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Picked up Grief is the thing with feathers at the

Picked up Grief is the thing with feathers at the Festival of Writing and Ideas last weekend. After the talk with author Max Porter and Enda Walsh and Cillian Murphy, I wanted to get the feel of the book that's been on my to read list for a while!
It's a short book which is attractive to me as I have many to read. I finished it in a couple of bedtime reading sittings. It's a poem, a novel, a rant, a memoir, a drama and it's mostly lovely and sad. I loved the father's voice when he remembers the wife he lost to a tragic accident. I love the two young boys and the tales they tell about their mother and how they help their Dad grieve alongside them. The crow motif / character was just that. Needed nut unlikeable. Language everywhere with the crow. I mostly loved the third act and the last few pages are emotional and deserving of a stand up encore from the reading audience!Picked up Grief is the thing with feathers at the Festival of Writing and Ideas last weekend. After the talk with author Max Porter and Enda Walsh and Cillian Murphy, I wanted to get the feel of the book that’s been on my to read list for a while!
It’s a short book which is attractive to me as I have many to read. I finished it in a couple of bedtime reading sittings. It’s a poem, a novel, a rant, a memoir, a drama and it’s mostly lovely and sad. I loved the father’s voice when he remembers the wife he lost to a tragic accident. I love the two young boys and the tales they tell about their mother and how they help their Dad grieve alongside them. The crow motif / character was just that. Needed nut unlikeable. Language everywhere with the crow. I mostly loved the third act and the last few pages are emotional and deserving of a stand up encore from the reading audience!
#whatiamreading #maxporter #griefisthethingwithfeathers #crow #endawalsh #cillianmurphy #writing #festivalWritingIdeas2018 #borris #reading #novella #rozzie

Books are gorgeous but this book is just divine. The

Books are gorgeous but this book is just divine. The illustrations, the cover, the inset, the feel.. Oh and the writing!
I attended the talk on with Max Porter, Cillian Murphy and Enda Walsh at Borris 2018. A cosy, creative chat was had. All the lads seemed to connect within their work on the stage adaption of this novella. It was about the book, the writing and I admired the way Cillian Murphy refused to take the attention away from the author.Books are gorgeous but this book is just divine. The illustrations, the cover, the inset, the feel.. Oh and the writing!
I attended the talk on #griefisthethingwithfeathers with Max Porter, Cillian Murphy and Enda Walsh at Borris 2018. A cosy, creative chat was had. All the lads seemed to connect within their work on the stage adaption of this novella. It was about the book, the writing and I admired the way Cillian Murphy refused to take the attention away from the author.
#rozzie #festivalWritingIdeas2018 #maxporter #endawalsh #cillianmurphy #borris #lovecarlow #novella #fiction #nophotosallowed #fairenough #butStill #reading #whatiamreading #writing #crow

Stinging Fly Magazine celebrating their first 20 years from 1998-2018

Stinging Fly Magazine celebrating their first 20 years from 1998-2018 with this super thick volume of short stories.
First up is the big vocab kinda guy, Colin Barrett and his story "Let's go kill ourselves". This is a treat for me, and could be for you too. Oh, readers of short and good fiction.
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.Stinging Fly Magazine celebrating their first 20 years from 1998-2018 with this super thick volume of short stories.
First up is the big vocab kinda guy, Colin Barrett and his story “Let’s go kill ourselves”. This is a treat for me, and could be for you too. Oh, readers of short and good fiction.
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#rozzie #stingingFly #shortstory #writing #reading #storyAnthology #whatiamreading

Autumn Royal by the Kevin Barry tours again! This time

Autumn Royal by the Kevin Barry tours again! This time I'll be there. I've booked tickets to see this play in Newbridge and I'm ultra excited!Autumn Royal by the Kevin Barry tours again! This time I’ll be there. I’ve booked tickets to see this play in Newbridge and I’m ultra excited!
#autumnRoyalPlay #kevinBarryWriter #theatre #drama #irishtheatre #rozzie #plays #riverrbankNewbridge #soExcited

