Our secretary, Dianne Trimble, writing as Dianne Ascroft, has had a short story, A World Apart, published on digital publisher, Dead Ink’s website. It’s an amusing story about adapting to a new land and a new life. Dead Ink is a relatively new digital publisher, partly funded by the Arts Council England.
The story A World Apart , is available to read here:
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.
Gordon Williams’ heartwarming tale, Cut Final, evokes the power of team spirit in this week’s Impartial Reporter.
Gordon, a native of Manchester, moved to Fermanagh in 1984. He says he began writing 9 years ago and hasn’t stopped yet. His stories deftly convey the complexity of human experience and emotion, capturing both humour and sorrow equally well. He has also recently completed a novel.
Dermot Maguire observes the way succesive owners of a country property stamp their personalities and lifestyles on it in Replacement. The short story is printed in this week’s edition of the Impartial Reporter.
A native of the Newtownbutler area, Dermot taught in Belfast for over 30 years before he returned to Fermanagh to retire. He published a local history of a rural area in the parish of Galloon, Drumlone At The Crossroads, in 2005.
Harry’s Band by Mariette Connor is this week’s story in the Impartial Reporter. Mariette takes readers back to the days of the dancebands in Ireland and one unusual gig.
Mariette is a native of Blackrock, Co Dublin and moved to Enniskillen in 2003. She lived for several years in Spain and has had stories and articles published in newspapers, magazines and anthologies in Ireland, UK and Spain.