Drogheda Cre­ative Writ­ers com­mence se­ries of meet­ings

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AF­TER a suc­cess­ful re­vival year in 2018, Drogheda Cre­ative Writ­ers will com­mence its fort­nightly meet­ings again on Jan­uary 14th at 7.30pm in Sars­fields Pub, Chord Road.

To top the usual read­ings and dis­cus­sions, Brian Quinn will re­mind us of the achieve­ments of one of the big names of Vic­to­rian times but not of­ten men­tioned these days – Al­fred Lord Ten­nyson. He was a mas­ter of po­etic skills, says Brian, like al­lit­er­a­tion and ono­matopoeia. We have a lot to learn from him even if we don’t share his sen­ti­men­tal­ity and ro­man­ti­cism. New mem­bers are wel­come.

Then on Jan­uary 28th comes our first Open Mic of the year with guest poet Michael Farry All writ­ers and po­ets are wel­come to lis­ten and read from their own work. Michael, a na­tive of Sligo but liv­ing in Meath, is a re­tired teacher, a poet and a his­to­rian. He was a found­ing mem­ber of Boyne Writ­ers Group in Trim and edited its mag­a­zine Boyne Berries. He has had two po­etry col­lec­tion pub­lished, Ask­ing for Direc­tions, by Dog­house Books, Tralee, in 2012 and The Age of Glass, by Re­vival Press, Lim­er­ick in June 2017. His po­etry has been pub­lished in jour­nals and an­tholo­gies in Ire­land, the UK, Amer­ica, Is­rael, In­dia, Aus­tralia and Canada and poems of his have won prizes in com­pe­ti­tions. His his­tory book, Sligo, The Ir­ish Revo­lu­tion 1912-1923, was pub­lished in 2012 by Four Courts Press, Dublin.

Plans are in hand for a full pro­gramme of meet­ings and ac­tiv­i­ties in 2019 in­clud­ing cel­e­bra­tion of Na­tional Po­etry Day and Cul­ture Night as well as tak­ing part in the Fleadh Cheoil again and pub­lish­ing an an­thol­ogy. Meet­ings are on the sec­ond and fourth Mon­day of ev­ery month in the Liv­ing Room Bar at Sars­fields Pub.

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