Next week is the last of the month, so that means North West Words Arts Night on the final Thursday 28th August. It's at 8pm in Cafe Blend, Letterkenny with a line up of writers in both poetry and fiction, and an open mic afterwards. There's also music too as usual.
Book launch by Edward O’Dwyer
Edward O’Dwyer is widely published in periodicals and anthologies throughout Ireland, Britain, the United States, South Africa and Australia. He was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series (2010), later that year editing the Revival Press anthology, Sextet. He has been nominated for the Hennessy Literary Award for Emerging Poetry, and has been nominated by poetry journals for a Pushcart Prize and a Forward Prize. He has also been shortlisted for the Desmond O’Grady Prize, the Millwheel Writers’ Prize, and the North West Words Poetry Prize. His first full collection of poems, The Rain on Cruise’s Street (2014), is from Salmon Press.
Reading by Lisa Burkitt
Lisa Burkitt’s debut novel is The Memory of Scent, an historical fiction based around the Impressionist era in Paris. She is anthologised in ‘Best Paris Stories’ and was selected as the Editorial Committee Prize winner of that anthology. She has been shortlisted in the Mslexia short story competition. Several of her scripts have been shortlisted in international script competitions while her short screenplay, ‘Surfing with William’ was filmed in Derry, produced by Northern Ireland Screen and the British Film Institute. Lisa has worked in both the print and broadcast media and also with the Johnston Press Group as a weekly columnist. Her second novel; ‘Anatomy of a Jump’ is currently with an agent and she is working on a follow-up.
Music by Callum Keaveney
Debut North Words Appearance by this Singer song writer from Letterkenny . Callum plays guitar & piano on his new EP recorded in Mo +Co. Moya Brennan's Studio. He has appeared in CluBeo, Leo’s Tavern and plays gigs regularly around the north west.
What a great line up, and admission is free. There's even an open mic for those keen to read their own work. I'm looking forward to it.