LAST WEDNESDAY 26TH TWISTED PEPPER 7.30 PM


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Directors: Sarah Lundberg (Managing),

The Seven Towers

Seven Towers was set up as a not for profit company in 2006 by a group of friends who loved great literature and wanted to play a part in the cultural scene. They knew of a great many superb writers and poets, who, because of the size of the Irish Market, were not finding publishers and exposure to the public. Thus they began publishing and agenting books and setting up readings, and have continued to do so since then. Seven Towers is not supported by any grant or aid, and is run totally on the good will of those who help and promote our work. We strive to foster an atmosphere of collaboration and co operation among artists of many different genres and disciplines. We also strive to foster a strong international feel to our work, inviting poets from other continents to drop by and read with us and work with us. Not only this, but 7Towers runs readings in the US and in Britain, including the Last Wednesday Series, and the Chapters and Verse series. Seven Towers is immensely proud to be part of a flourishing Dublin Literary scene and sees a bright future for Irish and international Writing.

Directors: Sarah Lundberg

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Seven Towers are pleased to announce our 2012 Autumn Schedule of Book Launches.


Seven Towers are pleased to announce our 2012 Autumn Schedule of Book Launches.

1. One Inch Punch – a Novel by Oran Ryan. In Ryan’s third novel, filled with musings about power politics, sex, love, death, and the consequences of revenge on the human spirit; tortured Genius Gordon Brock recounts fifty years of his life in Ryan’s ironic and funny style. Launched by Senator David Norris at the Irish Writers Centre 15th November 2012 at 7.30 pm

2. Cut and Run in the Bronx – John Liam Shea. A delightful experimental metaphysical New York police procedural thriller from writer J.L. Shea. Launched at the Irish Writers Centre 21st November 2012 at 7.30 pm

3. The Clock Tower Ghost and other Stories – Volume 1 on the ‘Writes of Passage series’ from Mount Temple Schools Creative Writing Workshop. For the past year or so, Seven Towers and particularly Sarah Lundberg has been conducting creative writing workshops in Mount Temple Schools, inviting in guest teachers, mainly writers and poets to teach class with her. As a result of this a book is in the Works from Seven Towers. We will announce the exact date soon; it will very probably be in early December.

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Directors: Sarah Lundberg (Managing),

The Seven Towers

Seven Towers was set up as a not for profit company in 2006 by a group of friends who loved great literature and wanted to play a part in the cultural scene. They knew of a great many superb writers and poets, who, because of the size of the Irish Market, were not finding publishers and exposure to the public. Thus they began publishing and agenting books and setting up readings, and have continued to do so since then. Seven Towers is not supported by any grant or aid, and is run totally on the good will of those who help and promote our work. We strive to foster an atmosphere of collaboration and co operation among artists of many different genres and disciplines. We also strive to foster a strong international feel to our work, inviting poets from other continents to drop by and read with us and work with us. Not only this, but 7Towers runs readings in the US and in Britain, including the Last Wednesday Series, and the Chapters and Verse series. Seven Towers is immensely proud to be part of a flourishing Dublin Literary scene and sees a bright future for Irish and international Writing.

Directors: Sarah Lundberg

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Seven Towers Events Calendar 2012 – 2013


Below we have a list of events for Seven Towers for the forthcoming months. If you are interested in performing please mail office @ seventowers . ie with a brief bio and a cv

The Seven Towers First Tuesday is a Lunchtime Seven Towers reading where one poet or writer invites a new colleague to read for twelve to fifteen minutes each. Pleasant relaxed lunchtime event. Lunch Available downstairs, and superb coffee.

The Themed Thursday reading is where a group of poets and writers read on a specific theme. Each usually reads for about seven minutes apiece. Last 60 minutes.

The LAST WEDNESDAY OPEN MIC AND SOCIAL reading is a showcase event for published writers from Ireland and abroad, (including self publications) with an opportunity to publicise and sell books, as well as a combined showcase and peer review event for new and upcoming writers. It also, for many of those who come along for the strong social element to this event, a pleasant evening spent in the company of others, and an opportunity to hear many different styles of writing: poetry, short stories, experimental prose, sometimes in many different languages and styles of expression.We encourage all those to purchase a beverage at the bar, and to please drink sensibly.

Location : all the events are at the Twisted Pepper Abbey St. If there is a change of event, we will let you know.

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First Tues. reading with L Mc Skeane & N. O’Mahoney


First Tues. reading with L Mc Skeane & N. O’Mahoney
The Seven Towers Agency presents its regular ‘First Tuesday’ lunchtime reading featuring Liz McSkeane and Nessa O’Mahoney on Tuesday, 2 October at 1.15 pm in The Twisted Pepper Café, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1. Free Admission. All welcome. Info: http://www.seventowers.ie or 0872798361.

