Dundalk writers to hold open mike event

The Dundalk Writers Group

The Dundalk Writers Group

The Dundalk Writers Group have announced details of their Open Mike Day on Saturday 10 May.

It will take place at the Market Bar (at Ulster Bank) Clanbrassil Street starting at 2pm and going on to 5pm. All are welcome.

They will be joined by Gillian Writing Group Ballyboro and Boyne Berries from Trim.

Then at Oriel Jail at the Garda Barracks, at 7.30pm that evening, Mary O’Donnell from Monaghan and Michael Farry from Trim, will give readings.

Mary O’Donnell has had a very successful writing career and will publish a new novel and poetry collection in the summer.

Michael Farry is originally from Sligo and is a very successful poet.

The group will be joined by a writer’s group from Bailieboro, county Cavan.

Dundalk Writers’ Group announcing details of Open Mike Day on Saturday 10 May.

The writers in the group, which evolved from other creative activities around the area, create mainly short stories and poetry.

From time to time Dundalk Writers have invited established writers to read their work and this has been a big success.

Some members have already enjoyed national success in various literary festivals in Ireland.

Fifteen members gathered a collection of their best work: this anthology, called ‘Nest’, was edited by well-known writer Barbara Smith.

The book was launched by writer, film director, producer and rock and roller Ferdia Mac Anna who was a writer in residence at Dundalk Institute of Technology an initiative supported by CreateLouth, the Arts Service of Louth Local Authorities.

Coordinator of the group John Noonan said “there’s something for everyone in the book”.

“There are some shorter stories, some longer stories and some humorous verse.

“This is the first collection from our group, having spent three years meeting and sharing ideas about creative writing.

“We are always looking for new members.

“No one owns this group and all are welcome.”


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