Saturday, 26 March 2016

First festival down, bring on the next!


Happily chatting to the crowd. 
My afternoon date on Saturday the 19th. March, to speak about my writing life at Kanturk Arts Festival 2016 went so well. I really enjoyed it, yes I was a little nervous to start but then I relaxed and I was off. Those that know me will tell you, once I get talking, I can go forever!
But honestly, it was wonderful. I chatted, the audience asked questions, we shared and ran over the time allotted. This was my first time speaking at a festival and I so thoroughly enjoyed it. I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to share with others about why I write and what it means to me.

It was indeed a busy weekend and while I was there, I came across a talented man who sculpted wood with a chainsaw. It was amazing to watch this man at work. I have placed a few photos of his great work here. He created birds and animals. It was magical to watch him work.
Chainsaw Sculpture
Check out his work at the following link:
www.le-cheile.com and click on Fear na coillte.

Chainsaw Sculpture
 The following evening, the 20th, at the festival, I even had my fifteen minutes of fame at the poetry slam evening when a lovely lady approached me and asked me was I, Mary Bradford the writer? I said yes, and she told me she recognised me from Facebook. I was delighted. Plus she had read my book and loved it. So one festival down, bring on the next one!

5 comments:

  1. You were brilliant at the Arts Festival. very much enjoyed your talk.

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  2. So glad you had a warm reception. I love speaking to live audiences. Sounds like you're a natural. Thanks for sharing the wood sculptures. Keep going, Mary Bradford. Your book, My Husband's Sin, is on my kindle and I'll be reading it soon.

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  3. So glad you had a warm reception. I love speaking to live audiences. Sounds like you're a natural. Thanks for sharing the wood sculptures. Keep going, Mary Bradford. Your book, My Husband's Sin, is on my kindle and I'll be reading it soon.

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