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budding poets, caught my eye: Kennys Book Shop are hosting a trio of fantastic poets who will assess poetry MS's from unpublished writers.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.