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FW Chair Reports On AGM

Fermanagh Writers recently held their 2014-2015 AGM in Blakes of The Hollow. Tony Brady was returned as Chair to serve a third term. He thanked the Management Committee and acknowledged its support over the period under review. He noted the increased membership and regretted two departures. He welcomed the re-election of serving committee members: John Monaghan(…)

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More Photos From St Patrick’s Eve

Here’s a few more photos from our evening in Blakes on St Patrick’s Eve:      

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St Patrick’s Eve In Blakes

Our Chair, Tony Brady, recounts our celebration of St Patrick’s Day: Responding to an invitation from the voluntary and dedicated Project St.Patrick Committee, which is supported by the residents and businesses of Fermanagh, with assistance from Fermanagh District Council and Waterways Ireland, Fermanagh Writers stepped up to the plate in Blakes and delivered a programme(…)

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Honeymoon in Coalisland by Angela McCabe

Congratulations to our member, Angela McCabe, on the release of her first poetry collection. Tony Brady discusses Angela’s book: I have just come into ownership of the publication: Honeymoon in Coalisland. Fifty three of Angela McCabe’s poems are contained in over eighty four pages of this selection: some of them have been read at past(…)

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FW Chair’s New Year Greetings

Our Chair, Tony Brady, starts the New Year with thoughts about the year past and the one to come: While welcoming 2015 and aware of its challenges, let’s recall Fermanagh Writers 2014 achievements.  Prizewinning poets:  John D. Kelly, Mary McElroy,   Seamus Carollan.  Published authors: Dermot Maguire, Dianne Trimble and Cait Valelly.  Angela McCabe published a(…)

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Seamus Carolan Wins Bard of Armagh

Seamus Carolan has won the Bard of Armagh contest for the second time. He had already been inducted into its Hall of Fame several months before his November win. We congratulate Seamus – it’s quite an achievement. We also look forward to him dropping into one of our sessions in the new year to give(…)

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Tony Brady On Wattpad

Tony Brady has recently released his unpublished manuscript, Near and Dear To Someone, on Wattpad. Currently the book is only available on this platform. Below is Tony’s description of the book: “A sixteen years old Gloucestershire farm worker, happy in his work of caring for a herd of 500 pigs, learning about the shameful secret(…)

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Scriptwriting With Tim Loane

Tony Brady reports on our Scriptwriting Workshop with Tim Loane: Following Carlo Gebler’s classes in our Arts Council of Northern Ireland funded series of engaging eminent lecturers, Fermanagh Writers welcomed Tim Loane in Fermanagh House on Saturday, 15th November, to conduct a half day workshop on creative radio, film and television scriptwriting. The event was(…)

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FW Members Contribute To Fermanagh Miscellany

Just published, is the Fermanagh Miscellany 2015: an eclectic range of short stories, articles of local interest and papers covering historical perspectives.  The production showcases the recent work of members of the Fermanagh Authors Association and is the ninth in an annual series.  Many of the authors are published writers in various outlets: magazines, journals(…)

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CAP poetry workshop. A short report.

On Tuesday  21st October we had the first of two poetry workshops sponsored by the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and facilitated by Martelle McPartland of Lough Neagh Writers. The aim of the workshops is to get as many people as possible to write a poem on the overall theme of ‘MEMORY’. The first session is(…)

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