Sunday, September 14, 2014

So I've entered two competitions!

So from the title you will know by now that I have entered two poetry competitions! I found details of which on the Poetry Ireland website while I was researching a school competition my son wanted to know about. So I took the plunge and entered my poems 'I Close My Eyes' and 'Goodbye'. I entered one into the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize and the second in the Troubador International Poetry Prize. So fingers crossed! I am only a small bit competitive but 'Game on!'. See you Monday...  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Long Stone and Other Treasures

It's finally here.. our book launch ... well nearly here. Wednesday 10 September to be exact... at Wicklow Library ... from 6pm until 8pm. See you there.

Just a quick reminder that we will be meeting on Monday night 1 September to discuss the launch and then Writers will commence the new year on Monday 15 September 2014. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Long Stone and Other Treasure's Launch

The launch of our new anthology 'The Long Stone and Other Treasure's' will be Wednesday 10 September 2014 in Wicklow Library from 6p.m. to 8p.m. looking forward to it!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Finishing up for the Summer!


As we are closing for the Summer months, we had a final get together at the National Library of Ireland and were guided throughout  'The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats' Exhibition by a member of their staff. We were also treated to a viewing of the reading room upstairs in the Library where we could locate a copy of our previous publications! We concluded the outing with a lovely meal in the Dairy Restaurant, Phil Healy's Bar. This is where we met up with the other Members of the Wicklow Writers who could not make the earlier part of the day.
Our final Writers session was this evening and we hope to be active again on 1st September 2014. In the meantime, if you want to contact us or see what we're about please check out our facebook page or contact us via email.
Look out for our e-book, The Long Stone and Other Treasures due to be published soon.
In the meantime, have a great Summer!

Monday, May 19, 2014

COSMIC POETRY - Sunday 25 May 2014 at 12 noon

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the Cosmic Poetry open mic poetry event this Sunday 25 May 2014 at 12 noon. Come Along, bring your friends and your poetry to the Cosmic Garden, An Tairseach Ecology Centre (beside Dominican College) and see what it's all about. This event is in connection with the Wicklow Arts Festival that is taking place in Wicklow town from Friday 23 May until 25 May. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

EASTER  PARADE by Nora Fleming

As I gaze into the mirror
A voice whispers in my ear
A reminder of my debut
Bliss, emotion and a tear,
Staring into each shop window
Admiring Easter Bonnets
Primrose yellow my first choice
With all the frills upon it.


Marching with the big Grand Marshal
To the drumming of the beat,
Flags blow gently in the breeze
From the lampposts on the street.
I feel like I am dreaming
It all seems so surreal,
Drums beat louder, we march along,
It’s true, “The dream is real”

Nora Fleming

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Once

A soldier of The Great War


I was a soldier once 
Now a bright white stone
I was a squaddie
Marching in step
Now I stand in line
Straight serried rank
I was a village lad
Laughing with the boys
Having a harvest beer
Now I stand forever
With my mates
No beer no harvest
Only the reaping of the dead
A generation cropped
Short before its bloom






Martin Swords
March 2014