Charlie’s Bar, Enniskillen will host the launch party for Tails of the Unexpected, a collection of animal stories and poems by Fermanagh Writers and guest authors Carlo Gébler and Séamas Mac Annaidh in aid of Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary.
Tomorrow night, November 21, at 8pm Caroline Stenson, sister of the late Pat Nolan who ran the sanctuary for many years, and Simon Bryant, manager of Bright Eyes, will launch the book, followed by a couple short readings from the anthology and lots of craic.
There will be wine and nibbles and everyone is encouraged to come along and buy a book to support Bright Eyes. All proceeds from books sales go to Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary to aid them in their work.
Tails of the Unexpected is a varied collection of stories, memoirs and poems from Fermanagh and other places.
The pieces are as diverse as their writers: some are hilarious, others heartbreaking, and everything in between.
There are tales of an ass who decided to talk and a Mynah bird that would not stop talking; a ferocious battle of wills between a jennet and a man; a bond strengthened by adversity between a boy and his husky; the final days of the last horse at Blaisdon farm and how one cat opened his owners’ home to many feline friends.
Fermanagh Writers was founded in 2009 as a creative and social support network for writers in the Fermanagh area.
Although its members have diverse backgrounds and experience they share a passion for putting pen to paper to create stories, poems, plays and novels. Website: www.fermanaghwriters.com.