Reading the future, new writing from Ireland. Published to celebrate

Reading the future, new writing from Ireland. Published to celebrate 250 years of the brilliant Bookshop, Hodges Figges.
Simon Lewis, my modest poet has a gorgeous, gorgeous poem about one of the best days of our lives in it too! 
Inside we have all sorts of writing from short stories, poetry, crime, children's writing, Irish language and novel extracts. I couldn't even detail the authors inside as there are 250 of them!
Big whoops to the Simon! 
 @simonmlewis @arlenHouseReading the future, new writing from Ireland. Published to celebrate 250 years of the brilliant Bookshop, Hodges Figges.
Simon Lewis, my modest poet has a gorgeous, gorgeous poem about one of the best days of our lives in it too!
Inside we have all sorts of writing from short stories, poetry, crime, children’s writing, Irish language and novel extracts. I couldn’t even detail the authors inside as there are 250 of them!
Big whoops to the Simon!
#hodgesandfiggis #anthology #irishwriters #newIrishWriting #poetry #fiction #shortstory #honour #rozzie @simonmlewis @arlenHouse

Jesus’ son, short fiction collection by Denis Johnson. Let’s do

Jesus' son, short fiction collection by Denis Johnson. Let's do this. Everyone tells me that I need to get this book read so I'm doing it! Hope it's not too full of drugs. Not keen on this, for some reason! .
.Jesus’ son, short fiction collection by Denis Johnson. Let’s do this. Everyone tells me that I need to get this book read so I’m doing it! Hope it’s not too full of drugs. Not keen on this, for some reason! .
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#whatiamreading
#shortstory
#denisjohnson
#grantaBooks
#rozzie

It’s love. New bookshelf. After months of our poor books

It's love.
New bookshelf. After months of our poor books being trapped in boxes and stored in closed door cupboards...It’s love.
New bookshelf. After months of our poor books being trapped in boxes and stored in closed door cupboards…
#alphabetised #booksHelf #reading #books #shelfie #fiction #writing #rozzie

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. This book is made up

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. This book is made up of various seemingly disjointed stories of characters all connected by Olive!
Enjoyed first story very much. Requires switch to move from story to story but Elizabeth writes do nicely, it's made easier.
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.Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. This book is made up of various seemingly disjointed stories of characters all connected by Olive!
Enjoyed first story very much. Requires switch to move from story to story but Elizabeth writes do nicely, it’s made easier.
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#elizabethStrout
#oliveKitteridge
#fiction
#whatiamreading
#reading
#novel
#strout
#rozzie

Writers’ Forum Magazine. I really enjoy the articles in this

Writers' Forum Magazine.
I really enjoy the articles in this and had forgotten how useful a tool it is for writing. Whether you're an emerging, beginning or super established writer, there is something in this for you!
Some lovely pick up and go writing prompts for creative writing or teaching writing to children or adults.
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.Writers’ Forum Magazine.
I really enjoy the articles in this and had forgotten how useful a tool it is for writing. Whether you’re an emerging, beginning or super established writer, there is something in this for you!
Some lovely pick up and go writing prompts for creative writing or teaching writing to children or adults.
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#creativeWriting
#writingprompt
#writersofinstagram
#writing
#WritersForumMag
#writingMagazines
#reading
#rozzie

Almost Corner Bookshop, Trastevere. A gorgeous English language Bookshop in

Almost Corner Bookshop, Trastevere. A gorgeous English language Bookshop in the very cool and funky Trastevere district of Rome. The bookseller tells me that there are two others in Rome. Didn't catch their names! May have purchased a book of sonnets for @simonmlewis
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.Almost Corner Bookshop, Trastevere. A gorgeous English language Bookshop in the very cool and funky Trastevere district of Rome. The bookseller tells me that there are two others in Rome. Didn’t catch their names! May have purchased a book of sonnets for @simonmlewis
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#bookhaul
#rome
#trastevere
#almostcornerbookshop
#rozzie

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