Saturday, 25 April 2015

North West Words April 2015 Arts Night

Next Thursday 30th April is North West Words Arts Night - Cafe Blend, Letterkenny at 8pm. I'm particularly looking forward to it as I wasn't able to go last month.

This month's featured writer is Marie Hannigan. I've heard Marie read her work a few times on Sunday Miscellany live recordings at the Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival. She's a pleasure to listen to. Here's a recent example from October 2014 - Miracles by Marie Hannigan  (you'll find it at about 00: 15:15 on the podcast). A very talented writer, she has also facilitated workshops; I attended one about writing stories at Carn Lodge organised by Denise Blake a few years ago, and would highly recommend the experience if you ever get the chance.    

See North West Words Website: Marie Hannigan was born in London and grew up in the fishing port of Killybegs. Her first stories were published in New Irish Writing. A Hennessy nominee, she was twice winner of Listowel Writers’ Week Short Story Award and the Annaghamakerrig Award. She has written drama for radio, television and theatre. Her novel, “Tide Riders” was one of the winners of the inaugural Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair. Marie’s current novel, “Into the Fire,” is set in the very near future.

On the same night there is the launch of an exhibition of Eamonn Bonner's photographs. Eamonn is the MC of North West Words, and if you've ever attended the Arts Night, you'll know what a great job he does. He is also a photographer and poet and combines the two in Donegal Poetry Cards. For further details see North West Words Website

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