Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Boyne Berries Ready to Launch

At last the boxes containing the latest issue of our group's magazine Boyne Berries have been collected from our printers ePrint and are safely in my possession. So we actually have something to launch tomorrow night. We expect about eighteen contributors to be present to read their pieces and who knows how big of an audience. We usually have 50 to 60 people but there is always the doubt that this could be the flop with few present.

Pat Dunne is going to do the official launch. He is a Trim born internationally-selling author with four novels published to date. His novel, A Carol for the Dead, the first in a series of thrillers featuring the Meath-based archaeologist Illaun Bowe, has appeared in paperback in English and in addition has been translated into eleven other languages. We look forward to his contribution to the night.

The cover by Greg Hastings based on the churchyard at Tara looks very well. It's the first of a series of four, that's if the magazine can keep going for three more issues. We publish twice a year, no problem getting submissions the problem is finding the money to produce it. We got a small grant from the Meath Arts Office last year which helped.

Anyway we're looking forward to tomorrow night, good prose and poetry, friendly faces and the company of fellow writers. All welcome, no admission charge. Castle Arch Hotel, Trim 8pm.


Peter Goulding said...

Sadly I am sitting here in Intel and couldn't attend the launch. I'm disappointed I missed it

Tony Bailie said...

It was a great night Michael and I enjoyed meeting you all. I've put a post up on my own blog about it.
Hope to meet again soon.