After a decline before Easter, Mug of the Month is starting the new term with no less than ten entries! Congratulations to all participants. The titles show a beguiling wealth of topics around the words Stand and Shoot, and we can expect a close contest for the coveted Mug.
A further highlight for this evening, and a novelty, is Tony Monaghan’s reading of the first chapter of his novel ‘Swimming through Walls’. His book is being considered by publishers in London, and he is looking forward to comments and feedback from our group. In addition, he might provide some information on how he organises his writing.
Frank Fahy has resurfaced after his bout with Covid and come out a winner with a new short story. We look forward to hearing it.
Our two novelists, Seamus Keogh and Jutta Rosen, are offering further material from their books. They will welcome reactions – both positive and constructively critical – from other members of the group.
Welcome, everyone, to what promises to be an outstandingly lively and fulfilling evening.
Mug of the Month – Key Words: STAND and SHOOT
A Fanfare for Spring by Frank Fahy
So You Shoot? by Anne McManus
Our Common Home by Richard O’Donnell
Shoot and Stand by James Conway
Small Beginnings by Anne Murray
Social Skills by Mary Rose Toibin
The Last Note by Nollaig O’Donnell
The Green Little Shoots by Elizabeth Hannon
Three Men in a Tower by Joanne Dowling
Timeout! by Judith Geoghegan
Chapter 01: Swimming Through Walls by Tony Monaghan
Section One: New Short Story by Frank Fahy
Update on Novel: The Stained Collar by Seamus Keogh
Update on Novel: A Normal Couple by Jutta Rosen
Anthology 2023: Review of Contents by All Members