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Fermanagh Women In Belfast

Last Saturday members of Fermanagh Writers headed off to Belfast to take part in Women Aloud NI’s event at the Belfast Book Festival. Writers from Women Aloud NI were appearing ‘en masse’ at the Belfast Book Festival . Comprising a rapid-fire readathon and a simultaneous mass reading, this event provided a wonderful opportunity to get(…)

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Getting Ready to Celebrate Francis Ledwidge

Fermanagh Writers is participating in the centenary celebrations for Irish poet, Francis Ledwidge in Enniskillen on 20th July. In preparation for the event members of our group visited the cottage where he was born and raised outside Slane on Monday.The cottage is now a museum dedicated to the poet.            (…)

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Fermanagh Writers Women off to the Irish Writers Centre

Last Saturday, 11th March, three members of Fermanagh Writers hauled themselves out of bed early and trundled off on the bus to Dublin.                     The Irish Writers Centre in Dublin and Women Aloud NI teamed up to bring women writers from around the island of Ireland(…)

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Women Aloud Fermanagh

Last Wednesday, 8th March, the women members of Fermanagh Writers group, joined women writers across Northern Ireland to celebrate International Women’s Day.                     Women Aloud NI is a project which aims to raise the profile of the women’s writing scene in Northern Ireland, organising events in(…)

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Mindfulness in Writing Workshop This Saturday

Olive Travers, mindfulness/meditation and positive psychology trainer and facilitator, will tutor a Mindfulness in Writing workshop on 4thMarch, 10am-4pm at Fermanagh House. The workshop will run all day, including group mindfulness exercises during lunch hour. The workshop is free and there is a fee of £6 to include morning tea/coffee/scones and a light lunch. For(…)

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Join Our Writing Poetry Workshop with tutor, Monica Corish

Don’t miss Fermanagh Writers’ first workshop of our new season. We have received funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for a new series of writing workshops in 2017 and we are kicking off with one for poets to help them improve their poetry writing skills with tutor, Monica Corish.   This workshop is(…)

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Allies After All – an excerpt

Today one of our members, Dianne Ascroft, is stopping by our blog to talk about Pearl Harbor and More, a recently released short story collection that she’s been involved in writing and producing. This year is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Pearl Harbor. On 7th December, 1941, a pivotal event took place that(…)

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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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Celebrating Shakespeare

Members of Fermanagh Writers met on Saturday 23rd of April to celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare. Taking place in Blakes of the Hollow’s room no.6 we recited some of our favourite quotes and some of the more memorable soliloquies over a quiet drink. It was a great opportunity to share and discuss opinions, theories and ideas on the bard(…)

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Performing Poetry With Colm Keegan

Our Chair, John Monaghan reflects on Colm Keegan’s workshop with the group last Saturday: Colm Keegan has an enthusiasm for poetry so strong that his energy just pulls you along effortlessly on the creative journey. He started the day by asking each participant to name one favourite word and then he passed a well-worn laminated(…)

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