Monday, November 24, 2008

White House Poetry Revival Wed 26th Nov 2009

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 26th Nov 2008 9.00pm

This weeks guests are the Lucan Writers Group from Dublin.

Lucan writers group has been well established for many years now. Membershave been short listed in the People's College Writing Competition, andrepresented in Ireland's Own, Sunday Miscellany, the Hennessy New WritersAwards (5 nominations, 1 winner) both prose and poetry sections); andquite a few have had poems and prose included in an anthology of workscompiled by Dermot Bolger called County Lines: A Portrait of Life in SouthDublin County (New Island). Some were invited to read their work at theannual Readers Day in the Plaza Hotel in Tallaght.A number of them have been interviewed on local radio stations and werehighly commended for a radio story competition by Liffey Sound 96.4FM andread our work on air. And this year six have entered for the FrancisMcManus Awards on RTÉ Radio 1. One member collaborated on Treasures ofLucan - a book portraying the beauty and the history to be found in andaround our Village with its wonderful Demesne walks, while another is inthe process of setting up a Junior Writers Group in Clondalkin.Two of the group have completed novels that are wending their way topublishers; and four more novels are in gestation. Last December a LucanCreative Writers Group poet had a poem chosen for the 2008 Oxfam Irelandcalendar - other contributors to this calendar include Seamus Heaney andMary O'Malley. And a television programme City Loops, soon to be featuredon RTÉ 1, will feature another member.Last year, thanks to Library funding, they published their own anthology -Caught in Amber - which was edited by Eileen Casey and launched by DermotBolger.

Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494 Bloghttp//:whitehousepoets.blogspot.comThe White House Poets acknowledge the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland, Limerick City Council.



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