What a great idea the Peregrine Readings are. Starting off with the launch in the Irish Writers' Centre on Tuesday 21st, I had a wonderful time reading with Ulick O'Connor and Ferdia McAnna in Parnell Square. There were pancakes and wine, a lively audience and Ulick and Ferdia in fine form. Wednesday and Thursday saw us in Roscommon town and Boyle.
Roscommon Library is housed in a very impressive building, which has just been refurbished. Our reading in Boyle was in King House which was even more elegant.
What is great about this project is the chance for readers to meet writers they may not get a chance to hear and equally it is always a treat for writers to experience new venues.
Thanks to Jack Harte and all the staff of the Writers' Centre for their kindness, to Jack Gilligan, Carolyn and Patricia for introducing the readings. If a Peregrine Reading is coming to a venue near you, grab the opportunity with both hands.