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The Welsh dynamo, Dominic Williams, will read as part of Carlow's Penfest 2017 event. This reading will see the Carlow launch of his debut collection from Three Throated Press.

The Director of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative, Derek Coyle, will also shared this reading with Dominic, and he will read poems inspired by the Swedish residency he participated in during the summer, a residency curated by Dominic. In the course of the reading, Derek will also discuss some of the processes by which the poems were created, the inspiration, as it were, behind them.

Poetry Reading: Derek Coyle & Dominic WilliamsSep 23, 4:30pmSt Patrick's College CarlowDerek Coyle has published poems and reviews in the United States, Britain and Ireland. He has been shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Award (2010, 2014), the Bradshaw Prize (2011), and in 2012 he was a chosen poet for the Poetry Ireland ‘Introductions Series’. In 2013 he was a runner-up in the Bradshaw Prize. Derek has read his poems in museums, galleries, lecture halls, pubs and Thai restaurants in Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Wales and the United States.

Dominic Williams is the MC of West Wales’ most established monthly spoken word event, Poems and Pints at the Queens. This event at Carlow Penfest will be the Irish launch for his debut collection from Three Throated Press and why we were all going. Dominic has read his poems at the Dinefwr Literature Festival, The Tramore Promenade Festival, The Coracle Street Festival, The Old Town Festival, The Pili Pala Festival and the Tranås at the Fringe Literary Festival.

The Wales Spoken-word and Poetry Alliance (WISPA) project is a community funded and led project that facilitates local literary groups in Wales and Ireland to support members of their community to engage in short term performance and cultural exchanges between the two nations.

To book a place call Fiona at 059 9129705 or email library@carlowcoco.ie
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Poetry Reading: Derek Coyle & Dominic Williams

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Creative Writing for Beginners with Sarah Maria GriffinSep 23, 10:30amCarlow County LibraryCreative Ireland: PenFest 2017

Join Sarah Maria Griffin for a creative writing masterclass as part of PenFest 2017 in Carlow Central Library. Suitable for beginners, poet, author and creative writing tutor will provide an exciting and engaging workshop for emerging writers over the PenFest weekend.

To book a place call Fiona at 059 9129705 or email library@carlowcoco.ie
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Creative Writing for Beginners with Sarah Maria Griffin

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Time for some guerrilla poetry on the streets of Carlow...

Guerrilla Poetry WorkshopSep 23, 10:00amSt Patrick's College CarlowGueriila poetry is the promotion of the language arts and literary messages through unexpectedcetd channels. For the last four years Welsh poet @[637507796:2048:Dominic Williams] has been delivering practical guerrilla poetry workshops on behalf of literary community interest company @[255816194466315:274:Write4Word] at the annual "Tranås at the Fringe" literary festival in Sweden. This international collaboration is part of the @[150729488313242:274:Coracle Europe] cultural exchange partnership. From sonnets in your shoe-fitting to rubber snakes falling from the sky, on Saturday morning Dominic will talk about some of the guerrilla poetry exercises he has led in Sweden. The workshp will also include a collaborative interactive element ...

To book a place contact Fiona at 059 9129705 or email library@carlowcoco.ie
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Join Carlow College, St. Patrick’s Poet in Residence, Michael McCarthy for a workshop on writing poetry. The workshop is suitable for absolute beginners and those with some experience of writing in the poetic form. This is Michael’s debut engagement as Poet in Residence with Carlow College. A former pupil, Michael has published three poetry collections as well as two children’s illustrated books which were translated into seventeen languages. A winner of the Patrick Kavanagh award, Michael has always treasured his time at Carlow College, has kept in touch with the College over the intervening years, and is thrilled to be invited back as Poet in Residence for the semester beginning in September 2017.
Venue: Therry Hall, Carlow College St. Patricks.
To Book: Phone Fiona at 059 9129705 or email library@carlowcoco.ie

Poetry for Beginners & Intermediate with Michael McCarthySep 23, 2:00pmCarlow County LibraryJoin Carlow College, St. Patrick’s Poet in Residence, Michael McCarthy for a workshop on writing poetry. The workshop is suitable for absolute beginners and those with some experience of writing in the poetic form. This is Michael’s debut engagement as Poet in Residence with Carlow College. A former pupil, Michael has published three poetry collections as well as two children’s illustrated books which were translated into seventeen languages. A winner of the Patrick Kavanagh award, Michael has always treasured his time at Carlow College, has kept in touch with the College over the intervening years, and is thrilled to be invited back as Poet in Residence for the semester beginning in September 2017.

Venue: Therry Hall, Carlow College St. Patricks.

To Book: Phone Fiona at 059 9129705 or email library@carlowcoco.ie
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Well done to Carlow Writers' Co-Operative member, Clifton Redmond, for having his poem 'Super Hero' published in this international journal. Great news, Clifton, well done.

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Issue 53 of The Ofi Press with poetry, fiction, reviews and interviews from around the world.
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Carlow Writers' Co-Operative member, Derek Coyle, has had five poems accepted by the Editor of 'The Blue Nib' poetry magazine.

They are: 'Carlow Poem #61', 'Kathleen Ni Houlihan', 'The Shoulder', 'Tranås Poem #213', and, finally, 'Ove Fundin Dreams Tranås'.

