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Friday, October 01, 2010

Crannóg Celebrate 25th Edition

On Friday 22nd October at 6:30pm in The Crane Bar, Galway literary magazine Crannóg will celebrate their 25th Issue with a special evening of readings and music. There will also be a full bar and finger food courtesy of The Gourmet Tart Co and The Crane.

Crannóg, which has been published since the year 2002 has published the work of over 1000 writers. Its dedicated editorial team: Sandra Bunting, Gerardine Burke, Jarlath Fahy and Tony O’Dwyer, edit, produce and design the magazine which is published three times a year (February, June, October).

The journal came out of the renowned Galway Writers’ Workshop from which many leading Irish poets have emerged.

Crannóg is unique as it features work from writers not just locally and nationally but also internationally and has a very wide distribution, having readers and fans as far away as India, Australia and South America.

The 25th edition is a special, extended magazine featuring in the region of 50 writers. It will be launched by guest speaker Des Kenny upstairs in the Crane Bar and attendees on the evening will be in with a chance to win a 3yr subscription to the magazine. Animation Filmmaker Edith Peiperhoff will also talk about how Crannóg is important for artists/photographers/filmmakers, whose striking designs have been used on the covers of the magazine.

A display case containing past issues of the magazine has been placed in Galway City Library Augustine Street in advance of the launch. Earlier issues are now collectors’ items as it is difficult to get a complete set of all 25 issues.

There are also submission details published and available around the city’s bookshops and libraries for anyone who wishes to submit material for the next edition February 2011.

You are warmly invited to join Crannóg for their celebration, the evening is free and all are welcome.