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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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Looking Back At Our Year

After Fermanagh Writers’ AGM in March our Chair, Tony Brady, wrote to the Fermanagh newspapers to tell them about the election results, the group’s achievements during the past year and plans for the coming year. In the article he said: At the recent AGM of Fermanagh Writers, Tony Brady was re-elected unopposed to work a second(…)

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A Crowded Winners’ Circle

November has been a busy month for prizes and awards for Fermanagh Writers members. As well as Seamus Carolan’s induction into the Bard of Armagh Hall of Fame (see previous blog post), Mary McElroy and Angela McCabe have also been in the winner’s circle. Mary McElroy’s moving poem, Blue, dedicated to her son, David, won(…)

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Bard of Armagh – and Fermanagh

Congratulations to our member, Seamus Carolan, winner of the Bard of Armagh contest 2000 for his recitation The Pope Returns to Ireland Incognito. This year he has been awarded the Gerry Watters Bard of Armagh Hall of Fame Award and he will be presented with his award at the Bard of Armagh contest in Armagh(…)

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Launching A Poetry Contest

The Funeral Services NI sponsored Poetry Recital to launch their poetry contest was held in Enniskillen public library  on Tuesday 5th November 2013. Members of Fermanagh Writers as well as other poets who joined us read their poems. Our Chair, Tony Brady introduced the poets. A highlight of the evening was John L. James reading his mother’s(…)

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Read Blind Faith on Ye What?

Ye What? has again mentioned our upcoming Readings By Local Writers afternoon this coming Sunday. Today’s post features Anthony Viney’s story, Blind Faith, which was recently printed in the Impartial Reporter. Read the story at: http://ye-what.blogspot.com/2010/08/charlies-bar-church-street-enniskillen.html

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Ye What?

Ye What?, a blog that covers the Northern Ireland literary scene, has been talking about our upcoming Readings By Local Writers this week. Dianne Trimble’s story, Just A Cough, is featured in the post.  Check it out: http://ye-what.blogspot.com/2010/08/readings-by-local-writers.html

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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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Gordon Williams’ Team Tale

Gordon Williams’ heartwarming tale, Cut Final, evokes the power of team spirit in this week’s Impartial Reporter.   Gordon, a native of Manchester, moved to Fermanagh in 1984. He says he began writing 9 years ago and hasn’t stopped yet. His stories deftly convey the complexity of human experience and emotion, capturing both humour and sorrow equally well. He(…)

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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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