Last week was one of the best of the year so far. I was a featured reader at the May Over the Edge Writers’ Gathering, went on a crazy fishing trip and had two new poems published in the Indian Review, an online website I regularly read.
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Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2016
Cúirt’s theme of 2016 was Memory, and what memories it provided us with this year. I have been attending the Cúirt International Festival of Literature for nearly twelve years now, and every year it improves and amazes me, blows my socks off and I can truly say, this year’s festival was my favourite and most enjoyable (and expensive) and when it ended I was exhausted and emotional.
Books That Were Read Half Way Through The Year
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
I wanted to do this post at the end of July, but time was not on my side. I tend to squeeze in a lot of reading. Always at once, I will have a book of fiction, non-fiction and poetry on the go at the same time.
For the past couple of years I have attended a poetry workshop slash creative writing class to help me burst out of my writing shell and pen more poems, basically keep me preoccupied with poetry. While attending these classes, classes that always seemed to fall on a Tuesday evening, I met other eager poets, some experienced, others just starting out, and through many of the classes I met some great people who came to know each others work, to become friends, and now, to set up their own poetry group.
Once again I’m lucky enough to have a Thursday off (very rare) this week and lucky enough it coincides with the May Over the Edge readings at the Galway library. If you have the night off too and looking for something to do, I highly recommend coming along to the reading as a fantastic writer I have come to know and love, Bernie Ash, who will be reading some of her excellent poetry to what I am a sure will be a packed house.
“I like myself better when I’m writing regularly.”
And that is a fact Willie, I feel the same as I am sure a lot of people do, writing regularly is a good habit to have and a fine way of escapism from the jaws of the day. For many people, writing poetry or fiction can come easily and instinctive, yet, there are people who love to write yet like to do it from the dark corner of their homes and never get to show and share their creation.
This Thursday I highly recommend coming along to the Over The Edge Open Reading at the Galway City Library and for once, I will probably have the night off myself and able to attend. It is always a great night with a packed house, and this month I really do believe you are in for a treat with the poet Anne Irwin, for whom I have participated in many creative writing classes through Kevin Higgins and right at this month once again I am in the same class as Ann and enjoying her wonderful poetry.