While the Hunters Moon is winding down we’re all still refining costumes, eating sweets and stoking the fires of scary Halloween traditions. I bet I’ll be called to do some face painting shortly, seems to be my part in this family at this stage!
But let me quickly tell ya what’s on around the corner, since I love the written word in the first place I have to let you in on those events, even if not Dock-based!
There is a Special Halloween Written Word Weekend event at Knockvicar Organic Gardens, Co. Roscommon today, on Monday 31st October 7-9pm. Bring a scary story and share it around the clay (c)oven. It is Free admission, and don’t forget, the clock went back for the hour, so we’ll be having pitch darkness for our scary-ness alright! unfortunately, my most scary story book is in french, so I’ll have to rustle up something till 7pm tonight yet!
And then, drum roll and fanfare, speaking of my passion for the written word – Paul Durcan is coming to The Dock on Wednesday the 2nd of November at 8.30pm! Anyone who attended one of Paul Durcan’s electrifying readings can testify to the unique flavour of his work, … and what a flavour! Listen to him!
Paul Durcan’s Ireland is the one we inhabit. At times he is ready to celebrate the bizarre and the ordinary; at other times he is full of a surreal rage against both order and disorder Colm Toibin
Last time at The Dock he read to a full house, so make sure you get that ticket soon, otherwise you may be on the wrong side of the door, that wouldn’t be fun, not alone for the cranky weather! See you on Wednesday, I guess Carrick’s poets will be in the crowd once again and it will be another poetry event at The Dock to remember! Welcome Paul Durcan!
Your Dock Blogger