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Summer writing, or perhaps not…
Posted by Chris Mills in The Members' Blog.

It is once again the time of year when I start thinking about what I will read during the summer holidays. Coupled with that, I also begin to plan to ...continue reading

Ireland Writing Retreat attracts writers worldwide
Posted by irelandwritingretreat in The Members' Blog.

With just a few days to go before the kick-off public event at this year’s international ‘Ireland Writing Retreat,’ excitement and anticipation is mounting. Participants arriving from so many diverse ...continue reading

FlashDash #NFFD2016
Posted by Big Smoke Writing Factory in The Members' Blog.

National Flash Fiction Day is taking place on Saturday June 25th this year, but being the awkward kind that we are, our event is on Sunday June 26th. We can’t ...continue reading

Lani O’Hanlon on Sunday Miscellany
Posted by Molly Keane Writers Retreats in The Members' Blog.

Lani O’Hanlon’s poem ‘Bath’ was featured on Sunday Miscellany on 15th May 2016. All details can be found on: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/podcasts/

Why can’t a book club be more like a book club?
Posted by Chris Mills in The Members' Blog.

I recently entered the following piece for a competition, sadly unsuccessfully as it turned out. After a very nice book club meeting discussing Jan Carson’s ‘Children’s Children’, I thought I ...continue reading

Font Magazine looking for contributors
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

Greetings! You may know me as a reviewer, an editor or the host of the Thoughts Comments Opinions podcast. I am also the Editor-in-Chief of Four Freedom Publishing based in ...continue reading

“You Need a Love That’s Gonna Last”
Posted by ywatterson in The Members' Blog.

“Little red Corvette Baby you’re much too fast Little red Corvette You need a love that’s gonna last.” I first paid attention to Prince and the Revolution when I was ...continue reading

Waterford Arts Office bursaries for the Molly Keane Writers Retreat
Posted by Molly Keane Writers Retreats in The Members' Blog.

Waterford City & County Council’s Arts Office is offering Waterford Writers’ the opportunity to attend the Molly Keane Writers Retreat Week in Ardmore, Co. Waterford free of charge. A number ...continue reading

The Fate of the Brontë sisters’ poetry collection and the emergence of the Brontë novels.
Posted by pauline clooney in The Members' Blog.

The Fate of the Brontë sisters’ poetry collection and the emergence of the Brontë novels. Equipped with the poems of Emily, Anne and her own and having decided on the ...continue reading

A Yikes Moment
Posted by Alva Holland in The Members' Blog.

A shout out for life’s yikes moments. “And what would you like, sir?” A normal everyday question from the young waitress in the cosy Italian restaurant where my son and ...continue reading