publicaton of THE CLOCK TOWER GHOST and other Stories


THE CLOCK TOWER GHOST and other Stories
Seven Towers are delighted to announce the publication of

The Clock Tower Ghost and other Writings

No of pages 168

ISBN 9780957151062

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Writes of Passage Vol 1 is the Mount Temple Comprehensive School creative writing workshop. It started as a Transition Year initiative and has progressed beyond that to be open to all students. The concept for this book came out of an exercise give to all participants in the workshop – including tutor and guest writers. The starting point was a story that has been passed around the school among students and teachers about the ghost in the school clock tower. The alleged ghost of is a former student who, running away and hiding to avoid sitting exams, manages to injure himself and get locked in the tower for a number of weeks, until he passes from being student to his ghostly state. The exercise was to use this story as a starting point and to write something, based on their particular style and genre. The outcome is this book, where each contributor has one story or poem written from that starting point, with many exciting and different results.

This anthology is a celebration of Mount Temple Comprehensive through the talents of the students and others who participate in the writers’ workshop, and reflecting the school’s historical heritage as well as its long educational and artistic heritage. And of course all the other things that go with that – ghosts, hellhounds, split personalities, and some teachers. Filled with humour, scares, rhyme and some reason for your enjoyment.

Mount Temple School was founded in the 1973/4 school year from the amalgamation of the Hibernian Marine School, Mountjoy School and the Bertrand and Rutland Girls’ School. The amalgamation brought together the progressive educational philosophies of each of the component schools. This anthology reflects this progressive attitude and Mount Temple’s emphasis on providing for all aspects of its students’ development. All contributors to this anthology are involved in the Mount Temple Writes of Passage creative writing workshop with contributions from Mount Temple students Rebecca Gibney, Rachael Meehan, Fionn Ó Maoileoin, Rey Christian Jordan Sabong and Rosa Whelan, facilitators Ross Hattaway, Sarah Lundberg, Liz McSkeane and Oran Ryan, and Mount Temple English teacher Michael Tubridy.

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Directors: Sarah Lundberg (Managing),

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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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dublin writers forum and 7 towers xmas extravaganza 13 dec 6.30


The most fun you can have with some Christmas cake a few drinkies and some great writing

Come along and have some fun

– an opportunity to buy a few cool xmas prezzies!

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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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Oran Ryan’s novel in Senate Debate


Press Release

Oran Ryan’s novel in Senate Debate

Dublin novelist Oran Ryan’s latest novel One Inch Punch was discussed by Senator David Norris in a recent Seanad Debate on bullying. On 14 November 2012, describing Oran as a writer of talent, Senator Norris went on to say about One Inch Punch that it is “a very subtle book, revolving entirely around the devastating impact of bullying on a child in a school for gifted children.

Senator Norris launched One Inch Punch on 15 November 2012, describing the books as “engaging”, “terribly funny . . . clever and quirky” and “heartbreaking in places”. He also likened some passages to the work of Flann O’Brien.

Oran Ryan says “I am honoured that Senator Norris, a man I greatly admire agreed to launch One Inch Punch and am delighted that it was used in the Seanad to highlight the problem of bullying. The issue is beginning to be highlighted in the media, but I believe that it is impossible to overstate the long term damage that bullying can cause and the fact hat it affects people all of their lives. This is something that needs to be communicated to teachers and bullies.”

One Inch Punch is based on Oran’s own experiences of being bullied at school.

Originally from Portobello, Dublin, Oran Ryan is now delighted to call East Wall, Dublin 3, home. Oran attended school at Synge Street for both his primary and secondary school. One Inch Punch is Oran’s 3rd novel, his others being The Death of Finn and Ten Short Novels by Arthur Kruger.

Seamus Cashman, publisher and editor said of The Death of Finn that it is “a serious and entertaining and perceptive novel of relationships and ideas and a book which will hold readers enthralled and awakened and they journey through it . . . [Oran Ryan] is a new and powerful voice in Irish literature”.

Actor and writer, Frank Kelly, said of Ten Short Novels by Arthur Kruger that it is “a stimulating and challenging novel that made me chuckle with its wry Beckett-like humour!

Oran Ryan is available to talk about One Inch Punch, his writing, his experience of bullying and his long battle with depression.

Contact: Sarah Lundberg – 0872283351, slundberg

One Inch Punch, The Death of Finn and Ten Short Novels by Arthur Kruger are available through info.

Seven Towers is a not for profit publishing house, based in East Wall in Dublin and run entirely by volunteers.

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Louise Phillips’ new crime novel Red Ribbons.


If you’re a fan of Sarah Lund (the one with the woolly jumper) or Kay Scarpetta (grisly examinations) then you’ll love Louise Phillips’ new crime novelRed Ribbons.Or maybe you just like a good read? Either way, come along to theSeven Towers lunchtime reading in the Twisted Pepper Cafe (54 Middle Abbey Street) at 1.15 pm next Tuesday (4 Dec) to hear Louise talk about her novel.

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www.seventowers.ie

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The Seven Towers

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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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