Tuesday, 17 November 2009

PAMPHLET LAUNCH & READING - IN SASANA



I'm off to England on Friday for the Derwent Poetry Festival in Matlock Bath where I will receive my Templar Poetry Award on Friday night - my published pamphlet Portrait of the Artist with a Red Car and a handsome cheque.
I will also read on Saturday with fellow-winner Dawn Wood.

I'm so excited to be going away. 'You need to get off the island every so often,' someone said to me recently. It will do me good to get away from my desk, the house and general baby-related chores. I'm looking forward to meeting my fellow winners, Alex McMillen who runs Templar Poetry and anyone else who is there.
Report when I get back, hopefully!

Big thanks to Culture Ireland for the funding which makes it possible for me to go. Go raibh maith agaibh!

9 comments:

Ethel Rohan said...

Enjoy, and congratulations!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks Ethel - I'm like a kid, bursting with excitement.

Nik Perring said...

Fantastic! Have a lovely time!

Rachel Fenton said...

Have a wonderful time, then tell us all about it :)

Kar said...

Congratulations Nu, have a fabulous time, l look forward to reading/hearing about it when you get back. X

Liz said...

You'll have a ball, Nuala, looking forward to hearing all about it. Congrats again, it's doubly special since you are one of the guests of honour! Enjoy!; )

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks guys.

Liz - yes, it's always fun to have a role at a festival. Can't wait!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

have a brilliant time! Enjoy yourself lots.

BarbaraS said...

Enjoy yourself, N, have a brilliant time over there being pampered and generally looked after solely as a writer for a few days!

See you next week ;)