Our session this week is influenced by the excitement in the run-up to Culture Night 2023, which will take place on Friday, September 22. Our members have produced a two-hour video of our activities, with short portraits of themselves and where they live, as well as extracts from their works. In ‘A Tapestry of Words’ you will be transported from Galway to Dublin, from Kilkenny to Germany, from Australia to the U.S.! The film can be viewed on YouTube on September 22 from 7pm GMT – for further details please see the Newsletter Page of this website.
In case you are particularly interested in watching any one contribution, below is a list of the times when individual writers appear in the video, identifiable by their place of residence. However, the rich diversity of poetry, memoir extracts, novel excerpts and songs offer a full evening of entertainment of a very high standard. So be prepared to settle back and enjoy the show!
19:00:00 President Michael D. Higgins 19:01:16 A Tapestry of Words 19:01:41 Galway County Council 19:02:14 Westport, County Mayo 19:07:00 Roundstone, County Galway 19:13:36 Galway City 19:22:50 Kilkenny City 19:32:03 Terryland Forest Park, Galway 19:36:15 Moycullen, County Galway 19:43:44 Queensland, Australia 19:47:28 Oughterard, County Galway 19:51:02 Connecticut, USA 19:54:38 Silverstrand, Galway 19:58:45 Maunsells Park, Galway 20:05:43 Dromahair, County Leitrim 20:14:31 Brandenburg, Germany 20:20:07 Dublin 20:25:38 The Burren, County Clare 20:30:26 Barna Woods, Galway 20:33:27 Barna Community Support (1) 20:34:27 Boise, Idaho, USA 20:36:00 Furbo, County Galway 20:43:10 Barna Community Support (2) 20:43:08 Love Songs 20:49:46 Most Popular Book in Barna? 20:51:38 Write-on Publications This week's session offers a writing challenge involving character development for our members. We can look forward to no fewer than seven original poems, including one by our welcome new member Anyta Freeman. We are pleased to welcome another new member, Therese McManus, who is contributing a short story. In addition, discussions are planned on organisational aspects of our group. We wish all viewers an enjoyable and profitable evening! Programme: Discussion: Character Descriptions - Open to all Members Challenge 1: Writing Task based on Character Descriptions - Open to all Members Story: The Blue Cow - Therese McManus Poem: Poet On A Train - ANON Poem: My Little Beach – Ciara Keogh Poem: Missing My Home – Kathleen Phelan Poem: It Makes No Sense – Seamus Keogh Poem: Fragility in Life – Thomas MacMahon Poem: Christmas in Renvyle - Thomas MacMahon Poem: The Ritual - Anyta Freeman Discussion: How to get more viewers to watch our Culture Night Event - Open to all Members Discussion: Consider changing publication of Anthology to every two years - Open to all Members