Let me tell ya about – Vinny Browne

I am pleased to announce that I’ve been shortlisted for the ITT Short Story Competition 2017!

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There’s five hundred euro up for grabs for first prize!

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 I get to read my story in the Civic Theatre, Tallaght on 12th October 2017 where the winners will be announced.

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I officially dedicated my story entitled, Triptych, to Vinny Browne after he retired earlier in the year. He’ll be missed.

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So take it away Mister Aitken… You don’t mess around – with Vinny Browne….

 

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Who puts the rainbow in the sky? Who Lights the Stars at Night? BWG – That’s who!

Declan O'Rourke

Above: Painting by Will Nolan in Ballyfermot Library


 

Why not start to write creatively?

Ballyfermot Writers Group (adults)

 

Meets every second Wednesday in Ballyfermot Library, Room 4.

From 6.30 p.m. – 7.45 p.m. New members welcome. From beginners to advanced.

Next meeting: Wednesday 4th October  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 pre-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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Stoking Felix now available to read on The Lonely Crowd! Jolly Jolly Jolly!

 

Read my essay on cultural appropriation

and

on the writing of my recent short story

Living Under a Helicopter

on

The Lonely Crowd!

 

Stroking Felix: On Writing ‘Living Under a Helicopter’: – Camillus John

It’ll give ya the jollies, I swear.

 

Rik V

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Guess Who’s Back? Guess Who’s Back? Guess Who’s Back? Guess Who’s Back?

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Why not start to write creatively?

Ballyfermot Writers Group (adults)

 

Meets every second Wednesday in Ballyfermot Library, Room 4.

From 6.30 p.m. – 7.45 p.m. New members welcome. From beginners to advanced.

Next meeting: Wednesday 20th September  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 pre-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.

 

Jack

Come and have a go if you think your hard enough!

Rik V

 

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BWG: Between The Bookcases Makes The Echo Newspaper – and the radio too- Fifteen Minutes of Fame in May!

Memories from earlier in the year…

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And now listen to the Podcast from Together FM

A New Voice For West Dublin

http://togetherfm.com/bookcases-ballyfermot-writers-group-association-international-literature-festival/

 

 

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