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Two Carlow Writers' Co-Operative members, Simon Lewis and Derek Coyle, read last night in Hogan's Bar in Dublin as part of the annual Lithuanian Spring Poetry Festival. This is a big festival in Lithuania dating back to the 1950s and it gets to travel around the world to countries where there is a significant Lithuanian community present. It was a lovely occasion that brought contemporary poets from Lithuania to Ireland to read and to meet Irish poets. ... See MoreSee Less

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Two Carlow Writers Co-Operative members, Simon Lewis and Derek Coyle, read last night in Hogans Bar in Dublin as part of the annual Lithuanian Spring Poetry Festival. This is a big festival in Lithuania dating back to the 1950s and it gets to travel around the world to countries where there is a significant Lithuanian community present. It was a lovely occasion that brought contemporary poets from Lithuania to Ireland to read and to meet Irish poets.Image attachment

Calling all Carlow Spoken Word performers - come out and meet the maestro and hear the very best!New EVENT and AWARD ... calling for spoken word artists to e-audition to be selected by Cursed Murphy to compete for 200 euro prize! ... See MoreSee Less

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Calling all Carlow Spoken Word performers - come out and meet the maestro and hear the very best!

Members of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative look forward to working with the new Carlow Writer-in-Residence Darren Donohue. Darren begins his stint as WIR next Wednesday in Carlow Town Library from 1 - 3 as 'The Writing Room' shifts to the library from Carlow College, St Patrick's over the summer. The first session, from 1 - 2 is a general writing session; while from 2 - 3 the focus will be on dramatic writing.

Darren is a well established playwright, having worked with Dublin's Abbey Theatre, and across Europe and the U.S.
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Members of the Carlow Writers Co-Operative look forward to working with the new Carlow Writer-in-Residence Darren Donohue. Darren begins his stint as WIR next Wednesday in Carlow Town Library from 1 - 3 as The Writing Room shifts to the library from Carlow College, St Patricks over the summer. The first session, from 1 - 2 is a general writing session; while from 2 - 3 the focus will be on dramatic writing. 

Darren is a well established playwright, having worked with Dublins Abbey Theatre, and across Europe and the U.S.

The Director of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative, Derek Coyle, 'explains' the concept behind his 'Carlow Poems', every one of which is oddly numbered for a reason. He also reads 'Carlow Poem #157'. The footage is from the launch of 'Reading John Ashbery in Costa Coffee, Carlow' in Cobden Hall in Carlow College, St Patrick's on the 10th of April.

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Derek Coyle reading some of his poetry from his book “Reading John Ashbery in Costa Coffee, Carlow” during the launch tonight.
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4 weeks ago

Carlow Writers' Co-Operative Director, Derek Coyle, sees his book go out into the world for sale. His poetry collection is available in Carlow in Eason's at the Fairgreen Shopping Centre, in VISUAL, Carlow, and in the P.J. Brophy Library of Carlow College, St Patrick's. ... See MoreSee Less

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Very well done Derek. Happy Easter

A proud moment and well deserved.

The Carlow Writers' Co-Operative get a strong mention in the Acknowledgements of Derek Coyle's collection 'Reading John Ashbery in Costa Coffee, Carlow'. The Co-Op are praised for the vigour of their fortnightly critique meetings and for the creative projects they've been involved in which see so much new work being generated. The launch of Co-Op Director Derek Coyle's collection took place in Carlow College, St Patrick's on Wednesday the 10th of April 2019. The Co-Op's national and international links with Wexford, Wales and Sweden, were central to the genesis of this book.The Carlow Writers' Co-Operative get a strong mention in the Acknowledgements of Derek Coyle's collection 'Reading John Ashbery in Costa Coffee, Carlow'. The Co-Op are praised for the vigour of their fortnightly critique meetings and for the creative projects they've been involved in which see so much new work being generated. The launch of Co-Op Director Derek Coyle's collection took place in Carlow College, St Patrick's on Wednesday the 10th of April 2019. The Co-Op's national and international links with Wexford, Wales and Sweden, were central to the genesis of this book. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to Carlow Writers' Co-Operative member, Simon Lewis for his being highly commended in this competition. There were over 2,000 entries and Simon managed to land in the top 10. His poem was 'Man Talk', and it will feature in his upcoming collection which will be out later this year with Doire Press. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to Carlow Writers Co-Operative member, Simon Lewis for his being highly commended in this competition. There were over 2,000 entries and Simon managed to land in the top 10. His poem was Man Talk, and it will feature in his upcoming collection which will be out later this year with Doire Press.Image attachment

 

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Comhghairdeas Simon! Well done

A great achievement.

Comhghairdeas Simon! Well done

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Well done to Doreena Jennings on the fantastic performance of her play by Carlow Little Theatre actors. A very enjoyable night. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to Doreena Jennings on the fantastic performance of her play by Carlow Little Theatre actors. A very enjoyable night.

 

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Congrats Doreena đŸ™‚

Well done to the ever industrious Pauric Brennan, a former founding member of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative, in developing Carlow TV. We look forward to productions from himself and his crew, which includes Anthony Heaney, a well known figure on the Carlow scene, and Carlow Writers' Co-Operative member Lisa McAree. Wishing you all the very best in the new venture.

CWLTV
We are working very hard here behind the scenes to get CWLTV ready for its launch. Lisa and Anthony are out and about getting the stories that matter to county Carlow. Stay tuned we're coming real soon... Here's a teaser of some local programs coming your way.
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2 months ago

Carlow Writers' Co-Operative member, Clifton Redmond, brings it all home. Here he is reading his poem 'St Mogue's Well' at Cranavane Holy Well at Kildavin. He is being recorded by students of the B.Sc in Media and Tv from I.T. Carlow. This was part of a visit to sacred sites in Carlow, as part of the Theology component of the 'Here Together: Reflections on the South-East' project. This is a joint venture between Carlow College, St Patrick's, I.T. Carlow and Waterford I.T. Good man, Clifton. ... See MoreSee Less

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Carlow Writers Co-Operative member, Clifton Redmond, brings it all home. Here he is reading his poem St Mogues Well at Cranavane Holy Well at Kildavin.  He is being recorded by students of the B.Sc in Media and Tv from I.T. Carlow. This was part of a visit to sacred sites in Carlow, as part of the Theology component of the Here Together: Reflections on the South-East project. This is a joint venture between Carlow College, St Patricks, I.T. Carlow and Waterford I.T. Good man, Clifton.

 

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Fair play, Clifton.

The Director of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative, Derek Coyle, recently travelled to London for the launch of 'The North' at the monthly meeting of the Irish Literary Society of London, founded by W.B. Yeats, et al, no less.

Three members of the Co-Operative had work in this major compendium of contemporary Irish poetry. Derek read his own poem 'Out for a Walk', set by the Barrow, and he read Clifton Redmond's 'The Ferret', a poem set in and around Hackettstown. Co-Operative member Simon Lewis has a series of reviews in the edition.

Poetry is alive and well in Ireland and our U.K. neighbours are listening.
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