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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?

happy cat

Rik V

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

Boston tea party

 

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.

ketchup

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

 

 

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

The Cantabrig 3

The Cantabrig 2

The Cantabrig 1

happy cat

Rik V

BWG: What a beautiful day (hey hey)!

And nothing is impossible

In our all powerful mind

Red nose smile

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

Gobstop the Presses – Ballyfermot Writers Group Goes International!

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

 

happy cat

Rik V

 

 

 

BWG: Chocs Away, Old Bean, Chocs Away!

Running Easter Egg

Work Off all of that nasty Easter Chocolate

– by using your pencil!

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Why Not Start to write creatively?

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 26th April 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!


Are you gonna bark all day little doggie, or are you gonna bite?

happy cat

Rik V

 

BWG: I dreamt about you last night and I fell out of bed twice

“A woman’s got as much right -and more cause- to get drunk than any man.” (Shelagh Delaney)

Shelagh Delaney

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


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 29th March 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