Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Boyne Readings and Open Mic 2

The other featured reader at the Boyne Readings and Open Mic on Thursday February 18, at 8pm is well known Navan writer Michael Sheils. Michael has published a book, Short Trousers Days in Navan. He left school in 1962 at the age of 13 without doing the Primary Cert.

At 49, he returned to learning with the Meath VEC Adult Literacy Scheme, two hours per week, and since then has sat the Junior Cert and the Leaving Cert. While studying for the Junior Cert, his tutor, Marie Condon, suggested to him that he should join the Meath Writers Circle.

As a member of the Circle he discovered that he liked to write. He self-published his book in November 2005. He has since written a number of short stories and poems. A retired miner, Michael is popularly known as Sheriff and has been a regular at the Boyne Readings and Open Mic. His blog is here.

The event takes place in The Village Hall, Knightsbridge Village, Longwood Road, Trim.

Each night features two well known writers who read from their work. This is followed by an open mic session where everyone is welcome to read their own work.

Just come along on the night and sign in. Admission 5 euro, Tea/Coffee, Biscuits.

1 comment:

MichaelSheils said...

Thanks for the plug Michael.