The festival was officially launched by Terry Prone last night at the County Hall. It was great to meet up with Katie again, and congratulations to Edwin, Monica, Emer and Fiona, who were all prizewinners of the Prose on the Pier competition. There were eight winners in all, and their pieces have been published in a free-sheet being distributed throughout the festival, which runs until Sunday 12th. The eight winners will be reading their pieces at the Bandstand Shelter on the East Pier on Saturday at 2pm.
Following the launch last night, there was an event entitled 'DLR Connections', at which four locally resident writers discussed their work and their experience as locals: Denise Deegan, Martina Devlin, Patricia O'Reilly and David McWilliams. Very enjoyable. Make sure to check out the website: www.mountainstosea.ie for a full events list. Would be great to meet up with more classmates!