US author for Limerick Gay Games book reading

first_imgEmma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Advertisement TAGSGay GamesJeffrey HickeyLimerick 2018Music Limerick NewsUS author for Limerick Gay Games book readingBy John Keogh – July 18, 2013 863 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick New Music: 40Hurtz Facebookcenter_img Morehead audio book cast Jeffrey Hickey, Lauren Pizzi and Joseph RendeMorehead audio book cast Jeffrey Hickey, Lauren Pizzi and Joseph RendeUS AUTHOR Jeffrey Hickey is to read a chapter from his novel ‘Morehead’ in the White House Bar, on Limerick’s O’Connell Street this Saturday July 20 at 7.30pm.The book, described as an explicitly adult coming of age novel, is set mostly in San Francisco and features a chapter about the first Gay Games which took place in the Californian city in 1982.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Federation of Gay Games (FGG), for whom Mr Hickey had read a Morehead excerpt at a Gay Games 30th-anniversary celebration last year, put the author in touch with the Limerick 2018 Gay Games bid committee.Cillian Flynn, communications coordinator for Limerick 2018 said: “We are delighted to welcome Jeffrey to Limerick. Morehead is a fantastic novel about Dave Morehead, a young man living in San Francisco during the height of the sexual revolution in the late 1970s to the mid-80s, told from the perspective of journals, classroom assignments, and transcribed audio recordings.“We are proud to acknowledge the legacy of the Gay Games and to recognise the importance of the cultural elements of the games. As Limerick prepares to become the National City of Culture for 2014, we feel that this event is a perfect combination of the rich history that is present in our city and attached with the Federation of Gay Games.”Limerick recently played host to a delegation of FGG site inspectors who visited the proposed venues to decide if Limerick should be chosen as the host city of the 2018 Gay Games.If the Limerick bid is successful, The White House bar is the proposed venue for the Poetry Slam event which will form part of the Gay Games’ range of cultural activities. WhatsApp Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Previous articleIssues raised in Limerick crèche reportsNext articleLess fires dumping and deaths John Keogh #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter Print Emaillast_img read more

Precious Tolkien map discovered

first_imgIn a mouth-watering coup for hardcore JRR Tolkien fans, a map of Middle Earth, the Lord of the Rings world, heavily annotated by the author himself, has been unearthed in an old edition of the series.The book in which it was discovered was owned by Pauline Baynes, who, before her death in 2008, worked as an illustrator, most notably for C.S Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia) and Tolkien. The map itself is now on display in Blackwell’s Rare Books collection at the asking price of £60,000.Described by Blackwell’s as “an important d o c u m e n t , and perhaps the finest piece of Tolkien ephemera to emerge in the last 20 years at least,” the map served as the basis for Baynes’ map of Middle Earth, which was published by Allen & Unwin.Tolkien’s annotations provide further evidence of his exacting creative process, and the attention to detail for which he has come to be known. Not just content with correcting place names, Tolkien even made suggestions regarding “the various f lora and fauna or vessels through which the various locations are represented”.One particular scribble of Tolkien’s is especially attention grabbing for any Oxford student: that about the location of the small town of Hobbiton, which he wrote “is assumed to be approx. at latitude of Oxford.”Tolkien also used Ravenna, Italy as a reference point for Minas Tirith, a famous city in the third book of the Lord of the Rings. Belgrade and Jerusalem are also alluded to when discussing Middle Earth locations.Of note, also, are Baynes’ comments about working with Tolkien. Originally describing him as “very uncooperative,”she found that as their working relationship progressed, he came to be “in great form – first names and kissing all round – and pleased with the map.”“He was tricky to work with, but very rewarding in the end,” said Sian Wainwright of Blackwell’s.Understandably, many Lord of the Rings aficionados at the University were thrilled with the discovery.Jonathan Evans, a first-year Mathematics and Philosophy student at Exeter, was more interested in the relationship the manuscript had with Oxford. “Honestly, it speaks to the storied history of Oxford,” he said. Tolkien lived and worked at the University as a Professor of Anglo-Saxon for much of his life.last_img read more


