Sunday, March 11, 2012

Boyne Berries 11

After the celebration and excitement of Boyne Berries 10, issue 11 is in danger of being overshadowed. We have gone back to our usual black and white, standard size, no images apart from the cover, style. We couldn't afford to keep up the standard of issue 10 though we are very proud of that production.

We are also proud to have managed to keep the magazine going for so long. Sales don't cover costs. More writers send material to the magazine than buy the magazine.

To date we have got small, much appreciated grants from Meath Arts Office for three of the issues. The Boyne Writers Group funds the magazine from the members' meeting contributions.

Issue 11 has been put together, cover image supplied by the ever reliable Greg Hastings, the pdf sent to the printers, the first proof corrected, the launch planned. It will take place in the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim on Thursday 29 March at 8pm. The magazine will be launched by Michael Slavin.

Michael Slavin has been an equestrian correspondent since the 1960s. He also commentated on show jumping events for RTÉ Radio Sport. He is the author of Showjumping Legends Ireland 1868-1998, The Ancient Books of Ireland, The Book of Tara and Ambassadors on Horseback: the Irish Army Equitation School. He now runs an antiquarian book shop at the Hill of Tara.

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