Bios:

Liz McSkeane is an accomplished poet and short story writer with many publications to her name, including a collection from New Island ‘*Snow at the Opera House’*. New work is forthcoming in The Poetry Ireland Review.

Nessa O’Mahony is a well-known poet whose work has appeared widely in Ireland and abroad and has been translated into several languages. She has published a number of collections and her latest, *Her Father’s Daughter*, HERE ARE A FEW USEFUL LINKS

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Seven Towers Ltd was set up as a not for profit limited company in 2006 by a group of friends who loved great literature and wanted to play a part in the cultural scene. They knew of a great many superb writers and poets, who, because of the size of the Irish Market, were not finding publishers and exposure to the public. Thus they began publishing and agenting books and setting up readings, and have continued to do so since then. Seven Towers is not supported by any grant or aid, and is run totally on the good will of those who help and promote our work. We strive to foster an atmosphere of collaboration and co operation among artists of many different genres and disciplines. We also strive to foster a strong international feel to our work, inviting poets from other continents to drop by and read with us and work with us. Not only this, but 7Towers runs readings in the US and in Britain, including the Last Wednesday Series, and the Chapters and Verse series. Seven Towers is immensely proud to be part of a flourishing Dublin Literary scene and sees a bright future for Irish and international Writing.

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Paradise Alley – By John D Sheridan – first novel about the 1913 lockout published by Seven Towers

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Paradise Alley By John D Sheridan

Paradise Alley

by John D Sheridan was first published by Talbot Press, Dublin in 1945.  This new edition, published by Seven Towers, includes an introduction by Sarah Lundberg and Joe Mooney with details from the real school records and memories of the pupils who were there – Tommy Devlin, Larry Kane, Maisie Lynch, Teresa Mason, and former Republic of Ireland kitman Charlie O’Leary.

Cited as the forerunner to Strumpet City by the Irish Times in 1980 Paradise Alley gives a close up view of the stark poverty in Dublin’s dockland slums in the first half of the twentieth century, as well as looking at the violence of the 1913 lockout, through the eyes of the school master Anthony Domican and the words of those around him, including his pupils. John D Sheridan backdrops the manure factory, coalyards and warehouses of the docklands with sailboats in Dublin Bay, and tempers the pain of everyday life with hope and his characteristic humour.

This publication sees a new departure for Seven Towers, venturing into literary tradition as well as local history.

Sarah Lundberg, publisher at Seven Towers says ‘When we first started Seven Towers we were very conscious that we were stepping into a long established and important literary tradition, and we hoped to honour this tradition’s history while also becoming part of its present and its future. This publication forms part of that, enabling us to bring part of Dublin’s literary tradition into the present, and stretching out non-fiction wings at the same time.’

This book is also an exciting venture for East Wall – local historian, Joe Mooney says ‘East Wall is celebrating Pride of Place this summer and we wanted to do something really important, for East Wall and beyond. Celebrating our community through bringing this literary work to a new audience achieves this, showcasing East Wall and John D Sheridan and what he achieved in literature as well as what East Wallers can remember through his book’

Poetry and Prose on the theme of ‘Water’ on Thursday 13 September 2012


The Seven Towers Agency presents a reading of Poetry and Prose on the theme of ‘Water’ on Thursday 13 September at 6.30 pm in The Twisted Pepper Café, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

Readers: Alma Brayden, Patrick Chapman, Richard Halperin, Ross Hattaway, Anamaria Crowe Serrano, Kate O’Shea, and Gregory Castle

All welcome. Info: http://www.seventowers.ie or 0872798361.

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ABOUT OUR READERS:

Alma Brayden is a poet and visual artist and a member of the Dalkey Writers’ Workshop. She has beenpublished widely and a collection ‘Prism’ was issued by Seven Towers in 2010.

Patrick Chapman’s sixth collection of poetry, ‘A Promiscuity of Spines: New & Selected Poems’, will appear next month (October 2012) from Salmon.

Anamaria Crowe Serrano is a widely published Irish poet and short story writer living in Dublin where she works as a translator and language teacher. A poetry collection, Femispheres, appeared from Shearsman Books in 2008.

Richard Halperin is an Irish poet based in Paris. His poetry has appeared widely and a collection, Anniversary, appeared from Salmon Poetry in 2010.

Ross Hattaway, a New Zealander by birth, has lived in Dublin since 1990. He has been widely published, in Ireland and abroad, and is the author of two poetry collections, The Gentle Art of Rotting and Pretending to Be Dead, both published by Seven Towers.

Gregory Castle teaches Irish literature at Arizona State University. He has published books and essays on Irish writers, including Joyce, Wilde and Yeats and has published poems in various magazines. A poem won 2nd prize in the Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Awards in 2010.

Kate O’Shea is a well-known Dublin poet with many publications and is a member of the Irish Haiku Society