For Succour 11 , our Spring/Summer 2010 issue, we would like to invite submissions which pertain not to a theme, as has hitherto been the case, but which adhere to a pair of conditions. Condition 1: All submissions should be written on Saturday February 6th, 2010. Condition 2: What you write should not be an attempt to execute an idea – for a story, for a poem, etc – that has previously occurred to you. Rather, we would prefer you to write whatever happens to come into your head at that particular time. The idea for this issue was inspired by 20 Lines a Day by Harry Mathews, in which the author sets out to follow a rule Stendhal once set himself, to write ‘Twenty lines a day, genius or not’. Mathews undertakes this project in an attempt to overcome ‘the anxiety of the blank page’; it becomes part of his writing practice, his way of starting off, getting in the zone, before going on to whatever his main writing project may be. We would like submissions to February 6th, 2010 to be wr
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Hosted by actress Claire Jenkins, The Boru Revue takes place on the last Thursday of every month in the 'Loft' venue at Hedigans 'The Brian Boru' pub in Glasnevin. It features "poetry, drama, storytelling, comedy, music and many wonderful surprises." I'll be reading a set at this month's event, on Thursday 24 September. Start time is 9pm and admission is 5 Euro. Update : Thursday 24 September, 11am I was informed by Claire this morning (this morning!) that she is unable to slot me in to the event. This after she had taken the initiative to invite me to perform. Now, having read some more of my work, she says that her audience "can be quite reserved" and that "tried and tested material works well". This development is, to say the least, inconvenient...