Sunday, April 26, 2009


"Sunflower" A first book of poems by William G Hodgins was launched in Navan Library on Thursday the 23rd of April by Trim poet and writer Tommy Murray with guest readings from members of The Meath Writers' Circle and the Navan Writers. Tom French who made the arrangements also read a number of his poems, and a few others contributed as well if my memory serves.

Willie is a native of Bohermeen and has been a member of The Meath Writers' Circle for the past seven or eight years and these poems touch on everything from personal experience to observations of the surrounding countryside, especially the area where he grew up. Should be for sale in the local shops in the next few days. Some delightful poems inside and one to add to your collection. Price €10 euro.

Photograph: Cover of book.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Open Mic Launch/Boyne Readings.

The Village Hall Knightsbridge Trim was the venue for the first ever open mic session organised by the Boyne Writers' Group. Hosted by Paul Egan and with guest readings from Trim born novelist Pat Dunne and myself the night went off to some considerable success. Many of those in attendance read from their own work with pieces that touched on personal experience or had some interesting take on the world. Left Right on the night you might say. Overall very entertaining and more to come. Next session on the 21st of May. More info on that later, or click on or the link opposite.

"Sunflowers" a first book of poems by Willie G Hodgins will be launched in the Navan library on Thursday the 23rd of April by Trim Poet Tommy Murray. Willie has been a member of the Meath Writers' Circle for a good few years now and writes poetry when others are in their beds. Good luck with the book Willie!

Photograph: The Village Hall Knightsbridge.

Thursday 16th April 2009.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Open Mic Sessions.

The Boyne Writers' Group launch their open mic session or should that be season, at the Village Hall Knightbridge on the Longwood Road in Trim on the 16th of April. Pat Dunne and yours truly being the guest readers on the night. Hopefully it will be the first of many to come and give an opportunity to those in Meath and beyond who wish to read their work, or simply listen and enjoy good company! More details at or just click on the link opposite. See you there.
Photograph: Church of Ireland/Killucan
Co. Westmeath Autumn 2008.