Tuesdays at Charlie’s has been getting some media attention during the past week and our members have stepped up to the mark to talk about the book. Cait Vallely was interviewed on Ocean FM last Thursday. She had a great chat with Margaret C Flynn on her radio programme about the book and the many types of stories included in it. Ian Butler was interviewed by Roisin Gorman of the Sunday World last weekend about his forthcoming novel, Burger Bar Dad, and also Tuesdays’ upcoming launch. Angela McCabe was interviewed by the Leitrim Observerabout the book and the Ballinamore launch in August and her interview will be in the paper this week.The book is also popping up online. Writing.Ie (www.writing.ie) has posted an article by our secretary, Dianne Trimble, about the process we went through to produce the book and how it turned out. It’s on their website at:http://writing.ie/writers-toolbox/getting-published/more-publishing-options/591-tuesdays-at-charlies-fermanagh-writers-group.html
They have also listed our launch in their events page and they will be reviewing the book soon.
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Yesterday afternoon, during Heritage Open Days , Fermanagh Creative Writing Group took up residence in Enniskillen Castle Museum’s Barrack Storeroom. We had a great time hosting an Open Mic Afternoon for writers – and listeners were eagerly invited in. Many of our members read their work and we also welcomed several other writers from the local area who shared stories and poems with us,
including authors Seamas MacAnnaidh and Rosemary Gilchrist.
Writers and members of the public (some of whom dropped in while they were visiting the museum) all enjoyed the afternoon.
Mindful of this, our member Gordon Williams restricted himself to several 50 word stories to kick off the readings. We heard funny poems, serious poems, epic poems and the whole gamut of short stories too. The audience never knew what to expect next when a writer stepped up to the podium but they were never disappointed.
Holed up inside on a rainy afternoon we needed sustenance to fortify us before we stepped up to the mike. So we had a table laden with caffeine fixes (tea and coffee) and an assortment of nibbles that included sweet sushi, loads of biscuits, wheat free cake and very sticky, gooey cake. The health conscious and sugar junkies were all catered for.
A Fine Bright Day Today, Ian Butler’s rousing account of events during the Battle Of Britain and Irish pilot, Brendan Finucane’s contribution to the Allied victory is in this week’s Impartial Reporter.
Ian, vice-chairman of Fermanagh Creative Writing Group, arrived in Fermanagh in 2008. Originally from England, he is a former social worker who is recuperating from a stroke. He runs Handibooks, an online bookshop, and he is inspired to write by the beauty and tranquillity of the Fermanagh lakes.