"wait til i tell ye"myth and story tale (5.12.2005, 22:14 UTC)
.............. just a few concluding thoughts.My favourite Best story was told to me second hand by my old mate Bernard on Saturday night. It is from the Swiss German woman who opened the whole food shop in Holywood back in the mid eighties. If I get some details wrong, it’s due to the lateness of the hour and the fact it was told to me some time after my third pint in Neds.One day, not long after opening the shop, it came to lunchtime and it being a pleasant summer’s day she decided...
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"wait til i tell ye""Tin Baths and Mangles" (25.11.2005, 21:48 UTC)
That's the title of the first book from the Tin Bath Writers Group which, if all goes according to plan should be available for the Christmas rush. The book consists of a series of short stories and poems that reflect the varied memories and experiences of the members of the group. Some pieces are reflections on real life events while others are purely works of fiction. Although the group is based in Sailortown not all its members come from that district and this is reflected in the book. S...
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"wait til i tell ye"there should be space for people to tell their stories (18.11.2005, 09:31 UTC)
Brian Campbell was not one to make a dramatic entrance. Not the one at the meeting who raised his hand repeatedly to restate what the three speakers before him had just said. But he was the one you spoke to afterwards to see what thoughts he had on taking the project forward becausehe was sure to have them. And not just thoughts but notes too, because for Brian a pen and notebook were an essential element of dress.source - An Phoblacht ObituariesThe TimesNovember 11, 2005Brian CampbellJanuary 4...
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"wait til i tell ye"looking forward to . . . (10.11.2005, 18:50 UTC)
CREATIVE WRITERS NETWORKLITERARY CONFERENCE 2005 Ormeau Baths Gallery,Ormeau Avenue, Belfast 'A Nest Of Singing Birds'Creative Writers Network is hosting the first ever literary conference and exhibition in the Ormeau Baths Gallery, Ormeau Road, Belfast on Friday 2nd (7-9pm) and Saturday 3rd (9.30am-5.30pm) December 2005. The topic of the conference will focus on ‘The Historical role of Literary Art in Northern Ireland: The impact of Literary Art in Northern Ireland and the impact of Nort...
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"wait til i tell ye"from being unable to read a book to writing three of her own (7.11.2005, 13:45 UTC)
I was written off as lazy and stupid. Over 50 years on, the memory still hurtsMarion Lady Langham endured long years of misery at school, branded "lazy" and "stupid" due to undiagnosed dyslexia, a condition that neither she nor her teachers had ever heard of. On the eve of National Dyslexia Week ,the 65-year-old grandmother from Co Fermanagh tells Jane Bell how she went from being unable to read a book to writing three of her own. THROUGH all her nightmare school years young Marion had nev...
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"wait til i tell ye"....... and Then Some (6.11.2005, 20:22 UTC)
From a rich reservoir of inner creative talent, Graham in his new work, 'One Life..And Then Some' has achieved 3 great goals, all in a single volume. (1)It's Inspirational. 'Reaches The Heart';(2)It's Informative. 'Unearths the Hidden History of Days Gone By'; Graham makes the past alive and real again! (3)It's very Educational 'Truth is Our Best Teacher'.source - Barnes & NobleA prodigal son?One of the most gripping stories in the Bible is that of the Prodigal Son, which may have a moral fo...
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"wait til i tell ye"fine words (2.11.2005, 22:03 UTC)
Holywood Writers are an independent group, with their own constitution, meeting fortnightly in Holywood Library. They currently have 20 active members, and are always ready to welcome new blood, whether new or experienced writers. Anyone interested in membership, or indeed in commenting on the book, can contact them via the Library or by e-mailing holywoodwriters@yahoo.co.uk Unbuttered Parsnips is the Holywood Writers’ third anthology since the group was formed in 1992. It has just ove...
