John James

More Photos From St Patrick’s Eve

Here’s a few more photos from our evening in Blakes on St Patrick’s Eve:      

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Fermanagh Writers At FLive Festival

Last weekend Fermanagh Writers participated in the FLive Festival, performing on Friday afternoon at the Ardhowen Theatre and on Saturday lunchtime at the Bridge Centre in the Presbyterian Church. Both sessions were lively and members of the audience praised the performers afterwards. Our Chair, Tony Brady, tell us about the performance at the Ardhowen Theatre:(…)

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A Night In Arney

John James tells us about an event he and Pete Byrne attended in Arney on Wednesday evening: A Night in Arney ‘Battles, Bridges and Bricks.’ Project Where the heck is Arney, I thought.  Before I was enlightened.  Thus Pete and I made our way on a Wednesday night down the back lanes to the back(…)

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Northern Ireland Funeral Service Winner

Congratulations to our member, Anna James, for winning the Co Fermanagh section of the Northern Ireland Funeral Service’s poetry contest with her poem, Remembrance of Stars. She and her son, John, attended the award ceremony at Stormont last week. Our member, Angela McCabe, was in the running for the Co Tyrone section of the contest(…)

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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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Our Poets In A Poet’s Place

A Poet’s Place, a collection of poems about where they live by writers  across Northern Ireland was launched in Belfast on Saturday, 30th June. The poems were brought together into a book by Community Arts Partnership. Six of our members are included in the anthology: Dermot Maguire, John Kelly, Diane Jardel, Tammy Swift, John James and Angela(…)

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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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