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Classes With Carlo Gebler

Back row L-R:  Mary McElroy, Dianne Trimble (Sec.), Dermot Maguire, Gordon Williams, Frankie McPhillips, John Monaghan (Vice Chair) Front row L-R: John Kelly, John Llewellyn James, Marie Treacy, Ken Ramsey, Carlo Gebler, Teresa Kane, Jennie Brien, Tony Brady (Chair) This photo, taken by Bob Baird on the last evening of our classes with Carlo Gebler,(…)

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Dermot Maguires new book

Dermot Maguire launches his new book tonight in Newtownbutler Community Centre at 8pm and on Monday night, also at 8pm, in Lisnaskea at the Castle Centre. Congratulations to Dermot on his achievement and we wish him every success with the book. If you can get along to either event Dermot would be glad of your(…)

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John D in the news again.

The following article appeared in the Impartial Reporter 16.10.14. It is a report of the recent Slam where our very own John D Kelly took third place. The article was accompanied by a photograph of the winner, the runner-up and John D.  A lack of computer savvy does not allow me to post that photo(…)

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More Photos From FLive Festival

A couple of our poets sharing their writing with the audience at the Ardhowen Theatre on Friday evening.                             May, Trish and Dianne had a mixed bag of poetry and prose to share.                  (…)

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Fermanagh Writers At FLive Festival

Last weekend Fermanagh Writers participated in the FLive Festival, performing on Friday afternoon at the Ardhowen Theatre and on Saturday lunchtime at the Bridge Centre in the Presbyterian Church. Both sessions were lively and members of the audience praised the performers afterwards. Our Chair, Tony Brady, tell us about the performance at the Ardhowen Theatre:(…)

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Fantastical FW at FLive Parade

In the official Flive 2014 programme, there’s a promise that the dragon named Falkner would be accompanied by an array of “fantastical creatures.” Whether Fermanagh Writers -John Monaghan, Jennie Brien, Bob Blair and Tony Brady qualified to fit that description is arguable, but they turned up – sans wings or tutus – to act as escort/marshals(…)

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North West Heat of All Ireland Poetry Slam by John James

Fermanagh Writers in the Slam There is a dangerous underground movement afoot. Mention it softly, but people gather together in darkened rooms and read poetry to each other and an assembled audience. They are called Slams. This is the new poetry. Often loud, verbose and polemical, the rock-stars of this world are growing in number(…)

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John James on how Fermanagh Writers Row the Erne

We are all experts now…   On a day when the sun did not just go for a kiss, or a peck on the cheek, it went for the full-blanket, smothering us all in it’s yellowy, velvety goodness. We took another trip on the Lough Erne in the Curragh, manning the oars mightily as we(…)

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She’ll Do Rightly

Tony Brady tells us about Fermanagh Writers contribution to the Heaney tribute at the William Carleton Summer School: Tuesday 5th August 2014, William Carleton Summer School,  Public Open Session, to  receive Personal  Appreciations of Seamus Heaney, Corick House Hotel, Augher, Tyrone. Fermanagh Writers were asked to participate at the planning stage in January. The organisers(…)

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Tony Brady attended the launch of Natasha Crudden’s poetry collection, Barbed-Wire Cage, last Friday and has jotted down some of his thoughts about the collection:

BARBED – WIRE CAGE by Natasha Helen Crudden     An Appreciation. My title is deliberate: the critiques, the criticism and searching for allusions, poetry references and “…putting the texts under pressure..” Paula Meehan – can wait. Now is the time for due respect and admiration for Natasha’s debut published achievement for: “On me your(…)

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