Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tommy Murray at the Boyne Readings and Open Mic

The Boyne Readings and Open Mic on this Thursday, 17 May at 8 pm, will be a very special occasion featuring Trim’s own poet laureate, Tommy Murray, one of Meath’s foremost poets. Tommy's latest poetry collection, Swimming with Dolphins, has just been published by Lapwing, Belfast.

Tommy is a prolific author and has written a total of fourteen books so far, including poetry, local history and short stories. He has won numerous awards for his poetry including lifting the Poet of Fingal trophy three times, in 2005, 2006 and 2010.

His work has been published in many magazines and he has given readings in many venues including the National Concert Hall, the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown and at Listowel Writer's Week.

He is the head of the Meath Writers Circle and is is well-known throughout Meath as the facilitator of children’s writing groups and has edited a number of collections of such creative writing.

The evening will include the usual Open Mic. The Boyne Readings and Open Mic takes place in the Coffee Shop, Knightsbridge Nursing Home, Longwood Road, Trim. Admission is €5, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.

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