The Royal George
October 17th - 20th 2002
Programme of Events:
Thursday, October 17
OFFICIAL OPENING, THE ROYAL GEORGE HOTEL
at 8.00 p.m, followed by 'A Writer's Life - The Memoir' Tom Nestor / Ciaran O'Driscoll
Book Launch: THE WINNERS - 2002
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
10.30 a.m. POETRY WORKSHOP with Jessie Lendennie
11.00 a.m. 'Exploring our past' Tony Brown, Paddy Cronin, James McMahon
2.30 p.m. POETRY WORKSHOP
3.00 p.m. 'The World of Fantasy' Eddie Lenihan
8.00 p.m. PRESENTATION OF PRIZES followed by 'Theatre for the People' John Breen/Mike Finn with Redmond O'Hanlon
10.30 a.m. WORKSHOPS
(1) 'Write a Book'- David Rice
(2) 'Freelance Journalism'
- Billy Kelly
2.30 p.m. WORKSHOPS
3.00 p.m Readings by Eddie Lenihan & Louie Byrne
8.00 p.m. 'On Air' Writing for Radio John O'Regan/Tim Lehane
11.00 a.m. POETRY MORNING with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin Ciaran O'Driscoll
3.00 p.m. 'Political Journalism' A politician interviews a journal-ist
CLOSE OF WEEKEND
The brilliant Limerick playwright whose 'Alone it Stands' has delighted audiences everywhere. Based with the Yew Tree Theatre Company in Ballina, John is currently working on a new play.
Well-known broadcaster on local history, Tony has a wealth of information about Limerick in days gone by.
Founder-member of the Scribblers, Louie has published extensively in Britain and Ireland, including a three-volume memoir and fiction, poetry, folk-lore.His latest book is to be launched at the Scribblers' Weekend.
Paddy writes local history and has produced an excellent book on his native Askeaton.
Mike's amazing ' Pigtown' has been a huge success.
A professional actor with the Island theatre company, his new play opened this month and he has written another pantomime for Christmas 2002.
An experienced Limerick Leader columnist, Billy will share his expertise with our workshop group.
Director of Salmon Publishing in Clare, publishers of poetry books, Jessie runs regular Poetry Weekend Work-shops.
A producer of radio programmes for RTE 1, Tim has also explored the international radio scene and has an exten-sive knowledge of the media.
Author of many books for children, Eddie is an extraor-dinary storyteller who draws on a rich tradition of Irish tales. He captivates audiences with his distinctive style of narration.
Writer and researcher, James has told the story of the Limerick Athenaeum in 'If Walls Could Talk'. He is cur-rently writing a maritime history of the city.
For many years a columnist with the Limerick Leader, Tom published a moving memoir of growing up in County Limerick. This year he published his first novel, The Blue Pool..
Professor of English at TCD, Eiléan is one of Ireland's leading poets. She is co-editor of the literary magazine 'Cyphers'. She has won the Irish Times Award for Poetry. Her most recent poetry collection is "The Girl Who Married the Reindeer". She is married to the poet Macdara Woods.
A lecturer at the School of Art and Design, Ciaran has published four books of poetry and has won awards for his work. He recently launched A Runner Among Falling Leaves, a beautiful yet disturbing memoir.
Lecturer in drama at UCD, Redmond has been published internationally on Wine, Theatre and the Novel. He organises an annual Dionysus Colloquium in Montpelier in the South of France.
Presenter of a popular traditional music programme on local radio, John is also a publisher who encourages Limerick writers. He also has experience of broadcasting abroad.
Director of the Killaloe Hedge-School for Writers, which runs regular weekend courses, David has been a syndicated columnist in the US, was Director of the Rathmines School of Journalism and has written best-selling works of fiction and non-fiction.
SCRIBBLERS THANKS ALL THOSE TAK-ING PART IN THE WEEKEND.
SCRIBBLERS are extremely grateful to our sponsors, without whom our writers' weekend would not have been possible.
LIMERICK CITY COUNCIL
LIMERICK COUNTY COUNCIL
DON REDDAN INSURANCE
EASON & SON LTD.
BANK OF IRELAND
MICHAEL PUNCH & PARTNERS
SHAUN ELDER, SOLICITORS
EDUCATIONAL BUILDING SOCIETY
MOLONEY HARDWARE, SHANNON
ULSTER BANK, SHANNON
F.B. KEATING, SHANNON
SHANNON KNIGHTS INN
ROY LYNCH TRANSPORT
NATIONAL IRISH BANK
McMAHON'S BAKERY, SHANNON
SLATTERY'S FOODS, BOSTON, USA
All events take place in the Royal George Hotel. Our thanks to the management and staff for hosting Scribblers' Weekend.
To help cover the cost of the Weekend, there is an entrance charge of €5 to each event. Special discount ticket for €10 gives admission to any three events.
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