Launch of 'Ring around the Moon' - an anthology of poems and short stories by writers in and near Longford Co. Longford Ireland including me.
'Ring around the Moon' is the title of the latest anthology of Longford writing to be published by the Longford County Arts Oﬃce. The poetry and prose contained in the collection represents the work of the participants in the 2014 Creative Writing Mentoring Programme which was organised in the early part of the year by Longford County Arts Oﬃce.
The poetry programme was facilitated by the popular Longford poet Noel Monahan and the prose programme was facilitated by the up-and-coming Longford prose writer Alan McMonagle. Noel and Alan also co-edited the collection.
The collection title – Ring around the Moon – was suggested by the Granard Writers Group poet Breda Sullivan, out of a huge number of suggested titles by the course participants and the design of the collection cover was also decided by a competition among Longford artists so that every element of this exciting collection of Longford writing is be the product of Longfords creative talents.
It is appropriate that the book’s launch will be Longfords contribution to National Poetry Day.
Photos by Sally Martin. Text from Longford Tourism,