first_imgknown as “Lu” and to others as “Dolly,” was called by our Lord in Heaven on December 22 with her family at her side: her son, Paul, Carol Kachmar, and Sharon Walters. She was born in Jersey City and lived most of her life in Bayonne. She is predeceased by her husband, Anthony Terracciano; her parents, Louis and Amelia; her seven brothers, John, Dominick, Albert, Vincent, Rudy, Alfred, and Joseph; and her three sisters, Sue, Mary, and Connie. Lucy is survived by her son, Paul and his girlfriend, Carol; her sister, Helen; and her step-son, Geno and his wife, Angie. Lucy has always been a loving mom to her son, to all her family members, and to her friends. She worked as a shop steward for the Teamsters for many years and also waitressed at 8th Street Diner. She was a Red Hatter and helped many charities.In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Lucy’s name to St. Jude’s Children,, or to Deborah Hospital Foundation: DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home 24 E. 19th St.last_img read more

Carly Pearce Has Learned to ‘Take Back the Power’ Amid Divorce

first_imgPearce has become a symbol of women empowerment throughout her career, and she has no signs of stopping now.“I think I [will] just continue to write what I know and what I go through,” she said of her music moving forward. “I am a 30-year-old woman, and obviously [I’ve] been through things that a lot of girls and women have been through.”- Advertisement – Silver linings. Carly Pearce opened up about how she has grown over the past year following her split from estranged husband Michael Ray.“I think for me, I’ve learned how strong I am,” the country singer, 30, exclusively told Us Weekly on Thursday, November 12, after slaying the 2020 CMA Awards red carpet with some help from Hot Tools 24K One Step Pro Blowout and Styler. “[I] learned what it really means to just take back the power.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – She feels it is her “duty” to continue to sing about her ups and downs and “write things that empower women in the way that I want to be empowered and feel good about.”Us confirmed in June that Pearce and Ryan had called it quits after tying the knot in Nashville in October 2019.The pair sparked relationship speculation in July 2018 and announced their engagement five months later.Carly Pearce Has Learned Take Back Power Amid DivorceCarly Pearce and Michael Ray AFF-USA/ShutterstockIn the wake of her breakup, Pearce took the 2020 CMAs stage to perform her hit “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” The track, which is a breakup anthem, features Lee Brice on the album version.Brice, 41, was not at the awards show after he tested positive for COVID-19. He was replaced by Lady A’s Charles Kelley.“I truly have no words for this one,” the “Next Girl” singer wrote via Instagram ahead of the big night. “I have dreamt of singing one of my songs on the @cma awards since I was a little girl, and it’s finally happening. Watch Country Music’s Biggest Night LIVE next Wednesday on ABC as I perform ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ with @leebrice! (And probably low key cry into my microphone) #cmaawards.”With reporting by Kayley StumpeListen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! The “It Won’t Always Be Like This” singer announced her separation from Ray, 32, in June and noted that it has not been easy to navigate such a public breakup.Carly Pearce Has Learned Take Back Power Amid DivorceCarly Pearce. Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock“When you go through things publicly, there’s no hiding. You just kind of have to own it and I’m owning that and trying to see the good in it,” she explained. “I think the good in it is that I’m now able to be somebody that’s reminding women at their worst [all’s not lost].”The “Every Little Thing” songstress added: “If I can save a woman from being in a relationship or being in something that makes her feel not worthy, then it’s worth it.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Pardew: Forget about Newcastle link

