Wednesday, 24 March 2010

KENNY'S POETRY MS EVENT - CÚIRT & MY DESK (?!)


I was at the launch of the Cúirt brochure in the lovely Meyrick Hotel last night in Galway. My novel launch is there in technicolour on page 54 - woo, the thrill! I was delighted to meet fellow writer and blogger Jessica Maybury there - it's always great to put a (friendly) face to a name. Anyway, wine was drunk, chats were had, and I made a special request of Cúirt Director Maureen K, more of which anon...

As always there are lots of fantastic events on the programme: Colum McCann and Amy Bloom are there, Joyce Carol Oates and James Lasdun, Paula Meehan is reading, there's the Ropes launch, a New Yorker event etc etc.

One event, for budding poets, caught my eye: Kennys Book Shop are hosting a trio of fantastic poets who will assess poetry MS's from unpublished writers. Unheard of opportunity!! Pat Boran, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Caitríona O'Reilly will be in residence and you can pitch your MS to them.
It's on Saturday the 24th April at 11.30am in Kennys, Liosbán. Phone for more info: 091 709350

The full Cúirt 2010 programme is here.

And why the pic of my desk? Our woman in New York - writer Eimear Ryan - posted a pic of hers and wanted to see others. There you go.

17 comments:

lynseymay said...

Nice desk!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Ta, Lynseymay - it's small and v messy but it does the job.

Niamh B said...

Aw, thought you were going to post your desk poem there!!

Go on...

:-)

Kar said...

Sounds like a great night. Interesting line-up for Cúirt too! And have I mentioned I can't wait for the launch?!
Great pic of the working desk too!
x

Kar said...

I've just dowloaded the programme, your section is fab!!!!!!!!!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Kar - from where?! I can only see the 2009 programme on their site??!!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Found it! Adding link now.

BarbaraS said...

Snap! I have the same table as you, at least I think I do... same drawer front, anyhow (in which I can never find anything, because it's so flat).

Exciting times ahead of you, I hope Cuirt goes well for 'You' and you!

BarbaraS said...

PS. The brochure is fab and makes me want to go to Cuirt this year - so much happening! I'd love to come to the 'You' launch, just not sure if I'd make it...

Emerging Writer said...

That sounds like a great opportunity for manuscripts.

eimearryan said...

Good desk-posting, Nuala! Is that a literary death match medal I spy?

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

It sure is, Eimear!

chiccoreal said...

You Irish seem to be a cozy lot, do you need any more SNUGGIES? I wish t'were the same on this side o' the pond, but it t'aint! Dang! Oh to see that lassie director, I'd LOVE that! I think I have relatives around Tipperary...love to go there anyone from near there? <>

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Chico - it's actually really bitchy here in parts of the literary community. My motto? Avoid, avoid, avoid!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Niamh - I thought I had posted it somewhere else here but can't find it now. A mag editor has requested it so I'd better not re-post.

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WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Ew - it does seem a great opportunity. And Kennys is a great shop.