A book of creative writing by a Castlerea-based women’s group was re-launched at an event in Roscommon library last Friday.
Various members of the group read from their own work or commented upon what involvement in the group meant to them. Margaret Browning, who has been with the group since its inception in September 2008, told how group members write from triggers. A trigger can be anything and she read from a piece which was triggered by a packet of tissues.
Niamh McDermott from Carrick-on-Shannon was responsible for the cover of the book and she told guests that it was a picture of her and her son at a bus stop in Dusseldorf when she brought her child to meet his grandparents.
Mary Kelly is a recent member of the group and she read a poem by Julie Daly which she admired. Julie Daly has been a member of the group for six or seven months and she in turn read a poem by Sarah entitled ‘My first love’.
‘Mirror to the Soul’ was originally launched in Castlerea in July but had to be re-printed after it sold out. The book emerged from a lone parents’ writers’ group in Castlerea, which has since become a women’s writers’ group.
MC for the re-launch was Carol McEnroe and she introduced guests to the various speakers. She also thanked Nora Fahy and the staff of the Rocommmon Women’s Network for all their help. Mirror to the Soul is now on sale locally, priced at €4. For more information on the group, contact Roscommon Women’s Network on (094) 96 21690.