Friday, September 28, 2012

Boyne Berries 12 Launched

Boyne Berries 12 was launched last evening in the Castle Arch Hotel by Professor Gregory Castle, Department of English, Arizona State University, Tempe. An audience of about sixty people attended and heard Gregory talk about his involvement with poetry from early efforts, designed to impress girls, to his current work.

He complimented Boyne Writers Group on the continued publication of the magazine and commented on the variety of styles and themes of the prose and poetry in the issue. He also mentioned that an ancestor of his had fought on the Williamite side at the Battle of the Boyne.

Eighteen of those whose work is featured in the magazine attended and read. These included student Emma Clarke who travelled from Kerry to read her wonderful story, Sheep, about a youth diagnosed as bi-polar and Frank Farrelly from Waterford who read his poem, Visiting Rites, about visiting the grave of his father, who incidentally was born in Meath.

The evening ended with Greg Hastings, who designs the covers for Boyne Berries, presenting Gregory Castle (on the right in picture above) with a framed print of the cover image as a token of the Group's appreciation.

Boyne Berries 12 is available in Antonia's Bookshop and in Spar, Trim and online on the Group's website.

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