Creating Realistic Characters Last week I began to look at how to create realistic characters. This week I want to continue this important aspect of the novel. Try to convey the nature of your character, as far as possible, by indirect means. For instance, instead of overtly stating that he is a mean man, show […]
Fellow Limerick poet Tim Cunningham on John Liddy’s recent publication Arias of Consolation.
Jo Slade’s reaction to Arias of Consolation by John Liddy
“I’ve read Arias of Consolation several times, a wonderful paean for Limerick, a kind of opera in three line trecets that guides the reader through the city with the constancy of its own particular music. These are memorable songs that capture the ‘edginess’ and the beauty of the city. There is also a depth of perspective, […]
Samhain in spoken word and song. Live performances at Treaty City Brewery from Limerick Writers’ Centre & open mic for audience participation
About this event Samhain Limerick’s Hallowe’en Festival proudly presents /the return of The Limerick Writers Centre performing Samhain themed poetry & prose in the cool surrounds of Treaty City Brewery. Dominic Taylor, John Liddy Mike MacDomhnaill & a special rendition of Drunken Thady & the Bishop’s Lady by Pat Power. Music and song form special […]
A Halloween Themed Reading/Performance
Limerick Writers’ Centre in association with Samhain Halloween Festival present A Samhain Themed Reading/Performance Fri 29th Oct 2021 7.00pm to 9.00pm Treaty Brewery, Nicholas St., Limerick Join our guest readers and musicians Stories and poems from – John Liddy and Mike MacDomhnaill Plus a special live recitation of the Bard of Thomond, Michael Hogan’s ‘Drunken Thady and the Bishop’s Lady’ […]
An Island of Scribes and Bards – Part 3 Limerick Literary Legends – Poets
An Island of Scribes and Bards – Part 3 Limerick Literary Legends – Poets by Kieran Beville Kieran Beville – Proud Limerick-man and former teacher of English Literature – concludes a three part series on Irish writers, notably Limerick authors, showcasing their immense contribution to Ireland’s rich literary heritage. This week the focus is on […]
Praise and a Poem for Liddy’s ‘Arias of Consolatuion’
IN SPAIN I CAME TO MY SENSES For John Liddy in Madrid: 1. In Spain I saw lightning strike Twice: bull’s eye, blue eye. Blinding. Twice. Caught in a storm of not being There for the original sin, I revisited Eden. Selling apples with poems at their core. Learning by heart that I speak […]
John Liddy Introduces Kieran Beville’s Homecoming Book of Poems ‘Fool’s Gold’.
This is Kieran Beville’s homecoming book of poems with memories of a Limerick childhood, paeans to his mother and father, the young poet’s developing years before branching out into the world where we meet his own family, the pain of separation, his religious and mystical self and the scars of life’s hard lessons prospecting for […]
“like a breath of fresh Limerick air…” (click for video)
Now at Quay Books, Limerick, only €12.00. Buy online here: https://www.quaybooksstore.com/…/ar…… An epic book-length poem, Arias of Consolation, about Limerick, written in the manner of Virgil’s