Fermanagh writers

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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Tuesdays Shortlisted For Writing Magazine’s Anthology Contest

Congratulations to Fermanagh Writers’ members – and especially Gordon Williams and his proofreading team – for all their hard work. When we went to work on the project last year members scribbled furiously to produce stories and poems for Tuesdays At Charlie’s and the production team put it all together. Tuesdays just celebrated the first(…)

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A Day With The Feldstein Literary Agency

On Saturday Fermanagh Writers hosted the Getting Published workshop, taught by Susan and Paul Feldstein who run the Feldstein Literary Agency. In the workshop they covered everything from what to include in a synopsis and covering letter to send to an agent or publisher, to what happens during the period between getting an agent and(…)

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Patricia O’Reilly Helps Us Reach Publishable Standard

Yesterday author, tutor and editor, Patricia O’Reilly, taught a workshop for our members about how to successfully edit your work. Before the workshop I think many of us thought that editing was only correcting spelling mistakes and adding punctuation. But we learned that it is as important to look at the structure of any piece(…)

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Farewell Marie

On behalf of Fermanagh Writers, Dianne Trimble bids farewell to Marie Connor: I first met Marie Connor when she called into the office where I work to arrange catering for the book launch of a writers’ organisation she belonged to. As a result of this chance meeting she introduced me to the organisation and I(…)

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Fermanagh Writers At FLive

Last week was a busy one for Fermanagh Writers. We had no sooner performed at Erneside Shopping Centre, reading our poetry as part of All Ireland Poetry Day, then we were in the spotlight again. On Saturday, 6th October we hosted an afternoon of readings at Enniskillen Library as part of FLive. During the Fermanagh(…)

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Mall Rats – Our Contribution To All Ireland Poetry Day

John Llewellyn James recounts our experience of All Ireland Poetry Day: After surviving everything Fermanagh weather could throw at us at Portora Castle last year, we sought shelter this time for our Annual Poet’s Corner on All Ireland Poetry Day, sponsored by Poetry Ireland, in our local shopping mall, the Erneside Centre.  We felt somewhat(…)

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No Alibis – Nowhere To Run And Hide

John James recounts our visit to the Big Smoke: When it was first mooted, we all had our doubts. How would a local anthology fare up in the Big Smoke? Would anybody be interested in a bit of culchie culture in the rich tapestry of life and art, in the Bohemian student area of Botanic(…)

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Paul Muldoon At Charlie’s Bar

John D Kelly  talks about Paul Muldoon’s visit to Fermanagh Writers:   Last Tuesday at Charlie’s Bar – on 28th August, Fermanagh Writers had the great pleasure of being entertained and educated by one of the world’s most highly acclaimed living poets currently writing in the English language. Paul Muldoon, most graciously, and without hesitation(…)

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Unhinged and Beckett

John James reflects on Fermanagh Writers’ contribution to Happy Days, Enniskillen’s first Beckett Festival: Cobbling together a name at the last minute for our session on the Fringe, was a challenge in itself, all the best ideas seemed to have been snapped up by other events.    However our dish seemed to entice an interested and appreciative(…)

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