Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nothing like a bit of Reading

Apart from our short walking holiday at the beginning of September, this month has been a bit of a disaster.  Being unwell has not helped, and in a way I look forward to welcoming a new month a bit like welcoming a new year, as if it might be full of great and wonderful possibilities.  You will all be pleased to know, that I'm on the mend, and my daughter is getting there too.  Plenty of bed rest and pill popping, with some TLC fired in for good measure - although I notice now that I'm up and about, the mere fact that I'm going around on two legs somehow means in the eyes of other members of the family, that things are back to normal!

Anyhow, we're getting there, and deffo by next Monday, which is the reason for this blog post, I will be fully recovered.

The Country Library, Tallaght, are currently presenting a six part series of conversations & readings by local and visiting poets, and prose writers.

The series has been developed and facilitated by Award Winning local Author and Poet, Eileen Casey.

This Monday the 3rd October - Yours truly will be reading as part of this series, along with two terrific writers, Colm Keegan and Brian Kirk (bios below).  I am really looking forward to the readings, as we each have very distinctive styles.  I met both of these guys a few years back when we were part of a workshop given by Dermot Bolger, then writer in residence for SDCC, and apart from having a huge admiration for their work, I also think, they are two great blokes.

I know Tallaght might be a little far for some of you, but I hope you can make it, as it should be a wonderful evening.  Readings begin at 7.p.m. 

I won't bore you with my pic and bio, but here are the two lads.

   Brian Kirk has been shortlisted for various awards including Hennessy Awards in 2008 and 2011.  His stories and poems have appeared in The Sunday Tribune, The Stony Thursday Book, Crannog, Revival, Boyne Berries, Wordlegs and various anthologies. 

Colm Keegan writes poetry, short stories and screenplays.  He also runs Nighthawks, Dublin’s premier arts night, and was part of 'Three Men Talking About Things That They Kinda Know About' in this year's Dublin Fringe Festival .  Shortlisted for three Hennessy Awards for both fiction and poetry.


  1. Glad to hear you're almost back to normal. I will certainly try to get along to this.

  2. I'm glad to hear you're feeling more like yourself again, hopefully the good weather that has just arrived (bit of a miracle really) will really get you over it. What a bind - apologies for my not so sympathetic comment a few posts back!

    Sorry to missing what looks like a very good night.

  3. No worries Titus - good to hear from you:)

  4. Yes, Louise, glad you're on the mend and I wish you a full recovery soonest. The reading sounds exciting, congratulations. Have a terrific time. I'll be there in spirit.

  5. Glad to hear you're feeling better, Louise! Sadly, Tallaght is much too far away for me, but I hope it goes really well.

  6. Ah thanks Ethel - I can use all the spirits I can get!

    Thanks Emma - good to hear from you:)

  7. I actually live in Tallaght but I'm working on Monday :( Best of luck!

  8. Louise,

    Unfortunately I cannot make Tallagh, t'is a wee bit too far, for an after work journey for me ;)

    However, have a ball, as you will. I just know you are great fun.

    I am so glad you & your daughter are healing.

    Enjoy & I do hope we meet soon?!?

  9. I wish I could say I'll be there with bells on ... however I will be in spirit anyway.
    Glad you are feeling better.
    Isabel x

  10. Hope you have a good night, and are better by monday. Enjoy, looking forward to hearing about it:)


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