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"wait til i tell ye"true Brit Lit (1.11.2005, 13:40 UTC)
Crusoe's Secret is a wide-ranging collection of essays on major authors and texts from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. More than a loose gathering, it offers a series of explorations and readings in the culture of English dissent, whether focussed on canonical works - Paradise Lost, Robinson Crusoe, Clarissa - or moving between epic and novel, lyric, tract and drama. Tom Paulin engages with the great dissenting voices from Bunyan to D. H. Lawrence, and he casts new light on others - su...
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"wait til i tell ye"it's less about being arse to the future and staring at the past it's actually about.... (28.10.2005, 17:35 UTC)
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"wait til i tell ye""high shelves and dusty volumes" (26.10.2005, 15:27 UTC)
Secondhand book sellers are taking to the internet. The magic of the dusty secondhand bookshop where treasures lie waiting to be discovered, is in danger of vanishing forever. Since 2001, the number of secondhand bookshops in the UK and Ireland has halved.There were more than 1,200 such shops four years ago. Today, there are just about 600. In Northern Ireland, Joseph Leckey, bookseller, shut the door on his Saintfield shop last March after 40 years in the business. Now he has set up in a corner...
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"wait til i tell ye"Damian - the interview (23.10.2005, 14:06 UTC)
Secrets & Lies: Damian GormanAward-winning Northern Irish playwright Damian Gorman (44) is getting married in December to Bronwen Williams, literature specialist for the Arts Council of the Republic. He has two children, Molly (18) and Jack (13). His new play Darkie, about migrant workers from Bosnia who set up home here, is on at the Belfast Festival at Queen's. Another new play, 1974: The End of the Year Show, will open at Belfast's Lyric early next year. He reveals all to Gail WalkerWHAT ARE ...
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"wait til i tell ye"A REVOLUTION IN PUBLISHING (20.10.2005, 20:37 UTC)
What is BRAT? BRAT is fresh, punk, attitude,pugnacious, fearless, prickly,spiky, playful, slyly informative,aspirational and righteous. It’s music, TV, gaming, advice, health, sex, careers, web, texts, phones, sport, and school.Celebrity and hard reportage will sit happily side by side. It’s the best magazine ever produced in this country. source - http://www.globalclub.com/brat/BRATMediaPack.pdf MP Lembit Opik is set to unspin politicians' spin in a brand new teen mag....
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"wait til i tell ye"Families and Communities - 43rd Belfast Festival @ Queen's (18.10.2005, 15:45 UTC)
Our programme takes us literally from birth and the creation of life with our Opening Procession, Insectes, and shows like Oogly Boogly and Organillo, to the afterlife in Daragh Carville's new work for Tinderbox, Family Plot. Communities of all kinds are celebrated, from those on the borders of this country in Simon James.Mapping Frontiers exhibition, to teenage skateboarders in Australia as they learn painfully what being part of a community means in Skate. Join us too for Belfast's major conf...
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"wait til i tell ye"flowering of writing in Fermanagh (16.10.2005, 15:48 UTC)
An exhibition by the Irish and Local Studies Department to celebrate the work of recent Fermanagh writers is set to continue in Enniskillen Library for another two weeks.The launch of this activity, which marks the extraordinary flowering of writing in the county in recent years, took place in Enniskillen Library Tuesday evening, October 4. About 40 people attended the special night, which featured contributions by local authors. Afterwards, guests were able to buy works from a wide range o...
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"wait til i tell ye"Powerful (and power-full) poems by Seamus Heaney (15.10.2005, 13:42 UTC)
Out of Shot November morning sunshine on my backThis bell-clear Sunday, elbows lodged strut-firmOn the unseasonably warmTop bar of a gate, inspecting livestock,Catching gleams of the distant Viking vikOf Wicklow Bay; thinking scriptoriumNorse raids, night-dreads and that 'fierce warriors' poem About storm on the Irish Sea - so no attackIn the small hours or next morning; thinking shockOut of the blue or blackout, the staggered walkOf a donkey on the TV news last night -Loosed from a cart tha...
