Friday, February 11, 2011


Pictured above L/R: Jim Byrne Edel Gillick and Ann Marie Duignan.

Below left K.Kearns pictured reading her story.

And on right in center Francis Manning and right Edel Gillick.

The Small Impact Writers' held a very successful Poetry and Short Story Competition last night, in the Meath County Library, Navan, in conjunction with St Valentines Day. The Theme for the competition was " Love Lost, Love Found"
Edel Gillick and Jim Byrne were presenters on the night and kept the audience entertained with their wit and even read some of their own poetry. Pat McConnon who is also a member of the writers' Group and therefore barred from entering the competition, started the readings with his interpretation of the Trush's mating call which if you listen carefully can be heard at the beginning of the video below.  Other members of the group who read were: Kieran Murray, Christopher. R Azzie. Mossie Forde, Sean Reilly entertained the audience with his singing and I made an attempt at singing myself.

Congratulations to all involved.

Results of the competition were:

Prize Poetry Section

Winner: Ann Marie Duignan   "Loves Bites"

Runners up:  Sinead McDevitt
                    Peggy Murphy
                    Frank Murphy.

Prize: Newcomer Freestyle
                   Francis Manning

Prize: Short Story Section

Winner       K. Kearns

Runners up: Caroline Finn
                  Frank Murphy.

Pat McConnon reading his piece..


Frank said...

Nicely put together there Michael,
I'll have to get a few tips.

MichaelSheils said...

Thanks Frank