Long live launches and readings!
It was very nice to be invited to the launch of Clair O’Connor and Mairide Woods latest publications of poems, beautifully produced by Astrolabe Press. Being of the usual introverted, writer-
And here is my point: with so much emphasis on ‘cost-
We felt moved, inspired and entertained. Nothing else does this – not all the Youtube, Facebook or twitters in the world.
And how lucky to have the Irish Writers Centre as a venue where launches can happen.
A slightly different kind of launch is the ‘reading’ of a play, where actors for little or no money, script in hand, perform the play. Last night, we were treated to The Shores of Bohemia -