Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Boyne Berries 6 Launch

I've got copies of Boyne Berries 6. It looks good though at this stage I'm always scared to read it for fear of finding typos I should have noticed before. I did proofread it very well didn't I?

The usual range of poetry and prose in this issue and the usual mix of established well-published writers and first timers. Highlights include poems from three members of the same family, Margaret Galvin, Philip Quirke and their son, eleven year old Ibar, from Wexford.

Other established writers included are Micéal Kearney, Gréagóir Ó Dúill, Marie MacSweeney, Jaki McCarrick and Liz Gallagher. From overseas we have contributors from England, Scotland, the USA, Canada and a young poet, YassenVassilev, from Bulgaria.

Our covers are a trademark and this one by our usual artist, Greg Hastings, is as usual striking - an image from Ardmore Co Waterford.

The launch is on in the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim at 8pm on this Thursday evening, 24 September. The magazine will be officially launched by retired Trim solicitor Michael Regan who is himself an author. His memoir, Ten in the Bed, was published in 2005 and was very well received.

All are welcome, no admission charge and many of the contributors will be reading.

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