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"wait til i tell ye"written for Charlie and Gabriel (12.10.2005, 10:12 UTC)
“My dearest and most beautiful Caron. What a joy and privilege for over 41 years, to have you as my most precious and loving daughter. I feel so proud to be your mum and I could not have wished for a more glorious daughter; spirited, caring, loving and full of fun. You showered endless love and joy on our lives and brought light and rainbows to us daily.Although our relationship has always been exceptionally deep, during the last seven years there have been constant new depths and discover...
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"wait til i tell ye"Belfast came up with the Titanic, the Troubles, the car bomb, kneecapping, Ulster fries and big fucken sinks (10.10.2005, 17:07 UTC)
Troubles to be satirised in new novel The Northern Ireland Troubles are to be laid bare in a satirical new novel in which the protagonist assassinates politicians and paramilitary leaders with the acquiescence of state officials. Woundlicker is the first novel by former journalist Jason Johnson, who has covered many of the killings in Northern Ireland. "Woundlicker is a story without heroes set in a city where there are far too many," Johnson told The Independent on Sunday. "It's the tale of a...
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"wait til i tell ye"......going down from the No 1 spot to No 5......... (9.10.2005, 14:12 UTC)
Bestsellers1 (2) The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown2 (10) London bridges James Patterson3 (3) Angels and Demons Dan Brown4 (-) Going Postal Terry Pratchett5 (1) Always and Forever Cathy Kellysource - http://books.guardian.co.uk/bestsellers/alltitles/0,5917,,00.htmlFairy godmothers do exist, even in the tranquil hills of Ireland...Once upon a time, in the beautiful town of Carrickwell, lived three women whose lives were mapped out: Ambitious Mel would have her career and her family; caring Daisy a child...
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"wait til i tell ye"new work by some of the best and most exciting voices in Ireland today (4.10.2005, 16:05 UTC)
A week of short stories on the theme of ‘Families and Communities’ by five renowned Irish writers, recorded live at this year’s Belfast Festival at Queen’s. For the fourth year running, BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama is returning to the Belfast Festival at Queen’s with five new short stories for Radio 4. The event will be hosted by Rowland Rivron and recorded live in the Great Hall of Belfast’s City Hall. Taking the theme of this year’s Festival &#8211...
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"wait til i tell ye"from Barbados to Belfast (1.10.2005, 14:07 UTC)
StoneWhen the stone fall that morning out of the johncrow sky it was not dark at first . that opening on to the red sea humming but something in my mouth like feathers . blue like bubbles carrying signals & planets & the sliding curve of the world like a water pic. ture in a raindrop when the pressure.drop then the stone fall that morning out of the johncrow sky I couldn't cry out because my mouth was full of beast & plunder as if I was gnashing badwords among tombstones as if the road up s...
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"wait til i tell ye"all those feckin fugees (25.9.2005, 11:38 UTC)
'The Blowin of Baile Gall' That most innocuous of diurnal events, the coffee break, proves to be a potential minefield in "The Blowin of Baile Gall," a densely plotted drama by Ronan Noone that opened last night at the Irish Arts Center in a crisp production directed by David Sullivan.Mr. Noone, an Irish-born playwright living in Boston, has clearly taken to heart the rule that conflict is at the root of drama. The tensions that arise among the small cadre of contract laborers who populate ...
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"wait til i tell ye"from Little Lea to Narnia (24.9.2005, 14:24 UTC)
Devin Brown took some time to answer some questions about the upcoming film, and his Chronicles of Narnia book. Devin Brown is English Professor at Asbury College, where among other things, he teaches a class on C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. A recent review has called his book Inside Narnia: A Guide to Exploring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Baker Books, Sept. 2005) an “indispensable reference” for those who want to learn more about Lewis’s classic story. NF: How do...
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"wait til i tell ye"towards an inclusive society (22.9.2005, 16:52 UTC)
International Community Arts Conference October 21-23 2005 is an international community arts conference for community arts activists, artists, community workers, and policy makers. Organised by the Community Arts Forum in conjunction with the Belfast Festival at Queen’s, NICVA and the Rural Community Network. Conference Venue - Belfast Waterfront Hall Friday 8:00 am - 2:00pm Registration 9:30am Opening Gerri Moriarty, conference chair Transforming communities through ...
