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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.

 

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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/

 

 

BWG: The Last of the Mohicans – until September!

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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

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

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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

My Kind of Town – Ballyer is! My kind of people too. People who – smile at you

Between the Bookcases

Part of the International Literature Festival Dublin 2017

Print

24th May 2017

at Ballyfermot library

The R & P Sessions

(Rap and Prose)

A selection of photos

Before the event

Kevin Gildea

Kevin Gildea

Nugget

Nugget live

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Declan Gerraghty

Declan 3

Justine Reilly

Justine Reilly does Stand up

David Spain

David Spain reads The Woman who ate a whole Princess

Ken Nolan

Ken Nolan - poet from Tallaght

Ken Larkin

Ken Larkin reads a poem about growing up in Ballyer

Harry Browne

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Camillus John

me

Mary O’Sullivan and Together FM

Mary Sullivan and Together FM people

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Rik V

 

 

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.

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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