are delighted to announce the New York launch of our international anthology
in Rocky Sullivan’s, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York on 25th April at 7pm.
Census 3 will be launched by Scottish Born, Dublin based poet, short story writer, Liz McSkeane.
As the name suggests Census 3 census of those on the literary scene around the world at this time and it is drawn from the work of writers who have read at our events around the world, including at out monthly event The Last Wednesday Series Reading and Open Mic which runs on t he last Wednesday of each month in The Twisted Pepper, Abbey Street, Dublin and Rocky Sullivan’s, Red Hook, Brooklyn New York.
Writers in Census 3 include New York based poet Quincy R Lehr, whose second poetry collection Obscure Classics of English Progressive Rock (Seven Towers 2012) will be launched in May; New Jersey native Rick Mullin, whose book length poem Huncke was published by Seven Towers in 2010; Queens native novelist John Liam Shea, whose novel Cut and Run in the Bronx will be published by Seven Towers in November; New York based poet and classicist Doog Wood, whose collection old Men Forget was published by Seven Towers in 2009; Texas based New Yorker, Mike Alexander whose collection The Necessary Slice will be published by Seven Towers later this year; NYC Creative Writing Masters Program graduate Matthew Aquilone; New Jersey native Billy Barrett; Long Island poet, Robert Donohue; Arsenic Lobster editor Lissa Kiernan; much published author and runner up for the William Stafford Award for Poetry, Richard Levine; Lavender Review editor Mary Meriam; New York poet and local politician Frank Perero; the
late Brooklyn based poet and novelist, Ray Pospisil; Brooklyn based artist and writer, Oriane Stender.
Liz McSkeane was born in Glasgow and has lived in Dublin since 1981 where she has worked as a teacher, broadcaster and education consultant with a special interest in literacy and educational disadvantage. In 1988 she joined Dublin Writers’ Workshop which she co-facilitated for two years with the writer John Minihane; in 1990 they founded the DWW journal, Acorn, named for the Oak Tavern in Dame Street, the original venue where the Workshop used to meet. Since then, Liz has written numerous poems, short stories and radio scripts, many of which have been published in newspapers, magazines and literary journals including The Irish Times , Poetry Ireland Review , The Shop, The Stinging Fly and others. Her work has been broadcast on RTE Radio , on several programmes including The Arts Show and The Enchanted Road. She also scripted and presented three literary documentaries for RTE Radio 1 on the lives and work of Beckett, Robert Burns and George Bernard Shaw . In 1996, Lapwing Press published her first short poetry collection, a chapbook called In Flight. Her poetry has also been anthologized in The White Page (Salmon Poetry, 1999) and Slow Time: 100 Poems to Take You There (Mercier, 2000). In 1999 Liz won the Sunday Tribune New Irish Writer of the Year Award and the Emerging Poetry Award. Her first full collection, Snow at the Opera House, was published in 2002 by New Island Press. Since then, alongside working on her poems and short stories, Liz has completed her PhD in Education. Most of her publications in the last few years have been in that field, on behalf of various Irish and European organizations including, in the last two years, the European Commission. She is currently working on her next collection of poems, provisionally entitled Versailles; and also on her first novel. In 2011 Liz founded the Dublin Writers’ Workshop which she now runs with fellow poet Anne Tannam.
Seven Towers is a not-for-profit Literary Activist Press committed to publishing great literature at reasonable prices and to keeping the literary scene active and alive. The press is run completely by volunteers, including Lisa McLaughlin who runs and MCs the Last Wednesday Series in Rocky Sullivan’s. We would like to thank Lisa for her ongoing enthusiasm and Rocky Sullivan’s too for the use of that great space.
Census 3 (ISBN 9780957151017) is available in hard copy for $15 and as an extended version ebook (ISBN 978-0-9562033-2-8).for $6.60 HERE
It will be available to purchase at the launch, and can also be purchased from www.seventowers.ie. Website purchase is post free to anywhere and all purchases of the book in hard copy from the website get the ebook absolutely free!
A full list of contributors to Census 3 is available here, and further details including the Irish launch are available here.