Amazon. Our Chair, Tony Brady, has reviewed the book:  “This is near perfect: an Irish – Spanish cornocupia. Imaginative, passionate, erotic, historic and brimming with value.(…)

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Paula Meehan Inspires Fermanagh Writers

On Tuesday evening a stimulating, challenging, critical focus on poetry was led by the poet Paula Meehan. She began with an example of poetry being an expression of freedom and identity. Osip Mandelstam, a Russian poet, imprisoned under the Stalinist oppression exhaled his breath upon a window surface onto which he drew his name as a means of making(…)

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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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More Photos From Readings By Local Writers Afternoon

Members of Fermanagh Creative Writing Group read their stories and poems at Readings By Local Writers last Sunday at Charlie’s Bar, Enniskillen. Afterwards FCWG members, Ken Ramsey and Damian McGirr chat with members of the audience.

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