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    From Droicead Arts Centre:

    Just to let you know that the Amergin Creative Writers Festival takes place next weekend Sept 28/29.

    We would like to give the Mumstown creative writers a special invitation to next weekend’s Amergin Creative writing weekend. We will do a special price of €8 for Mumstown members as a group rate for the Peter Sheridan talk which should be very entertaining indeed.

    The other events are free – ie prizegiving on Friday at 7.30pm and the poetry readings on Saturday at 1.30pm, all in Stockwell St.

    IF you loved the soccer smash hit play ‘I Keano’ which ranin the Olympia, ‘The Liberty Suit’, ‘44: A Dublin Memoir’ ‘Big Fat Love’ or ‘Borstal Boy’ you will love Peter Sheridan’s evening at Droichead Arts Centre on Saturday September 29.Author, novelist, playwright, film maker, director….the list of Sheridan’s talents and achievements is endless! His talented family includes well-known film maker Jim Sheridan.At an intimate evening at Droichead, Peter will read from his work, speak of his life, and offer pointers to prospective writers in an entertaining evening as part of this weekend’s Amergin Creative Writing Weekend.

    The Amergin weekend kicks off on Friday morning with a workshop in journalism given by local award-winning music critic and internationally recognised journalist, Tony Clayton Lea. He will give an overview of the various areas of journalism, focussing on his chosen field, which is rock/pop culture/entertainment/celebrity interviews/book writing, and other such fascinating stuff.

    Roger Hudson will preside over the Amergin Creative Writers prize giving in Stockwell Street from 7.30pm on Friday evening. Many writers are expected to attend, as, according to Roger, interest in expression through creative writing is expanding year by year.

    Poetry readings by local poets Barbara Smith and Catherine Ann Cullen take place on Saturday at 1.30pm. This free event will include readings from both poets’ latest publications.Barbara’s debut collection of poetry ‘Kairos’ has just hit the shelves, and her works have been published worldwide. She formerly lived in Drogheda and was a member of local writing group ‘Writers Inc’.Born in Drogheda, Catherine’s first collection of poetry ‘A Bone in my Throat’ was published this year, and her work has appeared in many publications, and has won many awards. She is a documentary maker and producer with RTE, and a regular radio contributor.

    It’s certainly an inspiring line up for the 2007 Amergin Creative Writing Weekend at Droichead Arts Centre this weekend.


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