We didn’t get to taste what champagne was like but we had plenty chances to sample prosecco!
We kicked off with the Hard Times Duo of music, beautiful folky guitar music went down easily with the crowd.
The launch was opened by Jamie O’ Connell, much loved short story teller on rozz.ie. Jamie wrote a beautifully, insightful foreword for the anthology and on the night, he spoke about the themes of the work. He also read us one of the new stories he is working on and it was a treat to hear something that is unavailable in print. Jamie is a lovely speaker and reader and the story was a powerful one.
Simon Lewis compered the evening and did a fantastic job. We were then treated to a small selection of readings from the anthology. Finally, we had the Editor, Dr. Derek Coyle and he spoke to us about the meaning of a co-operative writing group and thanked everyone who had helped bring this project to its completion.
Then, we mingled and sold books! It was a super late night and much fun was had. Thanks to the Teach Dolmen Bar and all of our sponsors who made this project possible.
We will be in the Carlow Library reading at the Carlow Arts Festival on Tuesday, 11th June at 7:30, looking forward to seeing you there.