Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Armagh Literary Scene Presents...

I seriously cannot believe my good fortune - there's just so much going on in the literary scene in Armagh that I find myself swinging from one event to the next!

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.

http://www.thejohnoconnorwritingschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/JOC-A5-programme-2018-email.pdf

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
Christopher Moore Solitude
Maureen Boyle Box Room
Eddie McClenaghan The Night Before Christmas Was Cool
Rosemary Tumilty Hunter’s Moon O’er Airgialla
Peter Hollywood Mahogany
Doreen Mc Bride Christmas Disaster
Kieran McGurk Zaragoza
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
Rachel Toner Inferno
Byddi Lee A Thick Foundation



For more information on events during the Georgian Festival please check out their website.

Byddi Lee

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