The Impartial Reporter noted our visit to Aras an Uachtarain with an article and photo of our group in their Thursday, 28th July edition of the paper.
The Fermanagh Herald has featured our writing group in this week’s edition of the paper. Even though we meet weekly in Enniskillen many local people are not aware of our group. So the Herald’s article will give them a taste of who we are and what we do. Several members of our group submitted stories and poems to the paper and they chose Diane Jardel’s poem, The Mirror to include with the article.
On Tuesday night Fermanagh Creative Writers Group held our second AGM. We’re 2 years old and celebrated with some wonderful fadge bread smeared with butter and jam.
On behalf of our members, we wish to thank last year’s committee, led for most of the year by Chair, Diane Jardel, and for the last 3 months by Vice-chair, Ian Butler, for the hard work they did.
We would also like to welcome our new committee: Chair, Tony Viney; Vice-chair, Ian Butler; Treasurer, Peter Byrne; Secretary, Dianne Trimble and member without portfolio (with responsibility for co-ordinating fundraising), Marie Connor.
Here’s some more photos from the evening:
‘Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I’ll tell you a story.’
With the above quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald for inspiration writers attending the workshop were challenged to be daring and push the boundaries in our writing. The Deppes encouraged us to find new ways to express our thoughts on paper.
On Saturday, 29th January we hosted an information workshop for local writers. Fred Johnston, a writer with many years experience in journalism, creative writing and tutoring writing courses, led our Getting Published workshop at Fermanagh House in Enniskillen. He provided information about opportunities in many areas of publishing and participants asked questions about the specific topics that interested them. The half day workshop flew by and participants were still asking questions as we left the building.
We’ve just heard the news and want to share it with you – our member, Damian McGirr is a finalist in this year’s Bard of Armagh Humorous Verse competition. He will be reading his poem, Not Another Summons, at the contest. The Finals are in Armagh on 19th November and we wish Damian the best of luck – we’re rooting for him!
At Readings By Local Writers on Sunday Fermanagh Creative Writing Group launched our first publication: Stories From Charlie’s Bar. These stories and poems by our members were compiled by Ken Ramsey, with an introduction to the group by our secretary, Dianne Trimble. Many of the pieces were recently printed in the Impartial Reporter series which featured our members but there’s also some new material too. More information and copies may be obtained from Ken Ramsey. Click on Ken’s name for contact details.
Yesterday the Fermanagh Creative Writing Group presented Readings By Local Writers in the back room of Charlie’s Bar. We shared poems and stories that ranged from reminiscences about childhood adventures to tales evoking bygone days to thought provoking political/religious thrillers and a variety of other material as well.
Here’s some images from the afternoon: