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FW Takes To The Water Again – In A Curragh

Trish Bennett recounts our trip to Devenish Island aboard a curragh: A few weeks ago one of our members, Ken Ramsey, passed around a picture to the group of a beautiful Irish Curragh in full sail filled with people sunning themselves on a postcard lake steered by a bronzed God.  He asked did any of(…)

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Dante Down Under

An unusual performance of Dante’s Inferno was held this week in the Marble Arch Caves as part of the second annual Happy Days, Beckett Festival. Performers, situated along the visitors’ path in the Caves, read the work to listeners who were ferried past them in boats. FW members were among the performers presenting the work.(…)

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FW Was Babbling

Our Chair, Tony Brady, reports from the Babble Literary Festival: The Babble Festival Poetry Slam – held this evening – attracted a large audience in Blessings Bar, Cavan Town . Fermanagh Writers poets were in evidence. John Llewellyn James, Natasha Martin, Mary McElroy and Tony Brady read their poems in allotted slots of 5 minutes. A(…)

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An Experience Of The John Hewitt Summer School

John Llewellyn James recounts his experience at the summer school this July: I recently was a successful recipient of a bursary from Fermanagh District Council for the 26th Annual John Hewitt Summer School, held in Armagh.  This year’s event featured a panoply of star names from Literature, Art and Public Life, including Baronness Williams, Dr.(…)

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A Sojourn In Provence

Our Chairperson, Tony Brady, gives a brief account of Fermanagh Writers members’ visit to Provence: Recently five Fermanagh Writers spent a week at the home of Anne Bradley, a sister of Theresa Kane: Tempo primary schoolteacher.  Their host is settled in the village of Lacoste situated in the district of Luberon within the Department Laguedoc-Rousillon.(…)

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Fermanagh Writers Poetry Success

Congratulations to our members, Tony Brady and John Llewellyn James for being included in United Press’s recent poetry anthology, Homeland. John’s poem, Enniskillen, Our Island Town, and Tony’s poem, Celebrating Enniskillen’s New Hospital, are both in the book. Homeland is available from United Press’s website.

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Glenn Patterson Keeps The Balloon In The Air

On Saturday we hosted a novel writing workshop, Keeping the Balloon in the Air, presented by Belfast novelist Glenn Patterson. He talked about his own methods of getting a manuscript completed and gave us lots of useful tips for getting a piece of writing started and seeing it through to the end. Writers sometimes get discouraged(…)

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More About Our Day Out

Here’s some more photos from our day out with Cavan Writers Forum.   And Marble Arch Caves.   And a quiet moment under the trees at Florencecourt.

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Cavan and Fermanagh Writers Day Out

On 8th June Cavan Writers Forum and Fermanagh Writers met for a joint outing to get to know each other and to inspire them in their future writing. Fermanagh Writers’ Chair, Tony Brady, recounts some of the day’s highlights: Ten Cavan Writers Forum members met nine members of Fermanagh Writers at the National Trust house, Florence(…)

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