Published on May 3, 2012
The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The May 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Upstairs@Riddler's Bar (formally Foley's), Sarsfield St, Limerick
(Limericks Newest Live Venue for Music and the Arts)
Tuesday 1st May 2012 @ 8.00pm
This month (May) our guests are poet Arthur Watson and in association with Foras na Gaeilge spoken word performer Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin plus Gabhar Theatre co.Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin was born in London and raised in North Kerry. He is a busker, headcase and practitioner of Gaelic Zen. Winner of the 2011 All Ireland Poetry Slam, he works as one half of a performance poetry act named de Leprosarium/An Lobharlann with his tribal cousin Conor Maloney.
Saolaoídh i Londain, tógadh Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin i gCiarraí Thuaidh. Buscálaí, gealt agus scríbhneoir haiku fén haigo buachallán buí é; Tá comhghnó filíochta aige darb ainm 'An Lobharlann/De Leprosarium' lena chol cheathrar Conor Maloney.
Arthur Watson Born in Belfast in 1946, Arthur has lived in Clare for 30 years with his wife Judith Evans. He is a father/ grandfather, an artist (Heritage Art), puppeteer (Dandelion Puppets), and poet. He is a co-founder of East Clare Community Co-op, the East Clare Men's Group, the Poetry Collective, Clare Three Legged Stool Poets and a founding parent of Raheenwood Steiner School. His first self-illustrated selection of poetry called 'Spirit Store' with three CD's will be published and launched in Glor in April, 2012 with an exhibition of his illustrations. He trained and worked as a commercial artist in London during the 1970's.His work has appeared in various publications in Ireland and the U.K. He has given readings of his poetry at festivals, in the media and at events around Ireland ('The Electric Picnic' last summer) and in the UK. His poetry is rich in personal and social commentary, a celebration of the outsider with insider knowledge; it is diverse in style and theme, often irreverent, ironic, humorous, essentially profane but with flashes of the sacred.Tonight he will be reading from 'Spirit Store' his recently published collection.
Gabhar Theatre Company in association with the UL Drama Society bring us another 10 minute play, tonight Marriage Jesus by Paul Them. Cast: Grace Cronin, Shane Vaughan, Paul Them and Hugh O'Brien.
Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers . Even if you don't write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.
NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.
The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of Foras na Gaeilge.
Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409
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