The Limerick Writers’ Centre
The Feb 2020 ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering
Thurs 6th Feb at The People’s Museum of Limerick, Pery Sq. Start 8pm
This month we are delighted to welcome poets Richard W. Halperin and Frances Browner PLUS the Open-Mic!
Richard W. Halperin has Irish/U.S. dual nationality. His poetry has been widely published in Ireland and the U.K. The poem ‘Snow Falling, Lady Murasaki Watching’ is on permanent display in the foyer of the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo. He had had three collections published by Salmon Poetry; the most recent is Quiet in a Quiet House, 2016. He has had six chapbooks published by Lapwing, Belfast; the most recent is Prisms, January 2017.
Frances Browner grew up in Dublin, lived in New York for twenty years and now resides in Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Her poems have appeared in Skylight 47, Tales from the Forest, Poems on the Edge, The Ogham Stone, Irish Examiner, Ink Sweat & Tears, A New Ulster, Cold Coffee Stand, Bray Arts Journal, Poetry24, Boyne Berries and on Limerick’s Poetry Trail, Poetry Walls and ‘Bring your Limerick to Limerick’ finals. Her Micro-Chapbook of fifteen poems, Selfies, was launched online by Ghost City Press, Syracuse, New York, in their summer series, July 2019. She has had short stories and memoir pieces published and broadcast on radio and currently tutors creative writing and history with Dun Laoghaire/Dublin ETB. Frances facilitates the weekly workshop, Scríobh Arís, for Greystones Cancer Support and the monthly Poets Parlour open-mic in Greystones. Her recent collection Roots and Wings was published by Revival Press in 2020.
Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers. Even if you don’t write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.
NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD’s etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.
The Limerick Writers’ Centre is currently unfunded and depends for revenue from sales of books and donations.