Haunt, by Mark Granier is being launched at the Irish Writers Centre on Tuesday, March 3 at 6.30 pm.
‘Mark Granier’s Haunt unfolds in tender, observant gestures. There is much sadness here regarding personal memory, death, and a sense of generations passing.
This makes for an elegiac collection but Granier’s elegies are not made of pieties. They are spiced with wit and live on their precisions. The sequences in the book are accumulations of what it is to be human, vulnerable, sharp-eyed and a part of things.’
Mark Granier has published three previous collections of poetry, Airborne (Salmon, 2001), The Sky Road (Salmon, 2007) and Fade Street (Salt, 2010). His awards include the New Writer Poetry Prize, the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize and a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship.
‘Alternative Ulsters: Conversations on Identity’ by Mark Carruthers (Liberties Press) has been shortlisted for the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize. (read more…)
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The deadline for entering the popular Fish Flash Fiction competition is February 28th. With a word limit of 300, the entry fee for the first submission is €14 and €8 thereafter. The competition will be judged by the writer Bret Anthony Johnston. First prize is €1,000, second prize is an online course in flash fiction with Fish. Ten entrants will be shortlisted and published in the 2015 anthology. Results will be announced on April 10th and more information can be found here- http://www.fishpublishing.com/flash-fiction-contest-competition.php
Every fortnight, on Saturday, join writer and creative writing facilitator Mark Granier will give two-hours of creative writing exercises and feedback on your work. Share your life experiences through new pieces of poetry or prose – and do it well in English. This course is very suitable for non-native English speakers with an interest in creative writing. Some proficiency in English is recommended. (read more…)
Organised by Hotel Doolin, the third annual festival features workshops and readings by some of Ireland’s leading writers, including Booker Prize nominee Donal Ryan, playwright, screenwriter and director Peter Sheridan, poet Dave Lordan, and award-winning novelist and short-story writer, Christine Dwyer Hickey. (read more…)