Last Friday evening I joined fellow Fermanagh Writers’ members as we performed at the Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen as part of the FLive Festival. It was a lovely evening and the theatre beside Lough Erne was a beautiful backdrop for our stories and poems.
I don’t often read my work in public and I wasn’t full of enthusiasm as I had been battling a sore throat and terrific headache all week (it’s fizzling out now – only a stuffed up nose and cough remain). But I was there. I chose an amusing anecdote and some poetry to read – nothing that would be too taxing in my debilitated state. Since the material was familiar to me so I didn’t have to worry about ‘my lines’ and the audience was appreciative, I really enjoyed my brief time in the limelight. It was fun to perform the material and watch the audience’s reaction. I don’t often have such instant feedback. I’m looking forward to doing it all again next year – but without the cold.
If you’d like to read more about our performance at the FLive Festival, hop over to Fermanagh Writers’ website.