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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Boyne Readings and Open Mic Tommy Murray

Tommy Murray will be the featured reader at May's Boyne Readings and Open Mic. The event will take place next Thursday, 17th May at 8pm in The Knightsbridge Retirement Village Coffee Shop. An open mic session will follow and all are welcome to attend and read if they choose. Admission is 5 euro and tea and coffee will be provided.

A native of Trim, Co. Meath he is the leader of The Meath Writers' Circle which was founded in 1992. They meet on the first Thursday of every month in Trim Castle Hotel. Tommy has written 12 books including "With the Boyne Through Trim", "Stella's Cottage" and "Where was Wellington Born?" He has collected 40 awards for literature including The Poet of Fingal Trophy and the Nora Fahy prize.

Tommy Murray has been widely published, in Crannog, Boyne Berries, Revival, The Stony Thursday Book and Outburst to name just a few. He is deeply involved in the history, folklore and culture of Meath and its environs. His poetry appeared in the UTV documentary "Valley of the Kings".

Tommy is no stranger to The Boyne Writers' Group and he wrote a foreword for our magazine Boyne Berries on its first outing. On this occasion he will read from his new poetry collection "Swimming with Dolphins" which is being published by lapwing. It will be officially launched in Navan Library at 7pm on Thursday 24th May. Tommy published "Counting Stained Glass Windows" with lapwing also in 2009.

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