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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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John Monaghan tells us about Fermanagh Writers’ evening at the launch of Barbed-Wire Cage:

On Friday 4th July at 8pm a group of ten writers left Enniskillen on a support mission for the launch of Natasha Crudden’s “Barbed Wire Cage” in Blessing’s Pub in Cavan. We met up with some other members of FW who made their own way to the venue and we all tried to hide our(…)

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Ballinamallard Festival Photos

Getting ready for the performance:   A few members beside the river:  

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Fermanagh Writers at Ballinamallard Festival

Our Chair, Tony Brady, reports back from the Ballinmallard Festival: Fermanagh Writers’ members* turned out in strength as contributors and supporters to last Wednesday night’s Rudyard Kipling themed presentation of prose, poetry and romance as part of the Ballinamallard Festival 2014. Under the direction of Teresa Kane, the performers took up places along the woodland(…)

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Fermanagh Writers At The Islander Festival

Fermanagh Writers took part in two events during the first Islander Festival based on Upper Lough Erne, 2nd-5th May reports our Vice-Chair, John Monaghan. Our first performance was at the Moat Ring on Friday night and the second was a boat cruise on Sunday afternoon. Ten of our members made music, told stories, recited poems(…)

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A Letter To Carlo Gebler

Fermanagh Writers Chairperson’s thanks to Carlo Gebler:  At this moment and the end of the final evening, on behalf of all and myself, who attended the fully subscribed 6 Prose and Poetry critique sessions led by you Carlo, unprompted by a prepared speech I would like to say:  Thank You. They were stimulating, provocative, insightful, creatively(…)

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Fermanagh Writers Is FLive

This weekend Fermanagh Writers presented A Patchwork of Words against the backdrop of a wonderful patchwork quilt exhibition by Valerie Eames at Fermanagh Live Festival in Enniskillen. This is our third year at the festival and it keeps getting better.  We are always delighted to be involved. We’ve moved up in the world this year(…)

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Poets in the Pub on All Ireland Poetry Day

For the third consecutive year Fermanagh Writers were invited by Poetry Ireland to participate in All Ireland Poetry Day. We’ve been buffeted by gale force winds and rain at a ruined castle and duelled with muzac in a shopping centre the previous years. So it was wonderful to gather around a fire where we were(…)

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