Fermanagh Creative Writing Group

Tuesdays At Charlie’s Set Sail at the Ardhowen

We couldn’t have had a better evening – we launched Tuesdays At Charlie’s on Thursday at the Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen and the evening was a terrific success. The weather was gorgeous, we had a full house and everyone enjoyed the entertainment and the wine and nibbles. As we walked around the room at the end of(…)

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You’re invited to join us on 24th May!

Three weeks tonight we’ll be celebrating – we’ll be at the Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen launching Tuesdays At Charlie’s. A year ago it was a dream and now we’ve got boxes of books stacked up, waiting to be set out at our launch. We’re designing and printing posters, sending invitations to be sure everyone knows about(…)

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Pushing Off Into Short Stories

Yesterday we hosted a short story writing workshop, Pushing Off From Solid Ground, with creative writing facilitator, Bernie McGill. Bernie has a Masters degree in Irish Writing; she is the author of The Butterfly Cabinet and has written for the theatre. She has won numerous awards for her short story writing.   While we each put together the bones(…)

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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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Join Us As We Kick Off Our New Season

Fermanagh Creative Writing Group is kicking off our autumn season with a week full of activities – a writing workshop, a quiz night and an afternoon of readings by Northern Ireland writers. The action starts on Saturday, 3rd September with a full day creative writing workshop with experienced tutor, Moyra Donaldson. Here’s the highlights of the(…)

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FCWG Annual Kayaking Day

Fermanagh Creative Writing Group took to the water again this summer for our 3rd annual Canoeing/Kayaking Day. Here’s the proof:                                      

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A Wonderful Afternoon At Aras An Uachtarain

A letter written by our treasurer, Peter Byrne, started us off on an exciting journey. Earlier this year Pete wrote to President McAleese and told her that he’d often played in the Phoenix Park as a child but had never been inside Aras an Uachtarain. He said that, since several of our members are not native to(…)

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