Thursday, October 15, 2009

Boyne Readings Tonight

The Boyne Readings and Open Mic resumes tonight, Thursday 15 October, at 8.00 pm in the Knightsbridge Village Hall, Longwood Road, Trim.

Michael Regan, Trim, whose autobiography Ten In A Bed has been the surprise big hit of Irish publishing circles in recent years, will be joined by Drogheda poet Marie MacSweeney, whose second collection of poetry has just been published.

Marie MacSweeney's collection of short stories, Our Ordinary World and Other Stories, was published in 2004. She won the prestigious RTE Francis MacManus Short Story Competition in 2001 and her first poetry collection, Mother Cecily's Music Room, was published in 2005. Her latest book is a two-part collection and contains her translation into English of the famous poem of grief and love, Caoineadh Airt Ui Laoghaire and her own collection Flying During The Hours of Darkness, written around the theme of love and grief.

Michael Regan is a retired solicitor and has been to the forefront of many of the major community, sports and arts developments of the latter half of the 20th century in Meath. His autobiography is the exciting tale of his escapades over the years and of his many adventures in court. It has elicited high praise from people in all sectors of society and is still much in demand three years after its publication.

This is followed by an open mic session where everyone is welcome to read their own work. Time is allocated according to the number of readers. Just come along on the night and sign in. Admission 5 euro, Tea/Coffee, Biscuits.



It all looks good Michael. I received my copy of Boyne Berries in the post, thanks - the work is really excellent.

Conzie said...

Would anyone have a contact for michael regan? Am a big fan of his