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"wait til i tell ye"adjourned (14.9.2005, 17:59 UTC)
& Satan fights back in BelfastIn June 2004, Belfast's alternative freesheet, The Vacuum, published by Factotum, caused great controversy when it published two issues themed 'God' and 'Satan'. Based on one complaint from a member of the public, some city councilors jumped on the issue, swinging their fists of Jesus-loving freedom-hating justice and denouncing the publication as "filth" that was "encouraging devil worship." These noble knights of God and Love and Light then voted to withhold an a...
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"wait til i tell ye"writing about Norn Iron (13.9.2005, 20:27 UTC)
GERMAN PAPERSBelfast Finger PointingViolence has returned to Northern Ireland, and German editorialists say there is plenty of blame to go around for Belfast's Protestants, Catholics, and even Tony Blair.- > http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,374484,00.html Rioting continues for third night in BelfastCrowds of Protestants blocked key roads in Belfast and rioted for the third straight night on Monday in what analysts called a long-building explosion of frustration at Northern Ir...
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"wait til i tell ye"a new page turner (12.9.2005, 16:37 UTC)
I've read all your books.I couldnt leave them down once I started reading them. Just finished reading A Matter Of Trust.Fantastic book,is there going to be a sequel? Please keep on writing.Roll on September..........Debbie Doherty : Ballymoney,Co Antrim source - http://www.marylarkin.co.uk/FORMER mill girl turned bestselling author Mary Larkin will be back in her native Belfast, signing copies of her new book in Easons of Donegall Place. It's called Sworn to Secrecy and once again is based on th...
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"wait til i tell ye"Thank you, Mr McNicholl (10.9.2005, 15:47 UTC)
Damian McNichollI'm from Northern Ireland, attended law school in Cardiff, Wales, worked in London, and came to the US in the nineties where I slaved as an underpaid attorney while teaching myself to write fiction on the commute to Long Island and then NYC. After a lot of approaches to agents, followed by a crop of alternately florid, stupid or deliciously encouraging passes from publishers, my first novel A Son Called Gabriel was taken, got a great cover slapped on its hardback, and beat a path...
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"wait til i tell ye"from Portstewart to Toronto (8.9.2005, 15:40 UTC)
Few people are candid about mental health problems but Carol uses her poetry to cut through the stigmas that surround them, breaking down barriers. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is helping performance poet Carol Kelly from Portstewart, to travel to Canada in October where she will be hosting two workshops at the Workman’s Theatre, a centre for addiction and mental health in Toronto. Carol, who describes herself as a survivor of the mental health system, has been wr...
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"wait til i tell ye""controversial man of letters" (3.9.2005, 14:59 UTC)
FRED JOHNSTON - POET, NOVELIST, CRITIC, MUSICIANI was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1951 and educated there and St Thomas Aquinas', Toronto, Canada.I am a novelist, reviewer, poet and playwright, and founder of Galway city's annual literature festival Cúirt; more recently, I founded The Western Writers Centre (writersgalway@eircom.net -091.533595).Our Centre is always grateful for funding and sponsorship.PLAYS:'Actors';'Wednesday'; 'No Earthly Pole.'NOVELS: 'Picture of a Girl in a S...
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"wait til i tell ye"limited edition - £350 (30.8.2005, 19:11 UTC)
A book of poems and drawings by Ulster artist Paul Yates - first published 31 years ago - has re-emerged as a collector's item. A copy of A White Cat With A Human Face, along with two sketches by Yates, has just been snapped up at auction for £3,200.It first appeared in a limited edition of 500 in 1974.The copy that came under the hammer at Major's Fine Art Sale in Cambridge was bought by an anonymous American. Jenny Major of the auction house explained: "The book, signed and numbered, i...
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