The Ogham Stone Kickstarter is now live . Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. It was planned with the intention of overcoming budgetary constraints and enabling us to enhance the quality and quantity of the magazine and make it available to a greater reader-base. We also hope that the funds will assist us in planning a better launch for the production.
The current goal is to raise €1500 in support of the project over a thirty day countdown. Interested individuals may opt for the following levels, namely, Moonstone, Obsidian, Quartz, Sapphire, Ruby, Pearl and Diamond. These levels come with gradually increasing monetary pledges and attractive benefits.
The estimated delivery of the journal is spring, 2018 and it ships all over the world.
We are thankful to our Kickstarter team members Oonagh Fox and Jordan Kubichek who collaborated with Christian Tan of Digital Media, UL to get the Kickstarter up. This, without a doubt, has been possible only through Dr. Carrie Griffin’s constant support and guidance.
We would kindly urge you to lend your support to our project and look out for the journal in your local stores or online.
More information regarding the Kickstarter may be found at:
By Mayuri Goswami
It is a strong coincidence that on the morning of Peter Robinson’s poetry reading at Limerick City Library, his poem “Night Flight” was published in The Irish Times. “Night Flight” explores the concept of home, which is a common motif throughout Robinson’s poems. In addition to reading “Night Flight,” Robinson also shared poems from Collected Poems, which was published in 2016, and from Ravishing Europa, an unpublished exploration of Brexit.
Following the reading, Robinson had a generous question and answer session, in which he shared many pearls of wisdom from “make [writing] up as you go along” to “you make discoveries about yourself when you write in your own language rather than inventing things.” One of his closing remarks, “to take yourself seriously as a writer,” is advice we at The Ogham Stone look forward to guarding and following in the years to come.
Written by: Kaitlynn McShea
In collaboration with Limerick City Library, UL Creative Writing is delighted to announce a poetry reading with Peter Robinson on the 21st of October, 11 am.
Robinson is a known for both his poetry and prose and is also a critic, translator and editor. His most recent works include: An Epithalamium (Pine Wave Press: 2016) and Collected Poems 1976-2016 (Shearsman Books: 2017) 978-1-84861-524-3.
The reading will feature poems from his recent work Ravishing Europa. He will also be reading from his previous works, spanning over four decades.
More information on the Poet can be found here:
Admission to this event is free of cost and we would love to see you there with friends and dear ones.
By Mayuri Goswami
In 2017 The Ogham Stone featured twice in The Irish Times, Ireland’s national newspaper, with an article by Julian Gough (winner of 2007 BBC National Short Story Award) and the foreword by Giles Foden (English author, best known for his novel The Last King of Scotland).