Tony Brady

FW Chair Reports On AGM

Fermanagh Writers recently held their 2014-2015 AGM in Blakes of The Hollow. Tony Brady was returned as Chair to serve a third term. He thanked the Management Committee and acknowledged its support over the period under review. He noted the increased membership and regretted two departures. He welcomed the re-election of serving committee members: John Monaghan(…)

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Honeymoon in Coalisland by Angela McCabe

Congratulations to our member, Angela McCabe, on the release of her first poetry collection. Tony Brady discusses Angela’s book: I have just come into ownership of the publication: Honeymoon in Coalisland. Fifty three of Angela McCabe’s poems are contained in over eighty four pages of this selection: some of them have been read at past(…)

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FW Chair’s New Year Greetings

Our Chair, Tony Brady, starts the New Year with thoughts about the year past and the one to come: While welcoming 2015 and aware of its challenges, let’s recall Fermanagh Writers 2014 achievements.  Prizewinning poets:  John D. Kelly, Mary McElroy,   Seamus Carollan.  Published authors: Dermot Maguire, Dianne Trimble and Cait Valelly.  Angela McCabe published a(…)

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FW Members Contribute To Fermanagh Miscellany

Just published, is the Fermanagh Miscellany 2015: an eclectic range of short stories, articles of local interest and papers covering historical perspectives.  The production showcases the recent work of members of the Fermanagh Authors Association and is the ninth in an annual series.  Many of the authors are published writers in various outlets: magazines, journals(…)

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She’ll Do Rightly

Tony Brady tells us about Fermanagh Writers contribution to the Heaney tribute at the William Carleton Summer School: Tuesday 5th August 2014, William Carleton Summer School,  Public Open Session, to  receive Personal  Appreciations of Seamus Heaney, Corick House Hotel, Augher, Tyrone. Fermanagh Writers were asked to participate at the planning stage in January. The organisers(…)

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Ballinamallard Festival Photos

Getting ready for the performance:   A few members beside the river:  

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Islander Festival Opening Ceremony

Yesterday our Vice-chair, John Monaghan wrote about Fermanagh Writers participation in the Islander Festival. Today our Chair, Tony Brady, tells us a bit more about the opening ceremony at the Moat Ring on Friday, 2nd May: Fermanagh Writers represented by John Monaghan, Jennie Brien, Mary McElroy, John Llewellyn James and Bob Blair contributed to the(…)

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A Letter To Carlo Gebler

Fermanagh Writers Chairperson’s thanks to Carlo Gebler:  At this moment and the end of the final evening, on behalf of all and myself, who attended the fully subscribed 6 Prose and Poetry critique sessions led by you Carlo, unprompted by a prepared speech I would like to say:  Thank You. They were stimulating, provocative, insightful, creatively(…)

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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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