Monday, 3 March 2008

Ennis Bookclub Festival




I was at the Ennis Book Festival at the week-end, doing a reading and meeting other writers and readers. All very jolly. The organisers were so friendly – genuine book lovers. I brought ten copies of my latest book, thinking I’d be schlepping them home, as per. It bloody sold out plus one! I brought ten, sold eleven ( I have to send it on). That was good going in the world of poetry. Wish I’d brought more…
Anyway, Ennis is a lovely town - we went on the walking tour with Seán Spellissy - and the festival is action-packed. Watch out for it next March.
Back to mundanity now (i.e. editing) until the Dublin Book Festival next week-end, where I am also reading. It’s a busy March, thank my literary stars.

4 comments:

Emerging Writer said...

Hi,

I was at your reading - really enjoyed it. I wasn't familiar with your poems before (wasn't one of the 11 either!) take more copies to the Dublin Book Festival! And I know you mentioned to a mutual friend you thought the reading went on too long but I really don't think so. You all read about the right number of poems to get a good feel as to what you were about.
Thanks

Women Rule Writer said...

Hey EW
Dying to know who you were in the audience now...I would've said hi, if I'd known. Isn't that the odd thing about 'anon' blogging?!
Thanks for your kind words re the reading.

Emerging Writer said...

Hi,

I was in a lovely green jumper (M&S) I live in it at the moment and when famous male poet said he liked it and had noticed it when he was reading, I am now resolved to wear it to every reading! (Won't be at the Dublin Book Fest, unfortunately as I'll be at Annaghmakkerig)

Women Rule Writer said...

Ach well. Nothing unfortunate about a stay in Annaghmakerrig. Bliss. New bliss even, har har.
I wish you magical company and an explosion of writing from your pen.
WRW
p.s. can't remember the green jumper but I'm sure it's gorgeous!