The Carlow Writers' Co-Operative have a really exciting date for the diary!!! Shakespearian actor, Guy Moore, joins two long-time favourites on the Carlow acting scene, Mary Doyle and Margaret McKenna, for this original Carlow debut.
Guy has performed in 'King Lear', 'Macbeth', and 'The Duchess of Malfi', in the Globe Theatre in London, for the Royal Theatre, and for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Mary Doyle is a longtime stalwart of the Carlow Little Theatre, and who has ony recently regaled Carlow with her interpretation of Betty Burgess in 'The Plough and the Stars', amongst others. And Margaret McKenna has recently played John B. Keane's Big Maggie on a national tour.
Our actors will be joined on the night by Carlow College/St Patrick's Morgan Buckley on classical guitar. Morgan has trained at the Royal College of Music, and Trinity College in London, as well as at Cambridge University. He has performed in the National Gallery Trafalgar Square, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Bath Guitar Festival, and the National Concert Hall of Ireland. Morgan has commissioned new works from diverse composers based in Ireland, the U.S., Spain, Turkey, France, Brazil, and the U.K.
The evening will consist of a dramatic interpretation of new and original writings from the members of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative.
This has to be one of the best nights out in CARLOW this season. Grab a friend and get there early for the food, chat and wine.
It is great to see a new generation of poets featured in the shortlist for the Poetry Now Award. And the Co-Operative are particularly pleased to see our friend Mark Roper featured on the short-list. We read with Mark in November at a very enjoyable evening at Carlow Library. ... See MoreSee Less
The Director of the Carlow Writers' Co-Opertive, Derek Coyle, has had his 'Thought' accepted for publication in Boyne Berries 23. This will be published in late March/early April. This poem was created in the course of the residency of Michael McCarthy, when he was the poet-in-residence in Carlow College/St Patrick's. As always, members of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative are keeping busy!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Poetry Workshop for emerging poets with Jackie Kay Friday 26 January (am) Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1 Tickets: Free, by application only "Kay’s strength as a poet has always been her clear, plain style, and its fearless spoken poignancy" - Daily Telegraph One of Scotland's ...
The Carlow Writers' Co-Operative are delighted to announce that our friend and fellow writer, Patrick Parks, has a new novel out in May. Pat spent time with the Co-Operative in 2015 when he spent a term in Ireland at Carlow College/St Patrick's. Pat read with us in VISUAL as part of our response to Yeats 2015.
Pat's novel is Tucumcari, and it is available to order here:
I love the cover, Patrick Parks!! And to see your name there. You must be very proud!!!
I certainly am!
They arrived today, and they look fantastic. Kate O' Shea worked so hard on these. And our thanks to Sile Penkert of Take A Part Carlow for making this all happen. And to Sarah Clancy for the workshop in which the manifestos were born!
Members of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative: Clifton Redmond, Pauline Flynn and Doreena Jennings, along with myself, joined Ger O Neill and Liam Regan in this very innovative endeavour! These beautiful hand-printed Zines, of all the manifestos we created at our Sarah Clancy workshops last September arrived into our hands today. A huge 'merci beaucoup' to Kate O' Shea of Limerick Print Makers for these distinctive, unique hand-crafted 'objects'.
Our thanks too to the 'Take A Part' project, funded by Carlow County Council and which took place in the Askea Parish Centre. ... See MoreSee Less
The Carlow Writers' Co-Operative are delighted to be joined for this term by Christina Marrocco from Elgin Community College in Illinois.
Christina Marrocco is an assistant professor of English at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois. There, she teaches Advanced Fiction and Poetry Writing and various Literature and Composition courses, and has facilitated the Creative Writing Club and acted as the Assistant Director of The Writers Centre. Christina holds a BA in English, an MA in Professional Writing and Rhetoric, and a PhD in Rhetoric and Late American Literature with a certificate in Women’s Studies, all from Northern Illinois University.
Guy Moore, who lives in the Elgin area, but who originally hails from the U.K. is a trained Shakespearian actor and he will be working with the Co-Operative in the course of this term also. Guy is a graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, which is a drama school in Bristol, England that provides training in acting for film, television and theatre. It is one of the most prestigious drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded by Laurence Olivier in 1946. Since graduation Guy has been involved in a series of exciting productions, but he will be working on something special and unique whilst he is in Carlow - and more of that shall be revealed later.
We are very excited about the mighty prospects that lie ahead, and we are very much looking forward to it. Welcome to Carlow, Christina and Guy!!! ... See MoreSee Less
2018 Competition 20 photos, 20 Lines (or less..), 20 prizes and 20 years of Strokestown. Help us Celebrate 20 Years of Strokestown Poetry Festivals! It may be hard to believe, but 2018 marks the 20th International Poetry Festival in Strokestown, making it one of Ireland’s longest running literary ...
Results – Chapbook Contest – Summer/Autumn 2017 A big welcome to you all and here are the results and the judge’s comments from Michael Blackburn Dave Kavanagh will be contacting the prizewinners on 18th December 2017 to arrange the prizes RESULTS Winners: 1st: Derek Kannemey...