Category Archives: Quotes on Writing

When we speak of refugees…

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  — Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick Advertisements

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“…there was so much joy playing with language that I couldn’t consider living without it.”

Stanley Kunitz said, “I used to sit in that green Morris chair and open the heavy dictionary on my lap, and find a new word every day. It was a big word, a word like eleemosynary or phantasmagoria — some … Continue reading

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2019 Allingham Competitions Open – Poetry and Flash Fiction

The 2019 ALLINGHAM POETRY AND FLASH FICTION COMPETITIONS are now open. Deadline: 26 September 2019 Details: €300 prizes for winners in Poetry and Flash Fiction competitions. €5 entry fee. Prizes awarded at 2019 Allingham Festival Literary Lunch on Saturday, 8 … Continue reading

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If you ever doubt the power of writing…

Rolihlahla “Nelson” Mandela said: “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”

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Lughnasa Workshop to Start at 10:00 on Sun 11 Aug

Monica Corish’s Lughnasa Creative Writing Workshop at the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton will start at 10:00 am on Sunday, 11 August. Weather permitting, the day will include a field trip to nearby sites of special significance to the theme of Landscape … Continue reading

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An Irish Political Party Can Prevent a No-Deal Brexit

In the Irish Times on Saturday, 3 August, Fintan O’Toole outlined a strong, smart plan by which an Irish political party can stop the No-Deal Brexit nonsense in its tracks. The Irish Times supported the idea in its lead editorial on the … Continue reading

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You Think You’re Too Busy to Write?

Erle Stanley Gardner, who was a practicing lawyer before he took up writing, said: “I still have vivid recollections of putting in day after day of trying a case in front of a jury, which is one of the most … Continue reading

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