Friday, April 29, 2011

Boyne Reading and Open Mic - April

Our Readings and Open Mic on a balmy end of April night in the Knightsbridge Coffee Shop was enjoyed by the attendance. The new venue worked out very well, more intimate than the Village Hall, bigger than the library and very good acoustics.

The featured reader was our own James Linnane (top) who read from his Life and Times of a Gotcha. The more I hear of this the madder it sounds. James has a lovely habit of saying in an aside This really happened as he starts to read an episode.

A good number of our own members read, mostly prose and we had members of the Meath Writers Circle, Michael Shields (above) and Frank Murphy, as well. Both read prose, Michael a short piece inspired by our MCs strictness as regards length of reading and Frank a great story about . . . well about some characters in an Irish pub and a coat which went to Katanga and back.

Meath Cavan LitLab was ably represented by Honor Duff (above) who read a poignant well-crafted poem about her father's experience in the trenches in the war.

Frank Murphy and Orla Fay were taking pictures so look out for their comments and photographs on their blogs.

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