Friday, March 2, 2012

Boyne Writers Group

Our meeting on Thursday evening was unusually well-attended with fourteen members present. We had great readings and criticism - poetry including haiku, drama, story and novel extracts, opinion pieces and memoir - and got through the lot in good time thanks to our efficient chairperson, Paddy Smith.

Some good news about members' successes as well. Orla Fay is tops as far as publication credits go, having had poems published in Crannog, Census 3 and on-line at Silver Blade magazine. And it's only March!

Caroline Carey Finn also told us that she has another piece accepted for Sunday Miscellany. Here's the secret. She took a piece she had previously submitted to the programme, retitled it, included a note pointing out how topical it was and they got back to her straight away. The piece is about mock exams in secondary schools.

We also are organising a series of workshops for the group, our Boyne Readings and Open Mic are due to recommence in April and Boyne Berries 11 will be launched at the end of this month. A busy group!!

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