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Sex, Scripture and Lashings of Classic Twee Pop! – Book Review now available to read on Litro.co.uk!

I am pleased to announce that

I have a book review now published on Litro.co.uk!

based in that there London!

Read it here

https://www.litro.co.uk/2017/07/sex-scripture-lashings-classic-twee-pop-review-first-day-phil-harrison/

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The book

The First Day by Phil Harrison

Buy this roistering novel here-

 

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Rik V

BWG: The Last of the Mohicans – until September!

Are you looking at me?

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The last Ballyfermot Writers’ Group meeting of the summer

takes place on 19 July 2017.

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But don’t fret –

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It kicks off again on Wednesday 20th September 2017.

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Ballyfermot Writers Group (adults)

Meets every second Wednesday in Ballyfermot Library.

From 6.30 p.m. – 7.45 p.m.

New members welcome. From beginners to advanced.

Date of next meeting:

Wednesday 19th July 2017

How it Works:

Unholster your pencil and write creatively on the spot to a bespoke, tinselled prompt given out on the night. Then read what you’ve written to the group for lavish praise, iridescent bouquets and international awards  🙂  Or bring prepared writing along and read that if you wish. The choice is yours.

For more details contact: eric.earwig@yahoo.com or ballyfermotlibrary@dublincity.ie

Or just turn up on the night with your own pencil!

Choctaw nation I am in your debt
Choctaw nation I just want to thank you
Choctaw nation I got so upset
When I learned of your wisdom and your virtue

I am sorry for that evil man, I feel shame
That he came from my country
I am sorry for that Sheridan
And the other tools used in colonies

You were halved on the trail of tears
In the wintertime of the year
Had to leave Nanih Waiya
For the cold Oklahoma

Well you lay down upon the road
Tired and hungry and freezing cold
Thousands died on the rough terrain
Food and blankets they never came

You sent money you could not afford
You were touched by Irish people’s suffering
And your brave example struck a chord
Now the Irish are so good at giving
Choctaw nation, thank you.

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Rik V

We’ll Probably Make Good Pets – now available to read in Mo and Po-Mo Journal Silver Streams!

Silver Streams

I am pleased to announce that I have a fiction published

in issue 2 of

Silver Streams 

A Journal of Modern and Post-Modern Literature and Art!

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Click on the below link

and hey presto!

https://www.silverstreamsjournal.com/issues.html

Are you gonna be the doggie in the window?

Read my fiction and find out.

It’s only a matter of time.

WOOF WOOF!

No way out.

No way out.

No way out.

No way out.

No way out.

No way out.

Arre you gonna bark all day little doggie or are you gonna bite?

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Rik V

BWG: The Ballyfermot Tea Party – Tea in the Sahara – with you!

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After the recent successful workshop with writer / actor/ artist extraordinaire Una Kavanagh,

at our next session Dublin City Council’s Culture Connects Initiative team will be hosting

a Tea and Chats Session with our writing group

to discuss culture in the community.

Sam Beckett

Tea, coffee, biscuits and all things culturally edible will be available on the night.

Beckett Biscuits?  Check.

Joyce Jelly Babies?  Check.

Dostoevsky Donuts?  Check.

Bolano Brie Balls?  Check.

Shakespeare Strudel? Check.

Chaucer Chips? Check.

Check. Check and check again.

We’ve got them all.

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Be there or be square.

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Ballyfermot Writers Group (adults)

Meets every second Wednesday in Ballyfermot Library.

From 6.30 p.m. – 7.45 p.m.

New members welcome. From beginners to advanced.

Date of next meeting:

Wednesday 5th July 2017

How it Works:

Unholster your pencil and write creatively on the spot to a bespoke, tinselled prompt given out on the night. Then read what you’ve written to the group for lavish praise, iridescent bouquets and international awards  🙂  Or bring prepared writing along and read that if you wish. The choice is yours.

For more details contact: eric.earwig@yahoo.com or ballyfermotlibrary@dublincity.ie

Or just turn up on the night with your own pencil!

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Tea in the Sahara
My sisters and I
Have this wish before we die
And it may sound strange
As if our minds are deranged
Please don’t ask us why
Beneath the sheltering sky
We have this strange obsession
You have the means in your possession
We want our tea in the Sahara with you
We want our tea in the Sahara with you
The young man agreed
He would satisfy their need
So they danced for his pleasure
With a joy you could not measure
They would wait for him here
The same place every year
Beneath the sheltering sky
Across the desert he would fly
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in

happy cat

 

Rik V

 

 

Living Under a Helicopter published in The Lonely Crowd – D’You Know What I Mean? Yeah, Yeah

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I am pleased to announce that a story of mine, entitled,

Living Under a Helicopter

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is now available in the new issue of

The Lonely Crowd!

YEAH YEAH

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Follow this link and hey presto!

https://thelonelycrowd.org/online-shop/

There’s some great writers in this issue as well

Check it out!

A million young poets
Screamin’ out their words
To a world full of people
Just livin’ to be heard
Future generations
Ridin’ on the highways that we built
I hope they have a better understanding

Check it out
Goin’ to work on Monday
Check it out
Got yourself a family
Check it out
All utility bills have been paid
You can’t tell your best buddy that you love him
So check it out
Where does our time go
Check it out
Got a brand new house in escrow
Check it out
Sleepin’ with your back to your loved one
This is all that we’ve learned about happiness

Check it out
Forgot to say hello to my neighbors
Check it out
Sometimes I question my own behavior
Check it out
Talkin’ about the girls that we’ve seen on the sly
Just to tell our souls we’re still the young lions
So check it out
Gettin’ too drunk on Saturdays
Check it out
Playin’ football with the kids on Sundays
Check it out
Soarin’ with the eagles all week long
And this is all that we’ve learned about living
This is all that we’ve learned about living

A million young poets
Screamin’ out their words
Maybe someday
Those words will be heard
By future generations
Ridin’ on the highways that we built
Maybe they’ll have a better understanding
Check it out
Hope they’ll have a better understanding
Check it out
Maybe they’ll have a better understanding
Check it out
Maybe they’ll have a better understanding
Check it out
Hope they have a better understanding
Check it out…..

 

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Rik V

 

 

Kicking My Mother In The Head and The Cantabrigian!

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I am pleased to announce that a fiction of mine, entitled,

Kicking My Mother In The Head

 

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is now available to read in

The Cantabrigian Magazine

based in Cambridge, Massachusetts!

Click the following link –

http://www.cantabmag.org/issues

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The Cantabrig 2

The Cantabrig 1

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Rik V

BWG: What a beautiful day (hey hey)!

And nothing is impossible

In our all powerful mind

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When the music’s over

the pencilling must go on!!!!

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Ballyfermot Writers Group (adults)

Meets every second Wednesday in Ballyfermot Library.

From 6.30 p.m. – 7.45 p.m.

New members welcome. From beginners to advanced.

Date of next meeting:

Wednesday 8th June 2017

 

How it Works:

Unholster your pencil and write creatively on the spot to a bespoke, tinselled prompt given out on the night. Then read what you’ve written to the group for lavish praise, iridescent bouquets and international awards  🙂  Or bring prepared writing along and read that if you wish. The choice is yours.

For more details contact: eric.earwig@yahoo.com or ballyfermotlibrary@dublincity.ie

Or just turn up on the night with your own pencil!

happy cat

Rik V