Listowel Writers' Week Fringe

Blogging Listowel's Literary Scene

2.5 days to go to Listowel Writers’ Week

May 25, 2009 By: Paul O'Mahony Category: participants, poetry, poets

Never did we need to be so focussed.

Certain things we can’t control: the weather. But will you all pray for sun…

The price of drink. But, if you’re a publican will you please accept poems in lieu of pints… stories for shots of spirit… songs for rounds…

Where is James McGrath?

He is believed to have set off from New Mexico, without a mobile phone or even a cellphone. I last found him wandering round Listowel during the 2007 Writers’ Week. If you see a man in a pair of moccassins who looks like he’s walking in the footsteps of ancient wisdom, that might be him.

Ask him about the internet, and he’ll look at you with a smile: he abstains.

I can’t wait to meet him again.

George Rowley too. He’s already in Listowel. Without a mobile either, and barely able to spell internet, George is probably practising in New Kingdom Bar.

We need a “sightings on Twitter” tweet eh?

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