Thursday, October 7, 2010

Member published in Enniscorthy Echo

Berniw Walsh has been published in Scalderverse, in Enniscorthy's Echo. This is a series of weekly poems by local writers, or those inspired by the town, in celebration of Enniscorthy's 1500th anniversary.

Well done, Bernie!

Circle of Life

Birth Happens
Innocence Prevails
Walk the circumference of life
Jump on the merry go round
Stop, choose the path
Bitterness bites, engulfs the being
Hinders the thoughts, the minds
Enter the deep dark tunnel
Scramble to find the bright light
Where is the finish line?
The satisfaction
The final destination
Desperation, dizziness, bitter sweet revenge
Is it too late to take the merry go round again?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

We're back in business

Hi all,
We can't wait any longer for Gorey library to open!
Our first meeting of the autumn is on tuesday 12 October in the Plaza Centre
opposite Gorey Little theatre, at 8pm, top floor.

Hope to see you there. All newcomers welcome.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Poetry Workshop with Jay Ramsay


Poetry and Renewing the Creative Process

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October, 2010,

10 am-5 pm both days.

The Esplanade Hotel, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow (non-residential)

Acclaimed poet and teacher, Jay Ramsay, offers a series of brilliantly inspiring exercises, both for writing and to extend our receptive and imaginal awareness, celebrating our ‘edges’ creatively as well as personally, opening new possibilities of expression.
In addition to the group work (which includes speaking our work aloud) there is also time to examine critically poems you may bring. This workshop is suitable for people who have been writing for a while, whether published or not.

Fee for the 2 days: €160 (includes morning and afternoon tea/coffee/ biscuits).

To book please send a cheque for the full fee made payable to Shirley McClure

to Shirley McClure,

9 Camaderry Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

For further information email or phone 086-60 34 481

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hear our member's poem read on Lyric fm

Gorey Writer, Carol Boland's poem Fanning the Flame was read on
RTE Lyric fm's Art News on Tuesday 17th August.
Hear the full interview here

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Gorey Writers and Gorey Library

Gorey Writers are taking a break for the summer but we are busy getting our act together for the next season. We have lots of ideas to keep our group fresh including regular updates on this blog. Starting with news about the new library in Gorey, where we have discussed a room for our fortnightly meetings. We visited the site yesterday and were informed by 'a very nice man' that it should be open in September. Just in time for us!

Gorey Library on Facebook

Poetry Competition

The Space Inside Arts are running their first poetry competition,

All you have to do is write a poem inspired by the words ‘the space inside’.

The poem can be about anything from the space inside your head, to the space inside a box.

Let your imagination go wild!

The winner will receive a hamper crammed with lots of chocolate, wine and other goodies. The runner-up will receive a smaller hamper crammed with just as delicious goodies. Both poems will be published in the Space Inside journal and on our blog.

Send your entries with fee of €5,
which covers a max of three poems (max 30 lines each) to:

Anne Graham, The Space Inside, 1 Rocky Road, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow.

Deadline: Friday 30th September

Wicklow Arts Festival 2010

Members of Gorey Writers, Wicklow Writers and Greystones Writers at the Cosmic Poetry
Open Mic reading at the Wicklow Arts Festival in May 2010