Belltable set to team up with Limerick Writers Centre

THE Limerick Writers Centre has teamed up with its counterparts in the Belltable to host a movie night this Wednesday.

THE Limerick Writers Centre has teamed up with its counterparts in the Belltable to host a movie night this Wednesday.

The film Barbaric Genius will air on the big screen at 8pm this Wednesday.

It is the story of one man’s journey from street mugger and alcoholic to being a chess champion and award-winning author.

Dominic Taylor, of the writers centre, said they have teamed up with the Belltable, because of the fact John Healy’s story is based on a novel.

It is the first time the two centres have collaborated.

A nonprofit organisation, the Limerick Writers Centre provides an outlet to aspiring poets and writers across the city.

“This is just part of it. They are showing movies which have a relation to literary content,” Dominic told the Limerick Leader.

In two weeks on Wednesday, September 26, the writers centre will once again collaborate with the Belltable.

Meanwhile, on Culture Night, which takes place Friday, September 21, members of the Barrington Street-based centre will take part in a ‘flash fiction’ dash across the city centre.

Four members of the Writers Centre will make a quick dash to venues across the city which are holding free events to mark the annual occasion.

Turning up unannounced to the general public, they will read a piece of their work, and advertise the work the Limerick Writers Centre does.

“We have three or four members of the Writers Centre who are part of our writers group. They will be going to venues supporting culture night, and they will be reading a few pieces of their work.

We will be pushing the writers centre, and the benefit of creative writing,” confirmed Dominic.

The evening begins at 6pm in the Frank McCourt Museum on Hartstonge Street, where there will be two memoir writing masterclasses.

The final line up for the other

Other venues for the readings include the Occupy Space at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, the Limerick Youth Theatre and the Hunt Museum.

Meanwhile, Dominic also announced the group’s six-week short film scriptwriting course returns on Saturday, September 22.

Alumni of this course include Andrew O’Gorman, shortlisted for RTE’s short script awards.

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