Pictured in Drogheda
L-R Boyne Writers Tom Dredge, Brendan Carey Kinnane, Orla Fay, Michael Farry
Last night I attended what was an interesting group meeting. Firstly Evan Costigan (who introduced me to the group over two years ago) was in attendance. He had been abroad in Japan where he was teaching English for a year and a half. I believe Evan will be back to attend meetings on a more regular basis now which is good as he is a great writer. Secondly Evan and Michael Farry have been long listed for the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year 2010. This is a great achievement by both poets.
We had a large group in attendance including Rory O'Sullivan (who writes in calligraphy and illustrates his rhyming poetry), Barbara Flood, Anne Crinion, Caroline Carey Finn, James Linnane, Jenny Andersson and newer members Bill Comerford and Maria Durnin. Paul Kerr dropped in too. Paddy Smith, the group's chairman, was absent so I chaired some of the meeting in my role as vice chairwoman.
Michael Farry discussed Boyne Berries 8 with us and it looks like the magazine will be launched on the third Thursday of September. I had helped edit some of the poetry for the magazine a couple of weeks ago.