Publish, and Storm Lorenzo, be damned!

108 micro reads on fidelity, by Edward O'Dwyer. Monday 7 at Sexton's Bar.

Publishing art and literature

LIMERICK Writers’ Centre has secured a neighbouring, upmarket venue for its next gig, The People’s Museum of Limerick.  This beautiful building is next door to No. 1 Pery Square Hotel and faces People’s Park; you and I know it alternately as No. 2 Pery Square and as Culture House.

Tonight, stormy Thursday October 3 at 8pm, the Centre is host there to writers Keith Armstrong and from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Mr Peter Dixon. Yes, folks, this gig is still on, confirmed at 4.30pm today.

“Peter Dixon will talk with Keith with illustrated examples of their work together over the years,” reports organiser Dominic (the indomitable) Taylor. “Keith Armstrong  has worked as a community worker, poet, librarian and publisher. He is coordinator of the Northern Voices Community Projects creative writing and community publishing enterprise.”

From 2005 to 2015, Dixon co-edited and designed the regional Arts and Listings monthly magazine ‘The Informer’ which distributed 25,000 free copies throughout North East Britain.


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Three for one at Sexton’s

LIMERICK Writers’ Centre groups again on Monday 7, this time at Sexton’s funky bar on Henry Street for the monthly On The Nail gathering, 7.30pm. Three fine poets/ novelists/ writers will read their works: Christopher Boucher, Dan Mooney (a skilled actor, too) and Edward O’Dwyer.

As with all the Centre’s events, entry is free and the mellow welcome is extended to everybody.

Artists’ notes as follows:

Christopher Boucher is the author of the novels How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive (2011), Golden Delicious (2016) and Big Giant Floating Head (2019), all out from Melville House. He’s also the editor of Jonathan Lethem’s nonfiction collection More Alive and Less Lonely: On Books and Writers (Melville House, 2017) and the Managing Editor of the literary journal Post Road. Chris lives in Massachusetts and teaches writing and literature at Boston College. In his free time, he plays the five-string banjo.

Dan Mooney is a writer, air traffic controller and amateur filmmaker, with one of his short films broadcast on national TV. Dan is also a fan of amateur dramatics, rugby and is a friend to many cats. He wrote his first piece of fiction for a child-operated local newspaper at age ten and has been writing ever since. He is the author of Me, Myself and Them (June 2017) and The Great Unexpected (2018).

Edward O’Dwyer is from Limerick and writes poetry and fiction. He has two collections of poetry to date, published by Salmon Poetry – The Rain on Cruise’s Street (2014) and Bad News, Good News, Bad News (2017). His work has been published in journals throughout the world and been nominated for Pushcart, Forward and Best of the Web prizes regularly. He has most recently completed a book of comic micro-fictions, Cheat Sheets, and is working on a third poetry collection.