Thursday, 21 November 2013

North West Words in November - another great night planned

The last Thursday of the month means North West Words in Cafe Blend Letterkenny. And, there's another great line up this month. I'll be there.

Jenni Doherty

Originally from Greencastle, Co Donegal now based in Derry, Jenni's background ranges from publishing, journalism, bookselling and the public library service to facilitating creative writing workshops, organising literary events and performing poetry. 

Debut collection of poetry and prose Rain Spill published with Guildhall Press in 2012. Recipient of the Support For Individual Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and winner of the inaugural Noelle Vial Tyrone Guthrie Centre Poetry Bursary Award 2013.
Versions of her written work have appeared in the Belfast Newsletter, Belfast Telegraph, Citizen 32, Derry Journal, Derry News, Fingerpost, Hot Press, Inishowen Independent, Inish Times, Irish News, Irish Press, The Orbit, Speech Therapy, Unquiet Desperation, Witsnapper and Word Flight (The Stoners Press), and broadcast on BBC Radio Foyle, BBC Radio Ulster, Drive 105FM, Inishowen Community Radio and RTE Radio 1.
Other publishing credits include project coordinator, editor and contributor to Moments: short stories, poetry and drama (2011), City of Music Derrys Music Heritage (2008), Wonderful World of Worders (2007), EVE... A Celebration of Creative Women (2006) and co-author of That Land Beyond (1993), all published by Guildhall Press. Editor of The Foyle Fisheries Commission by Alex Carlin (1994) and The Little Church on the Walls by Hazel Philson (2013).

Guy Le Jeune
Guy has been writing for three years and is currently studying for a degree in Creative Writing with the Open College of the Arts.

He has read at North West Words, The Irish Writers Centre and at the Reading for Rescue event last year.

His short story Jamesy was commended in the 2011 Sean OFaolain Prize, he was shortlisted for the Fish Prize 2012 and he was placed third in the inaugural Costa Book Awards, short story prize in January.

His play On the Camels Hump was produced by An Grianán earlier this year and toured Donegal and Tyrone. It is being revived for the Bealtaine Festival in May 2014.

Guy is under commission to write a childrens play by the Waterside Theatre in Derry as part of the City of Culture Legacy.

He is working on a novel with the working title The Swimmers, which explores emigration and his experiences of the Irish in England.

When he's not bashing the keyboard he walks a Labrador, minds some bees and plays guitar when nobody is looking.

Sean Feeney

Northern Soul is a charity album that merges the sounds of Soul with Irish traditional music to bring you a unique take on some old classics.

Northern Soul is only 10 euro and is in aid of GROW Mental Health Movement and North West Simon Community! 

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