Last Friday night, I was proud to be included in a contingent from Women Aloud NI who were invited as special guests to the always wonderful Open Mic Night in the Abbey Lane Theatre. I'm a huge fan of this establishment and always have a grand old evening there but it was with a double pride that I presented it to my sistas from Women Aloud NI and vice versa. Each group wowed the other and rightly so. The readings were deep, rich, lewd and entertaining in equal measure and doubled down by the musical acts and poetry from regulars, it added up to a brilliant night. It filled me up with that "ah, my wee Armagh" glow that warms my heart so often these days.
The John O Connor Festival begins on the 1st November and I'm excited about volunteering, attending and reading at the festival.
To see what's on, have a look at the programme.
And last but certainly by no means least, Flash Fiction in Georgian Armagh is pleased to announce it's line up for the event taking place on 22nd November 2018 at 7pm upstairs in Mulberry Bistro during Armagh's amazing Georgian Festival. And what a lineup!
In no particular order, congratulations to,
|Kerry Buchanan||Only a Clockwok Heart|
|Réaltán Ní Leannáin||Excerpt from Cití na gCártaí to be published in 2019 with Cois Life Press|
|Maureen Boyle||Box Room|
|Eddie McClenaghan||The Night Before Christmas Was Cool|
|Rosemary Tumilty||Hunter’s Moon O’er Airgialla|
|Doreen Mc Bride||Christmas Disaster|
|Terry Hickland||extract from the forthcoming novel The Piano Boat|
|Gaynor Kane||Jonah and the Whale|
|Cathy Carson||Wake Up Call|
|Patricia Hanlon||Extract from Kirsty's Vow|
|Byddi Lee||A Thick Foundation|
For more information on events during the Georgian Festival please check out their website.