Were having a Hooley for Nooly. Next Friday Nuala Ní Chonchúir ( http://womenrulewriter.blogspot.com/ http://www.nualanichonchuir.com/ ) is visiting to celebrate her poetry book Portrait of the Artist with a Red Car
Everyone is invited but you must turn up in a RED CAR of your choice, the sky and your imagination are the limit.
Bring a famous guest or any guest and let us know. We're gonna have a sedate tootle through some beautiful Wicklow countryside then ask Nuala some questions about her poetry life and have a party. There's plenty of secure parking and Jimmy the Butler will ferry us back to the castle in the Chinook, so we can all get drunk as skunks.
Cook will have champagne hampers for every guest and there will be a vast (2 acre) inflatable see through marquee erected on the top of a hill encompassing the famous Mottee Stone landmark and providing 360 degree panoramic views of mountains and sea and heather.
There will be a free bar and buffet and a stage for live entertainment of music and poetry.If you want to be part of the entertainment just post a you tube clip in the comments box and I will put a link to it on the day.
Now if you don't want to drive then what better way to travel than on the newly refurbished BRIGHT RED Poetry Bus ably driven by Shirley Bassey. To get a trip on the bus you have to write a poem with the words RED CAR in it. Put it on yer blog and let me know in my commentsbox and I'll post links to them all as part of the day's festivities.
THERE WILL BE PRIZES!!
Nuala has kindly offered not one but TWO copies of her book as prizes. It's a beautiful, seeringly honest, shocking, sensuous, funny smorgesbord of brilliance. You'll love it.Write a poem as above or just post a message in my comments box with the words RED CAR in it and we'll put ye all into a huge hat and pull two of you out by the ears.The two lucky winners will receive personalised signed copies of Nuala's book.
The Poetry Bus will be leaving Fitzgeralds pub in Avoca at 11am, but if you want picking up from home (anywhere in the world) just let us now and Shirley will come and get ye.She might even sing while she drives.