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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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Diane Jardel’s Poetic Link

Our member, Diane Jardel, has been included in the new poetry anthology The Poetic Bond. Her poem The Mirror was chosen for inclusion in the book which was released on 14 November. The book’s editor, Trevor Maynard, described how the idea for the book developed: “My purpose in putting together this anthology is to harness poetry through social media(…)

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First Writing Drama Workshop

We hosted our first Writing Drama workshop yesterday with tutor, Deirdre Alexander, who has more than a decade of experience writing for television and theatre. Her screen writing credits include RTE shows Fair City and Seacht. The afternoon sped by as we learned about constructing a 3 act script, how to pitch it to a producer and got tips(…)

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Secretary Serves Up Exotic Concoction

Group secretary, Dianne Trimble, has had a short story, Mud and Bilberries, and a reminiscence, Winter Warmth, printed in online writers’ group, Writers Abroad’s second anthology, Foreign Flavours. The forward for the book is written by Alexander McCall Smith. Writers Abroad describe the anthology as “a book that takes as its theme food, drink and recipes(…)

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Extreme Weather, Extreme Poetry

Fermanagh Creative Writing Group doesn’t do anything by halves so to mark National Poetry Day today we had an extreme poetry reading by our members – on and at Lough Erne with Portora Castle as our backdrop. Once we left the shore and the very choppy waves, we huddled in near the fireplace inside the(…)

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Barracaded in Barrack Storeroom

Yesterday afternoon, during Heritage Open Days , Fermanagh Creative Writing Group took up residence in Enniskillen Castle Museum’s Barrack Storeroom. We had a great time hosting an Open Mic Afternoon for writers – and listeners were eagerly invited in. Many of our members read their work and we also welcomed several other writers from the local area who shared stories and(…)

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Quizzical Expressions

Fermanagh Creative Writing Group got Fermanagh folk thinking yesterday when we held a Pub Quiz in Charlie’s Bar, Enniskillen. One hundred questions kept participants occupied for the evening and the race for first place was close until the last round when a clear winner emerged. Here’s some highlights of the evening:        (…)

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Moyra Donaldson Kicks Off Creative Week

Yesterday Fermanagh Creative Writing Group hosted a creative writing day. Members and other writers gathered at the Westville Hotel for a full day workshop with experienced tutor and acclaimed poet, Moyra Donaldson (http://moyradonaldson.blogspot.com). Moyra outlined and discussed the essential elements required to write a short story, offered advice about how to approach getting published and(…)

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