A large and appreciative audience attended the launch of Boyne Chapbook 4, The Path of Progress, by Tom Dredge on Thursday 21 November in the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim.
Tom Dredge is a member of Boyne Writers Group since 2008. His poetry has featured in Boyne Berries, Revival and in the WOW! Anthology. In 2012 he was commended in the Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Competition and in 2013 he came third in the English section of the Frances Browne Multilingual Poetry Competition.
Tom is a native of Dublin but has lived in Leixlip, Co. Kildare since 1982.
Paddy Smith, Boyne Writers Chair, welcomed the attendance and congratulated Tom on the chapbook. Tom read from his chapbook and this was followed by an Open Mic in which fourteen writers participated.
The Path of Progress is the fourth in the series of Boyne Chapbooks.
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Boyne Writers Group, Trim, celebrated the poetic heritage of Meath on Thursday 3 October, All-
The poetry of F.R. Higgins was read at his grave in Laracor churchyard and Jonathan Swift was commemorated by a reading in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trim. At the francis Ledwidge Cottage Museum, Slane his poetry was read and the trip ended with a reading of the works of John Boyle O'Reilly at the memorial to his memory in Dowth.
Left: A group of readers enjoying the hospitality of Richard Haworth at Laracor on Poetry Day. It was a very wet day but we did read one poem, Father and Son, at the poet's graveside.
Christopher Gray, a relation of the poet, talks about F.H. Higgins and reads one of his poems, Auction, on All-
Boyne Berries 14 September 2013
Guest Editor Kate Dempsey
Boyne Berries 14 was launched in the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim on Thursday 26 September 2013 at 8pm.
The magazine is on sale in Trim in Antonia's Bookshop and in Spar. It can also be ordered on this page.
Kate Dempsey, guest Boyne Berries 14 editor, is presented with a framed print of the cover image by Michael Farry. The cover artist for all Boyne Berries issue so far is Greg Hastings.
Boyne Writers Group Christmas Meal
Castle Arch Hotel, Trim : Thursday 19 December, 7.30 pm.
Boyne Writers Group AGM,
Castle Arch Hotel, Trim : Thursday 9 January 2014, 8pm.