This Thursday our session will begin 15 minutes earlier, at 6.45 GMT, and run on to about 9.15 GMT. Why? It’s our Christmas Special, and a glance at the scheduled programme below will raise the follow-up query: Will that be long enough?!
Guests will be welcome to join us on the night! Friends will supply the Zoom link on request.
Our contributions this week include old favourites, such as ‘Manhattan Christmas Magic’ by Judith Geoghegan or ‘Mam’s Little Clown’ by Nollaig O’Donnell, and new works written specially for the event, examples being ‘The Sorry Christmas Tree’ by Jutta Rosen and ‘Aunt Bibi’s Christmas’ by Geraldine Warren.
A further point of note on this night is that it includes no less than seven genres, which must be a first in our long list of past meetings. Congratulations to all participants!
A special word of thanks is due to Anne Murray for her scores of professional Powerpoint presentations, with animated texts, pictures and background music. They have enhanced every single meeting we’ve had and are sincerely appreciated by all members.
And thanks also to Frank Fahy for running the show. A compère par excellence! Thank you, Frank!
A Happy Christmas to All Members – Past, Present and To Come – and to All Our Guests from
The Write-On Group
Poem A Perfect Day James Conway
Poem Christmas Elizabeth Hannon
Poem Nollaig na mBan Anne McManus
Poem Ago James Conway
Poem Childhood Memory Anne McManus
Poem Orphans of the Dark James Conway
Poem Snow Nollaig O’Donnnell
Poem In Memory of Bells Nollaig O’Donnell
Poem Christmas Eve James Conway
Poem Christmas Miracle Seamus Keogh
Extract Aunt Bibi’s Christmas Geraldine Warren
Short Story Santa’s Secret Mary Rose Tobin
Short Story The Sorry Christmas Tree Jutta Rosen
Short Story Turkeys Don’t Fly Anne Murray
Short Story Mam’s Little Clown Nollaig O’Donnell
Short Story Ordering the Turkey Anne McManus
Play The Christmas Party Joanne Dowling
Memoir Christmas Eve Mary Hodson
Video Mugsy’s Christmas in Kilkenny Kathleen Phelan
Video Santa’s Little Helpers Write-On Members
Song Our Christmas Angel The Pattersons
Song Manhattan Christmas Magic Bill & Judith Geoghegan
Song Silent Night Mary Rose Tobin
Song Have Yourself a Merry Christmas Mary Rose Tobin