Issue 15 - Hallowe'en! 5 poems by featured poet Kate Ennals Editorial, Issue 15 Hallowe’en – some thoughts on the season and some dark poetry. Welcome to the dark side... While we have your attention; The Blue Nib does not charge for access, we do not have a paywall in place like so many other magaz...
A big shout out to Pauric Brennan, founding member of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative, for his inaugural 'Carlow International Film Festival', which was a big success at the weekend. The first of many... ... See MoreSee Less
The Carlow Writers' Co-Operative are happy to announce the time and date of their next event. We are reading in Carlow Town Library on Tuesday night, the 28th of November at 8.00 p.m. Our special guests on the night include the Carlow College/St Patrick's writer-in-residence Michael McCarthy and Kilkenny based poet Mark Roper, who will join us for the Carlow launch of his latest volume 'Bindweed'. You are all very welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
The Carlow International Film Festival is on its way...
Carlow International Film FestivalNov 3, 7:00pmThe BoneyardThe Carlow International Film Festival aims to showcase the best in international films from all over the world. The film festival’s best movies will be shown in locations in Carlow, Ireland. Film exhibition date: November 3-5 2017
The list of movies selected for exhibition by the jury will be presented in the Official Selection section of our official website. The Carlow International Film Festival will celebrate the very best in Short Films, Features, Music Video and Animation in all genres - Sci-fi, Horror, Comedy, Romance, Action, Thriller and etc. The judging criteria will take into account elements such as quality of story line, creativity, production quality, acting, soundtrack, and editing. The films with the highest scores become an official entry for 2017. Films with good audio and strong stories have the greatest chance of being selected. Tickets on the door for Boneyard Events Library Events Free... See MoreSee Less
Carlow College/St Patrick's writer-in-residence this term, Michael Mc Carthy is an experienced workshop facilitator. He is hosting 'The Writing Room' in Carlow College/St Patrick's this term on Tuesdays from 1.00 to 2.00 p.m.
In these sessions Michael provides writing prompts to all who are present for the course of the hour. Folk write in response and then they are invited to share what they have written, if they so wish.
These sessions happen in Philopsophy Hall, please ask at Reception to be buzzed in. Members of the public are welcome to attend. ... See MoreSee Less
This is just to remind folk that Carlow College/St Patrick's writer-in-residence, Michael Mc Carthy, is happy to critique new writing from writers in the south-east region and further afield as part of his role this term.
You can email work to Michael, and arrange a meeting, at: firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
This is just to draw your attention to the exciting news that this year Carlow College/St Patrick’s has a writer in residence for the first term 2017-2018.
Read and admired by the novelists Hilary Mantel and Anne Enright, alongside the poet Michael Longley, Michael Mc Carthy is a past graduate of Carlow College/St Patrick’s. Having kept in touch with his alma mater over the years, Michael is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Carlow College/St Patrick’s community in the course of the year. He hopes to write poems about his experience in the college this term, remembering his time here and reflecting on how the College, rather like Ireland itself, has changed or evolved over the years. He wants to discover, and maybe even reveal, the Carlow College/St Patrick’s story.
Also, Michael will be available for a number of office hours in the course of each week in a type of literary consultancy/clinic basis. He will be happy to read and discuss the creative writing of college staff and learners, as well as work created in the Carlow area, and the wider hinterland of the south-east, insofar as his workload permits. Michael will be happy to review work created by beginners, intermediate, and advanced creative writers in the course of this first term.
If you could help us spread the word on this through all of your social media networks that would very much be appreciated. If you wish to get in touch with Michael, here is his college email: email@example.com. And this is the email by which writers can get in touch with Michael for a critique of their work. ... See MoreSee Less
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, 4:30pmDerek 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 firstname.lastname@example.org... See MoreSee Less
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.
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Time for some guerrilla poetry on the streets of Carlow...
Guerrilla Poetry WorkshopSep 23, 10:00amGueriila 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 ...
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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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
Carlow Arts Office 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 ... See MoreSee Less