Monday, December 12, 2011

New Year meetings

We are taking a break over the Christmas holidays but will be back on Thursday 12 January.

Have a great Christmas and keep writing!

Our Calendar of Meetings for Spring 2012
Thurs 12/1
Thurs 26/1
Thurs 9/2
Thurs 23/2
Thurs 8/3
Thurs 22/3

Break for Holidays

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Season Starts

The Gorey Writers start back with on Tuesday, 13 September in Gorey Library
meeting room at 7.30.
Hope to see lots of  familiar faces and, hopefully, some new ones!

Bernie Walsh to chair

Monday, August 15, 2011

Calling all Wexford writers

The Scaldy Detail
Following on from the 2007 edition, a new anthology has been a long time coming. But, despite the economic wind blowing, it is now here, and what better time to make it happen.

For those not familiar with the Scaldy Detail, the 2007 edition was a 108-page journal of fantastic "local" writing (, and was launched then by Wexford playwright Billy Roche.

Guidelines are as follows:

- Submissions are now being accepted at

- Email submissions ONLY accepted.

- Closing date is Friday, September 30th, 2011. Submissions received after this date will not be considered.

- Ideally, writers should have a connection to County Wexford, OR, their work should encapsulate the County in some way.

- There is no payment for publication due to financial limitations.

- Each writer published in this edition will receive one complimentary copy.

- For fiction, excerpts, memoirs, screenplays, etc. there is a limit of one entry per writer, capped at 2000 words (or not much more!).

- For poetry, lyrics, verse, etc. there is a limit of four entries per writer.

- Enquiries can be directed to Paul O'Reilly at

- All writers, regardless of experience, are welcome to submit.

It is envisaged that the journal will be launched in early January, 2012, in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, at a venue to be confirmed.
Good luck!

Gorey Writers get ready for new season

We will be posting the starting date for Gorey Writers soon.
Watch this space

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wicklow Writers join Gorey Writers in last session of the season

Gorey and Wicklow Writers

The last of our sessions - until September 2011- was a joint evening with Wicklow Writers. It was good to compare notes on how each group ran their sessions, and to make this important link with fellow writers.
Various members shared their work with the group and we finished up with tea and cake.
A big thanks to Wicklow Writers for making the journey, and we hope to see them in Wicklow early next year for a re-match!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Gorey Writers at Wicklow Arts Festival

R to L: Bernie, Carol and Martin (WW)

The Gorey Writers were invited to take part in the Wicklow Arts Festival (20011) reading in the Cosmic Gardens. A beautiful day with wonderful poems

Sheamie - junior branch

Anna - junior branch


Monday, May 9, 2011

The Courthouse Cafe, Tinahely - Poetry Performance by Carol Boland

Gorey Writers Bernie Walsh
and Carol Boland
Courthouse Cafe Tinahely

Carol Boland (r) gets ready for her poetry performance at the Courthouse cafe, Tinahely.

Carol read her poetry, accompanied by her drums and piano to an appreciative audience.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cosmic Poetry - A WAF Event - Sunday 29/5/11

Cosmic Poetry - A Wicklow Arts Festival Event

Following the success of last year’s session, Wicklow Writers bring their poems once again to the Cosmic Garden, and invite you to bring along yours too.

Enjoy a cuppa before blast off, and bring a cushion. There may be some drumming, too!

Sun, 29 May at 11:15

An Tairseach Ecology Centre - left thro’ gates of Dominican Convent, Wicklow Town

Check out Wicklow Arts Festival new website for more great events

Friday, March 25, 2011

Next meeting - Tuesday 10th May in Gorey Library Meeting Room

We are pleased to announce that the Gorey Library has offered us a meeting room in their new, state of the art building.

From Tuesday, 10th May 2011, Gorey Writers will meet every second and forth Tueaday from 7.30 to 8.45 in one of the airy meeting rooms.

Look forward to seeing old and new members at our lively sessions

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Gorey Library Nearly Open

Good News! Gorey Library is nearly open for business. We are trying to contact the powers-that-be to establish if their offer of a meeting room still stands.

In the meantime, here is a poem by Carol Boland

The Secret
Does it burn 
Carol Boland

leave lashes on your back
or smack like the crack of kindling
a gunshot on a Sunday afternoon.

Does it pierce your skin
sting like a nettle
or can you smudge it better
with a dock weed.

And when your tongue is tied

to the struts of your mouth
does it smother the flame
can you snuff it out
or does it leave an emptiness
a hole in your chest
from a spear thrown off kilter.

And in the dreaming time
does it sleep behind your eye lid
deflecting the veiled light
like a cornea.