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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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16 Imaginary Things People Might Be Saying About Between the Bookcases * in the Future. Possibly.

 

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16 Imaginary Things People Might Be Saying About Between the Bookcases * in the Future. Possibly.

  1. “Like most people I hate literary events – but this one was ok.” Kevin Gildea.
  2. “It was better than sex.” Pope Francis.
  3. “This event was dynamite. It blew my brains out and splattered them over my four living room walls.” Quentin Tarantino.
  4. “This event kicked experimentation in the groin, poked convention in the eyes and dropped ice-cubes down the neck of all common-sense. Or was that my mother? Hold on, I think it was. What were you talking about again?” Your mother.
  5. “I haven’t been this excited since seeing the Dutch tax-rate for non-residents for the very first time.” Bono.
  6. “So good I threw my husband out the window.” Madonna.
  7. “This event has so much depth, you’ll drown.” Russell Brand.
  8. “Others carp that modern literary events contain too much sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. But I completely disagree. In my opinion, you can never have enough of that sort of thing of a wet Wednesday evening in May.” Desperate Dan.
  9. “The only thing better than having a literary event in Ballyfermot library handy to look forward to attending, is not having a literary event in Ballyfermot library handy to look forward to.” Oscar Wilde.
  10. “James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde went in to a Dublin pub and said to the bartender – We’ll have three tickets to Between The Bookcases please with three whiskey chasers on the side.I’d advise everyone to do the same.” Brendan Behan.
  11. “You’ll want to see its most provoking parts over and over and chances are twenty minutes from the end of the show you won’t be able to remember a fecking thing. Which is very nice and decent of the organisers, I think. Bravo!” The seventh dwarf.
  12. “I’ve seen the best minds of my generation destroyed by literary events, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the tax-sheltered streets at dawn looking for an angry fix. Angelheaded hipsters.” Allen Ginsberg.
  13. “Did exactly what it said on the Tintern Abbey.” Flann O’Brien.
  14. “A literary event is like a box of chocolates. You never know when you’ll bite into a hard one and break one of your teeth.” Conor McGregor.
  15. “Between The Bookcases was like an onion, having layer upon layer upon layer of meaning and with each layer making you cry more bitterly than the last.” Samuel Beckett.
  16. “Between the Bookcases was not the messiah, it was just a naughty little boy.” Molly Bloom.

bono

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To book tickets for this event go to –

http://ilfdublin.com/events/between-the-bookcases-a-celebration-of-writing-groups

 

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Rik V

For what died the sons of Róisín? – Ballyfermot Writers Group

 

 

Was it fame?

Was it Greed?

Homer 2

Homer 1

Was it underpants Homer Simpson in a laneway off Capel Street?

Why not start to write creatively?

Ballyfermot Creative Writing Group (adults)

meets every second Wednesday in Ballyfermot Library, Room 3.

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

Next meeting: Wednesday 27th July 2016.

For more details contact:

 eric.earwig@yahoo.com

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

The Lonely Crowd: On Writing, ‘The Assassination of Enda Kenny.’

 

There’s an article at the below link  regarding my fiction currently available in the Welsh Lit Mag,

The Lonely Crowd.

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I may have gone a bit Sinead O’Connor in part 2,

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but intentionally so.

Provocative, so not really for the easily offended. You have been warned…

Wibble

Boo!

Lucy

http://thelonelycrowd.org/2016/01/13/on-writing-the-assassination-of-enda-kenny/

McDonalds Music – shortlisted in the People’s College Short Story Competition 2015

My McDonalds Music has been short-listed in the People’s College Short Story Competition 2015.

http://www.peoplescollege.ie/news/2015/04/28/peoples-college-short-story-competition/

As I said before, the title is ripped shamelessly (or sampled lovingly) from Damo’s Patience

(don’t tell him though, he looks a bit cranky in that cap at the moment).

  Damo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YROLWe9dZYA

Fingers Crossed.

A polar bear makes a defiant stand against climate change after his partner runs off with a Russian oligarch taking all the eels.

A polar bear surveys the scene in Spitsbergen, northern Norway

“I Will Survive”

“At first I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights
thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
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and so you’re back
from outer space
I just walked in to find you here
with that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock
I should have made you leave your key
If I had known for just one second
you’d be back to bother me Go on now go walk out the door
just turn around now
’cause you’re not welcome anymore
weren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Did you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to love
I know I will stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my love to give
and I’ll survive
I will survive (hey-hey)It took all the strength I had
not to fall apart
kept trying hard to mend
the pieces of my broken heart
and I spent oh so many nights
just feeling sorry for myself
I used to cry
But now I hold my head up high
and you see me
somebody new
I’m not that chained up little person
still in love with you
and so you felt like dropping in
and just expect me to be free
and now I’m saving all my loving
for someone who’s loving meGo on now go walk out the door
just turn around now
’cause you’re not welcome anymore
weren’t you the one who tried to break me with goodbye
Did you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to love
I know I will stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my love to give
and I’ll survive
I will survive.”

Happy International Polar Bear Day!

27th February 2015

Peaceful Protest!

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Down with Shell and that sort of thing!

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Bye bye see yall next year!