This week’s schedule of contributions is exemplary for a development which has been noticeable for some time: our presentations are a melange of works, some of them brand new short stories, poems, or non-fiction reports, and others excerpts from longer works in progress. In addition, the agenda in recent weeks has been so packed that items have had to be carried forward to a later session. All this reflects the vibrancy and creativity of our group.
The end of May is the deadline for items to be included in our next Anthology 2023, and the discussion about the table of contents has appeared on WOWO (but been held over) for some weeks. Please, everyone, think back over what you presented during the past Write-On year, so that we can enjoy a lively and fruitful discussion about this point some time in the course of this month.
Last week, Tony Monaghan kindly submitted and read the first chapter of his novel ‘Swimming Through Walls’. On Thursday, it might be interesting to rediscuss this chapter in relation to our expectations of the novel as a whole, and to highlight some points to watch out for when reviewing the complete novel. This might lead to insights which can be applied profitably to other books we read.
Last but not least, here are the two new keywords for the next Mug of the Month competition: BLOCK and BREEZE. I hope you’ll all overcome springtime writer’s block and breeze in with new contributions before May 22nd, which is the closing date!
Story: Retirement by Anne McManus
Story: Chapter 4 by Joanne Dowling
Story: New Short Story ‘Beat 2’ by Frank Fahy
Poem: Arranmore by Brian Ferguson
Poem: Ringrose and Savoury Bushes by James Conway
Poem: Spring’s Warbling by James Conway
Poem: Swamp by Pete Lamb
Novel: The Stained Collar by Seamus Keogh
Novel: A Normal Couple by Jutta Rosen
Discussion: Tony Monaghan’s Novel ‘Swimming through Walls’ by all Members
Anthology 2023: Review of Contents by All Members
- Mayor of Galway Awards – Write-On Nomination by All Members
- Write-On Events in Listowel by All Members
- President of Ireland Invitation for Culture Night by All Members