first_img Press Association “We’re going there in great form. The stadium will be wary of us, the 11 players on the pitch,” Pardew said. “Irrespective of my reception, it’s about the 11 players on the pitch and Sunderland fans know that we’re in really good form. “The group is on a high. We have a different type of game this Saturday and we need to make the adjustment quickly.” Pardew arrived at Selhurst Park in January with top-flight survival the target. Performances and results have surpassed expectations, but Pardew insists the Eagles must stick to the characteristics which have seen them soar to 11th place in the table. “It is now about trying to keep our professionalism and keep on the process of what’s been winning us games,” Pardew added. “We haven’t set an outcome target, in terms of points we’re going to get, but we have talked about the standards that we’ve set and that we need to maintain those. “If we maintain them, then our position might surprise a few. “We’re three points away from the top 10 so of course it is (a realistic target).” Pardew believes Palace players will be viewed in a more favourable light when it comes to international honours. He said: “All our players are going to be looked at in a kinder manner, or through a different lens to how they’ve been looked at – and so they should be. “Our form is as good as the top three or four clubs in the country and therefore they should receive the plaudits for what they’re doing. That would be only what they deserve.” Mile Jedinak could come straight in after his four-game suspension as midfielder Joe Ledley is a doubt with a hip injury. Pardew added: “Joe Ledley’s got a slight strain and we’ll have to monitor that. “He’s been exceptional since I’ve been here, so we’ll give him every opportunity to play.” Pardew, after four years as Newcastle boss, knows Sunderland well and was not surprised the Black Cats turned to former Rangers and Holland boss Dick Advocaat. “I think it was a great move for them to have someone of his experience at this time and he’s proving that,” Pardew added. “It’s fair to say they’ve gone a little bit more direct, a little bit more positive. “They have some good players and it’s always a difficult place to go. “I don’t think we’re under an illusions. It’s a team coming off the back of a great victory (beating Newcastle 1-0) and they will be buoyed for our game.” Alan Pardew says Sunderland should be more concerned about his in-form Crystal Palace side than his past as Newcastle manager this Saturday. Palace beat Manchester City on Monday night and have ambitions of finishing in the Barclays Premier League’s top 10 this season. Pardew was the first Newcastle boss to suffer four successive defeats to Sunderland, who last weekend won a fifth Tyne-Wear derby in a row, but is now only thinking about Palace. last_img read more

Natasha and Georgia win Champion of Champions titles

first_img In the girls’ championship, Staroscik shot two-over 74 and won by a stroke from Caley McGinty of Knowle, Gloucestershire. Third place went to Maria Toledo Bailey of Walmley, Warwickshire.  Caption: Natasha Slater (left) and Georgia Staroscik (image copyright Leaderboard Photography). She started her round very smoothly and, playing from the 10th was one under par after nine. Her inward half included the challenge of a double bogey on the fourth, where her ball plugged in a bunker, but she held on solidly in the tough weather conditions. “Everything was soaking wet and it was difficult putting across the greens; it was really tough to know how hard to hit it,” she said. She had, in her own words, an interesting round. She started on the 10th and was two-under at the turn, helped by three birdies and one dropped shot. On her second nine she didn’t have a par, but her five birdies, three bogeys and a double, brought her safely home.  Click here for full scores  Tags: competitions, County Champion of Champion, Cumbria, Girls “It was my last comp of the season and I wanted to get a good result so it was nice to win. It’s one of the biggest events I’ve ever won so it’s really good – and really good for the county.”  Staroscik, 16, arrived at Woodhall Spa with few expectations. “I wanted to do the best I could and may be get my handicap cut,” said. “It’s quite surreal to win, it’s the biggest thing I’ve ever won.”center_img Slater wasn’t surprised. The 17-year-old from Ulverston Golf Club had looked at the weather forecast and said: “I thought it might be good to start well.” She did exactly that, shooting two-under 70 to win by three shots.  Cumbria’s Natasha Slater and Bedfordshire’s Georgia Staroscik are the toast of their counties after winning national titles in a weather-hit championship at Woodhall Spa.  They respectively became the women and girls’ English County Champion of Champions on a day when torrential rain flooded the greens on the Bracken course and the tournaments were reduced to 18 holes.  Her closest rivals for the women’s title, on one-over par 73, were defending champion Catherine Roberts of Pleasington, Lancashire; Megan Garland of The Oaks, Yorkshire; and Gemma Allman of Stanmore, Middlesex.  She wasn’t phased by the weather. “I don’t mind, it makes it a bit interesting – and it’s just like being at home!” This is Staroscik’s best golfing year to date and the Leighton Buzzard member now plays off four. Next year she aims to get down to two and to play in the English girls’ championship. “England events are great,” she said. 16 Sep 2017 Natasha and Georgia win Champion of Champions titles last_img read more