Fermanagh Creative Writing Group

Stories From Charlie’s Bar Launched

At Readings By Local Writers on Sunday Fermanagh Creative Writing Group launched our first publication: Stories From Charlie’s Bar. These stories and poems by our members were compiled by Ken Ramsey, with an introduction to the group by our secretary, Dianne Trimble. Many of the pieces were recently printed in the Impartial Reporter series which featured our(…)

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From Comedy to Chronicles at Charlie’s

Yesterday the Fermanagh Creative Writing Group presented Readings By Local Writers in the back room of Charlie’s Bar. We shared poems and stories that ranged from reminiscences about childhood adventures to tales evoking bygone days to thought provoking political/religious thrillers and a variety of other material as well.  Here’s some images from the afternoon:     

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Impartial Reporter Series Breezes To A Close

Mags O’Reilly’s poem, The Wind, published in the Impartial Reporter this week, concludes the newspaper’s series featuring FCWG members’ writing. The poem vividly captures this force of nature in all its moods. Mags, a native of Fermanagh, attended Queen’s University, Belfast and spent her career teaching English and Religion in Enniskillen schools. She worked as a volunteer in(…)

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Ian Butler Recalls Britain’s Irish Hero

A Fine Bright Day Today, Ian Butler’s rousing account of events during the Battle Of Britain and Irish pilot, Brendan Finucane’s contribution to the Allied victory is in this week’s Impartial Reporter. Ian, vice-chairman of Fermanagh Creative Writing Group, arrived in Fermanagh in 2008. Originally from England, he is a former social worker who is recuperating from a stroke.(…)

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John James’ Poetry

John James captures the poignant details of an ordinary life in his poem Love In A Minor Key in the Impartial Reporter  this week.  The poem was inspired by Spiegel im Spiegil (Mirror in Mirror) by Arvo Part.

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Wayne’s Winter

Impartial Reporter readers will forget about summer this week as Wayne Hardman’s piece, Winter In Canada, sweeps them away from green fields and bubbling streams to Canada’s frozen back gardens, rivers and lakes and the joys of winter sport. Retired ice hockey player Wayne, a native of Canada, is a sports broadcaster and journalist. He is a regular commentator for Belfast(…)

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An Alien Viewpoint

In this week’s Impartial Reporter short story, A Take On Living In Enniskillen, Peter Byrne offers an insight into the complexity of living in the town to a perplexed tourist who has ancestral connections to Northern Ireland. As a native of Dublin who has lived in Fermanagh for many years Peter has had ample opportunity to observe his adopted home.(…)

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Ken Ramsey’s Cunning Plot

The cunning plot that forms the basis of Ken Ramsey’s short story, The Unheard Shot, will grip Impartial Reporter readers this week. Gamekeeper is pitted against poacher with a memorable conclusion. Ken, a native of Enniskillen, runs a picture framing shop in the Buttermarket, Enniskillen.

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Mariette Evokes Dancehall Days

Harry’s Band by Mariette Connor is this week’s story in the Impartial Reporter. Mariette takes readers back to the days of the dancebands in Ireland and one unusual gig. Mariette is a native of Blackrock, Co Dublin and moved to Enniskillen in 2003. She lived for several years in Spain and has had stories and articles published(…)

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