Poetry to get you in a festive mood

Christmas Books
@ Karen J McDonnell

Next weekend I’ll be reading poetry for Christmas, and from This Little World.

Join me at the Ennis Bookshop on Sunday, 10 December. I’ll read a few of my own poems, and some poems I’ve chosen to get us into a festive mood. Dervilla has told me that I’ll be the first person to do a bit of poeting in the shop. I’m chuffed to have been asked.

So – why not get out of the bed a bit earlier and meet your gang for a nice brunch. Take in the Christmas lights and window displays in town. Then meander down to the bookshop for some poetry, and a good browse. You can even get some Christmas shopping done!

Time:   1.30pm, Sunday 10 December.   Venue: The Ennis Bookshop, Abbey Street, Ennis

(I heard a rumour that a box of Celebrations might be opened!)

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Speakin’ the words …

Just a quick thank you to everyone who turned up last Friday night to the Record Break Café in Ennis for Poetry Corner readings by myself and Donal O’Conaill,  & music and song from Emer O’Flaherty.

At the Record Break. photo C. The Poetry Collective
At the Record Break. photo C. The Poetry Collective

I really appreciated the reaction to the poems. Some were new poems on their first night out; they were very shy.

Now, my lovelies, you should go to Sinéad’s café when you are next in Ennis. The coffee is stonkin’ and the chocolate & caramel cake looks divine.  I’m heading back there soon for a slice.

In other writing matters – I’ve just posted a blog about the Walter Macken centenary. You can click on ‘blog’ above, or here.  I’d be glad to get your comments.