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  • Monday, 13th October 2014 at 7pm - 9pm
    Location: My house!

    Hello Folks,

    Hope everyone has had a lovely long summer break ... !

    And…

    • 3 people attended

Writing Meetup to Share & Encourage / Inspire each other

  • Monday, 16th June 2014 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: My House

    Hi Everyone,


    Next writing meetup is Monday June 16th @ 8pm at my house...

    • 3 people attended

Next session - Writing to Inspire :-)

  • Monday, 26th May 2014 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: My House

    Hi All,


    Our next writing meetup at my house is Monday May 26th at 8pm :-)

    • 3 people attended

Writing to Inspire ..

  • Monday, 28th April 2014 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: My House

    Hi All,

    Meeting on Monday April 28th…

    • 5 people attended

Writing to Inspire .....

  • Monday, 7th April 2014 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: My House

    Hi All,


    Meeting on Monday April 7th from 8pm to 10pm at my house for our next…

    • 6 people attended

Free Tele-seminar with Award Winning Author, Mark Matousek

  • Thursday, 20th March 2014 at 1:30am - 3am
    Location: This is an online Seminar that you can listen to for FREE

    Dear…

    • 1 person attended

Writing to Inspire

  • Monday, 24th March 2014 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: My house

    Hi All,

    The next writing group meetup is on Monday March 24th from 8pm to 10pm - I…

    • 7 people attended

The Lie - by Mairead Whyte

Posted by Mairead Whyte, Monday, 24th February 2014 @ 10:38pm

  • The Lie

    As nice as pie, as dark as death
    Her inner demon I had not met
    Until the day I disagreed
    And life cast a hard lesson down on me

    That sounds like a witch hunt
    I explained to her sweet face
    But the devil turned
    My words slandered all over the place

    What was I to do?
    Stand down from my beliefs
    Word kept spreading
    Would there be any relief?

    What people think
    Should matter none
    I have to hold my head high
    The days are long

    I would have no part
    In any schemes of revenge
    Life is too short
    No souls avenged

    Those people of new
    Don’t know who I am
    Is their life more exciting?
    With someone to damn

    Only now do I see
    The secret feelings in guile
    Inside the ones
    That feign the sweet smile

    I still hear their whispers
    The pain in my heart
    Alone with my feelings
    Never apart

    That day I arose
    From the hospital bed
    The lasting memory
    When I thought I was dead

    Danger in my path
    I was given a second chance
    And those who gossip
    Can dance their own dance

    With the love in my heart
    I can never again be beaten
    It is only the ego itself
    That succumbs to cheating

    The soft breeze approaches
    From the depths of my bones
    Writing, drumming, travel
    The gifts from my soul

    And ...
    The gentle spirit whispers
    You are never alone
     

Share our writing and a session on Descriptive Writing

  • Monday, 10th March 2014 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: My House

    Hi All,

    Great to meet you all again and after the kick - off meeting, we are all now…

    • 8 people attended

Group Member, Katriona Kerr, takes Second Place in Scotland's Creative Writing Competition!!!

Posted by Mairead Whyte, Monday, 17th February 2014 @ 10:04pm

  • Our Group Member, Katriona Kerr, takes second place in the Dear Scotland Creative Writing Competition!! Congratulations Katriona!

    Alistair Braidwood's review of Katriona's 'Homesickness' could not have phrased it better:

    "Emotion, both positive and negative, drives ‘Homesickness’. It’s a fantastic depiction of the love/hate relationship which many of our entrants expressed, but none did it with such fervour and poetry as Katriona managed." - Alistair Braidwood

    To read Katriona's fantastic entry, click the link below: 

    Katriona Kerr - Second place in Scotlands Creative Writing Competition

    Katriona is the first member of this group, and most importantly a superb writer. She is a former delegate of Mairead Whyte's Creative Writing Classes. Formally a resident of Galway, Katriona now lives in Scotland.

Mairéad Whyte's Novel, All for Grace, receives wonderful reviews from RTE and Newspapers

Posted by Mairead Whyte, Monday, 17th February 2014 @ 9:34pm

  • Mairéad Whyte's first novel, All for Grace, receives wonderful reviews from RTE and many newspapers ...

    Mairéad is currently writing her third novel ... and continues to write many peoms.

    “I really enjoyed All for Grace – we need to see more books like this!” – Miriam O’Callaghan, RTE

    "A remarkable first novel ... wonderful characterisations ... innovative multi-layered structure... imaginative and thought-provoking. Here's hoping for more from this refreshing new author." - Colm Keane, No 1 Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Journalist and RTE Broadcaster.


    “Clever, thought-provoking – thoroughly enjoyable,” – John Dolan, Features Editor, Examiner /Evening Echo.

    “Magical, life-enhancing ... fun and uplifting ... evokes deeper thinking.” – Sherron Mayes, Bestselling Author and Daily Mail Journalist.

    “A grace-full debut from a talented and inspirational author ... Ingenious ...” – Becky Grice, Editor, East Cork Journal.


     All for Grace is the only entry from the Irish Republic to reach the top 250 international books in the US operated competition to find the Next Top Author in 2010.



    About All for Grace ....

    In a book like no other, All for Grace is a relevant, light-hearted and fictional journey through birth, death and rebirth.

    Set in twentieth century, Ireland, the story told is the life and afterlife of countryman, Gerry Daly; his choices, his decisions, his intense love-affair, a family feud over land and a marriage that eventually propelled his demise.

    In a unique and compelling manner, his story is narrated two centuries later – from the womb – by unborn, playful twins travelling to birth. With this fresh perspective and through several plotline twists, the twins unravel the connections between the past, present and the future.

    Ground-breaking in both content and format.  Uplifting, a page-turning novel of love and hope, easily digested through subtle, Irish humorous tones; and filled with suspense, fun and adventure.

    It combines the ordinary with the extraordinary, the physical and the spiritual worlds, and the serious with the funny. 



Kick Start Your Creative Writing ...

  • Monday, 24th February 2014 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: Lobby in the Salthill Hotel, Galway

    Hi Everyone,

    This event is for everyone: anyone who wants to explore their creative…

    • 7 people attended

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