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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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Launching Into A New Year

During our AGM last night Chair Tony Viney congratulated Fermanagh Writers on our achievements during the past year: We launched our first anthology, Tuesdays at Charlie’s, and we are already selling copies of its second print run; we hosted workshops with poets Paul Muldoon and Maria McManus and writer Patricia O’Reilly and we have read(…)

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A Momentous Success

Congratulations to our members Teresa Kane, John D. Kelly, Dermot Maguire, Angela McCabe and Mary McElroy. Each of them has had one of their poems selected to be included in the new anthology, Moment, which will be launched at The Black Box, Belfast on Sunday, 24th March, 2.30pm .The Community Arts Partnership compiled the anthology(…)

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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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Anna James: Funeral Service NI Poetry Contest Winner

One of our members, Anna James, of Irvinestown, recently won the prize for the Co. Fermanagh section of the inaugural national poetry competition organised by the Funeral Service of Northern Ireland. The competition was inspired by the famous rendition of ‘Stop all the clocks’ by W H Auden, performed by renowned Scottish actor John Hannah in(…)

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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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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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