What a wonderful way to bring the 2020 Write-on sessions to a close! More than 20 videos on display; the launch of our Christmas Covid Song BEAT THE VIRUS; magical new stories and poems; comedy inserts; surprise guests with gifts; and a brand new Mug of the Month Winner, NOLLAIG O’DONNELL, our birthday girl!
A huge ‘Thank You’ to Anne Murray for her brilliant work gathering and presenting the MOTM entries. She has brought the monthly competition to a new level; interest in winning the coveted Mugsy is at fever pitch at the moment. Watch the MUG OF THE MONTH entries for yourself and you will see that Nollaig was a deserving winner. The fact that it happened on her birthday was just a charming piece of serendipity.
Nollaig’s story MAM’s LITTLE CLOWN was one of the highlights of the evening. There wasn’t a dry eye left in the house after her beautiful reading.
But the night was full of highlights: Anne McManus’s poem about her Christmas Memory; Judith Geoghegan’s evocative description of Manhattan Christmas Magic; Mary Rose’s Santa’s Secret; Sean McGrath’s Nonsense Poem; Thomas MacMahon’s Thoughts Before Christmas and Warm a Heart; Nollaig’s Advent, Snow, In Memory of Bells; and all the contributions from Elizabeth, James, Mary, Ciara, Geraldine, Anne Murray and Frank.
We had a wonderful evening of fun and celebration. Enjoy sharing the Write-on Website with your friends and family over Christmas. There are loads of videos, stories, poems and songs to watch to remind us that even during a pandemic, people are resilient, strong and creative. If we work together, we can overcome any difficulty.
Let the Write-on spirit of Christmas carry you all safely through to the end of 2020 into a sparkling new year, filled with promises of better days to come.
Happy Christmas to everyone! See you all in the New Year!