Three of these poems were written during the summer when Derek was a writer-in-residence as part of the literary residency (including three other poets) in the Kultivera institute in Tranås, Sweden, this June/July.
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Congratulations, Derek!

Members of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative take part in the Carlow Take A Part initiative, under the auspices of the Carlow Arts Office. This consisted of a writing workshop with poet Sarah Clancy and then some time with printmaker Kate O'Shea, of the Limerick School of Art and Design. Lots of fun was had, writing poems, writing manifestos, and then printing books and banners.

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More pictures of our weekend with Carlow Writers' Co-operative Group and Take a Part Carlow along with artists Sarah Clancy and Kate O'Shea. Fantastic
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Members of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative took part in a Creative Writing workshop with Galway poet, Sarah Clancy, and printmaker, Kate O' Shea, from the Limerick School of Art and Design. This was all made possible by the efforts of the Carlow Arts Office, part of the Carlow Take A Part initiative. The poems were written, the manifestos were conceived, and the prints were made. This really was a great two-day workshop.

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Another great day with Take a Part Carlow at Askea Parish Centre with poet Sarah Clancy... Thank you and we hope to see Sarah along with print artist Kate O Shea in Carlow again. Manifestos written and slogans emerging by the people of Carlow.. And Carlow Writers' Co-operative Group
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Members of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative got stuck into the writing in this workshop run by Sarah Clancy, poet, political activist, and author of two volumes published by Salmon Poetry. We responded to a range of prompts by Sarah, and then we got stuck into working on some prints with Kate O' Shea of the Limerick School of Art and Design. A lot of fun was had. Tomorrow we write and print our personal manifestos, and we will write and print one for the group. ... See MoreSee Less

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Since performing with the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative during the summer, Andrew Nuño and Adrian Nuño have been very busy, working on a film short with Lauryn Lugo. These guys all keep things moving, fair play. We are all looking forward to the premier of the film short. It is coming soon.

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Here it is, everyone! The LITTLE THINGS trailer is here!
Thank you so much to everyone for their support of this project thus far. We are so excited to finally share this trailer with you guys. Check it out and please give it a like and share if you can!

Next up, a behind-the-scenes featurette coming your way and then the film itself!

(Sorry Noah Surratt and Erika Oesau, Facebook would only let us tag so many people.)
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Some of you folks might consider submitting to this one...The Blue Nib is now open for submissions for issue 12 of the magazine which will come out on the 18th of September. We are accepting exceptional poetry, articles and opinion pieces.

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www.magazine.thebluenib.com

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Well done to Simon Lewis, Carlow Writers' Co-Operative member, for being shortlisted for this prize.

The latest iteration of the Fortnight Prize now has its shortlist, see below. Winner announced tomorrow!

1. Anne Walsh Donnelly – 'Your Guide To Becoming A Writer'

2. Beth Brooke - 'I Miss You Today'

3. Bill Garten – 'Recover'

4. Carol Stewart - 'The Eleventh Hour'

5. Carrie Magness Radna – 'Resentment'

6. Daniel Duffy - 'President Returns To New York For Brief First Visit'

7. Emily Sage - 'Arabesque #1 Debussy'

8. Kerry O’Shea – 'Artwork By Hillel'

9. Lou Heron- 'The Eternal Spring',

10. Maria Castro Domiguez – 'A Better You'

11. Nazariy Telyuk - 'Smoking A Cigarette'

12. PC Vandell – 'After A Poem By Sylvia Plath'

13. Simon Lewis – 'Searching For Peter Shirtliff'

14. Wheeler Light 'Life Jacket'
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Sarah Clancy is giving a workshop in Carlow next weekend.

There are a few places left for this two day workshop. The artist Kate O'Shea wil also work with the group to print and create 'things' from the writing that is generated.
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Sarah Clancy is giving a workshop in Carlow next weekend. 

There are a few places left for this two day workshop. The artist Kate OShea wil also work with the group to print and create things from the writing that is generated.

Carlow Writers' Co-Operative member, Derek Coyle has had his poem 'The Tiger of Annam (strolls through the Chelsea Hotel)' selected as one of the Best of the Net 2017 poems, for the publication edited by Kate Garret called 'Three Drops from a Cauldron' in which the poem first appeared. ... See MoreSee Less

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warmest congratulations Derek

Well deserved, Derek.

This will be a super writing class, by Breda Wall Ryan. Members of the Co-Operative have taken classes with Breda on occasion and have always found the class a great opportunity to generate new, fresh work in a safe and encouraging environment. Highly recommended.Like, share and spread the word to fill these fab facilitators' workshops! I'm off to the library to stick 'em up! If you'd like to put up a poster for us, let me know and I'll send you the PDF. ... See MoreSee Less

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This will be a super writing class, by Breda Wall Ryan. Members of the Co-Operative have taken classes with Breda on occasion and have always found the class a great opportunity to generate new, fresh work in a safe and encouraging environment. Highly recommended.

 

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Carlow Penfest 2017 is on its way shortly...Watch this space for an imminent announcement of the programme!!!

Some very interesting writing opportunities are wending their way the Carlow direction. Watch this space for news in coming days...

Penfest 2017Sep 23, 10:00amCarlow County LibraryAn intimate venue, focused workshops and a chance to meet masters of Ireland's literary world are amongst the treats on offer at PenFest 2017 in Carlow for one weekend in September. More details over the next couple of weeks!
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