Tag Archives: humour

Stroking Felix now available to read on The Lonely Crowd! Jolly Jolly Jolly!


Read my essay on cultural appropriation


on the writing of my recent short story

Living Under a Helicopter


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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Gobstop the Presses – Ballyfermot Writers Group Goes International!


Ballyfermot Writers Group, which is based in Ballyfermot Library, and is only one year old, has won the opportunity to hold an official Stories in the City event called, Between the Bookcases, in the upcoming International Literature Festival Dublin 2017.




It takes place in Ballyfermot library on 24th May 2017.

Refreshments at 6. p.m. Show starts promptly at 6.30 p.m.

Comedian / Writer, Kevin Gildea, has been chosen by the festival to mentor Ballyfermot Writer’s Group and help them plan and organise the event.


The event is an evening of songs, stories and sketches and is a celebration of writing groups across the city.

Shelagh Delaney 

“I dreamt of you last night and I fell out of bed twice.’

Above: Shelagh Delaney in New York in 1961, with Brendan Behan, during a run of her Broadway play.

Performers on the night include –

  • Kevin Gildea, Comedian / Writer
  • Rap Artist Nugget
  • Members of Ballyfermot Writers Group
  • Singer/Songwriter Daveyinthevalley
  • Poet Kenneth Nolan
  • Local History Author Ken Larkin
  • Sci-Fi Author Harry Browne
  • Author Doctor Ciara Conway (who has a book forthcoming on Abbey Actresses of the 1930s)
  • And other special guests!
  • MC for the evening; Author / Playwright Declan Geraghty.


The official Poster and link are to follow when they are to hand.

Keep posted!


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Rik V




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 3.

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

Next meeting: Wednesday 18th January  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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The Woman Who Shagged Christmas now available to read on The Lonely Crowd!

Read the second installment of my Christmas double bill at the tinselled link below.

‘The Woman Who Shagged Christmas’ by Camillus John

This story is based on the Greek legend of Cassandra and Apollo – read it on Wikipedia- so don’t blame me! 🙂


Dedicated to the heros of ’16 – the Apollo House Activists.

We’re living through some truly beautiful times indeed.

🙂 🙂 🙂

 Rik V
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The Woman Who Ate a Whole Princess – Now available to Read on Fictive Dream!

What’s the difference between eating a Princess and eating a McDonald’s Happy meal?


Find out in my Christmas story available now on Fictive Dream!

The Woman Who Ate A Whole Princess

Goes well with this track from The Fall –

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Janey Macken Street Goes Bogman!

I’m really buffed and sparkled to a blinding iridescence to be published on alt lit site,

The Bogman’s Cannon.

It’s now official – I’m a bogman!


Read my piece on Herbert Simms – Social Activist Architect Extraordinaire.

The Curious Case of the Corpo Employee Who Worked HImself to Death



Quite restrained really. I only go postal maybe once in the entire piece. 🙂

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