The Limerick Writers’ Centre Presents

The March 2017 ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering

Tues 7th March at Shannon Rowing Club, Sarsfield Bridge, Limerick. Start 8pm


This month our guests are writers Phil Lynch and Sean O’Connor plus Open-Mic.


Phil Lynch lives in Dublin. He also lived in Belgium for a time. Most recently, his poems have appeared in, amongst others: Even The Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry, Revival, Bare Hands Anthology, Bare Hands Poetry (online), Boyne Berries Series, The Poetry Bus, Headstuff, OFi Press Literary Magazine (Mexico), Wordlegs, The Runt, Census 3, Circle Time, Headspace, Silver Apples Magazine, Bray Arts Journal. He has also been featured on the Arena Arts Show and the Poetry Programme on RTE Radio as well as on a number of local radio programmes. In 2015, he was placed third in the Doolin Writers’ Weekend Poetry Competition, shortlisted in the Red Line Poetry Competition and longlisted in the Dermot Healy International Poetry Competition. In 2014 he was a runner-up in the iYeats Poetry Competition and longlisted in the Over The Edge New Writer of the Year Competition. He is a regular reader/performer at poetry and spoken word events and festivals in Ireland and further afield, including Electric Picnic and Cúirt festivals and events in London, Paris, Brussels and New York. Phil is a co-founder of Ireland’s only spoken word festival, Lingo, and is a member of the Dalkey Writers Workshop.


Sean O’Connor is a poet, writer, folk singer and guitarist living in North Co. Tipperary.  Over the past 35 years he has written in many genres and toured in Europe, America and Asia.

He holds a M.Phil with distinction in International Peace Studies from Trinity College Dublin. He has also studied psychotherapy and journalism and is a long time practitioner of Soto Zen.

An editor of Haiku Spirit, his Haiku have been translated into several languages and published worldwide.


Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers. Even if you don’t write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.

NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD’s etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.

The Limerick Writers’ Centre is currently unfunded and depends for revenue from sales of books and donations.


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