These are the news….
Here at Last!
4 writing opportunities, 4 deadlines
Allingham Flash Fiction and Poetry – September 17
Allingham Path to Publication Workshop – October 1
Loughshore Lines Anthology – deadline extended to September 4
Just Write Online Workshop – early-bird rate ends September 7
Only Three Weeks to the Deadline
Dedalus Press Spring 2021 Mentorship Programme
An Experiment in Publishing
Tom Sigafoos writes:
County Donegal, Ireland, 1884. Your island home is threatened with evictions. How far would you go to stop them?
The fates of two men – Ruari Mullan of Tory Island, and Sub-Lieutenant William Gubby of HMS Wasp – intersect in the disastrous arc of the Irish Land Wars.
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Geopark Poetry Map
Write a poem to celebrate a site in Fermanagh and Cavan’s UNESCO Geopark.
To assist all poets MAC UNESCO Global Geopark is providing a pdf map of the Geopark and accompanying background information.
For more details contact Bee Smith at GeoparkPoetryMap@gmail.com.
A Taste of the Arts
Magheralough Primary School
So – here we are tonight on the longest day of the year, closing the doors of Magheralough Primary school.
The closure of Magheralough is not merely the closing of a quaint, rural school building. It is the closing of an educational community, the closure of a learning community and the closure of a social community which dates back hundreds of years. Continue reading “Magheralough Primary School”
An Ambush for the Imagination
I’m a big fan of writing workshops. It doesn’t matter to me what the genre is; I find that I can always learn something new about the craft of writing. I write poetry primarily so, naturally, I am a little more excited when the session is tutored by a poet. In August 2018 Fermanagh Writers hosted well-known Dublin poet and writer Colm Keegan for a full-day workshop. Colm called it Poetry in Motion and during the course of the day he certainly kept our pens in motion. He also said it was an ambush for your imagination and that was very true in my case.