Platform One Writers

Platform One Writers is a group of dedicated writers and artists who have come together to create an exciting space in which to pool their resources.


Easter 1916 – Commemorative Edition

Live EncountersLive Encounters Poetry – Reading The Lines Easter 1916 Commemorative Edition

“The idea behind Reading The Lines derives from William Butler Yeats’ Easter 1916. Poets  were invited to choose a line from this iconic work which resonated for them, either culturally, politically or historically. The chosen line was then given a new lease of poetic life, forming a transitional bridge from the now of 2016 to a century ago and the events which led up to or followed on from Ireland becoming a Republic.”
Eileen Casey, Irish Poet and Writer

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Live Encounters Platform One Writers Easter

Editor of Live Encounters, Mark Ulyseas, has served time in advertising as copywriter and creative director selling people things they didn’t need, a ghost writer for some years, columnist of a newspaper, a freelance journalist and photographer. In 2009 he created Live Encounters Magazine, in Bali, Indonesia. It is a not for profit (adfree) free online magazine featuring leading academics, writers, poets, activists of all hues etc. from around the world. March 2016 saw the launch of its sister publication Live Encounters Poetry.

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Poetry Launches

Platform One is delighted to have two of its award winning members launch their debut poetry collections this week!

Full details below for these free events:

Peacekeeper by Michael J Whelan

Date:  Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Time:  6.30pm
Venue:  County Library, Tallaght


In Praise of Small Things by Áine Lyons

Date:  Thursday, 14 April 2016
Time:  6.00pm
Venue:  County Library, Tallaght

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Circle & Square

Our latest anthology, Circle & Square, launched in November 2015: 

An anthology of prose, poetry and fiction, inspired by ‘shopping centre’ as a place brim full with dramatic possibility. It includes work from a number of guest writers, including (in alphabetical order):

Dermot Bolger, Martin Dyar, Mia Gallagher, Mary Guckian, Ferdia McAnna, Paula Meehan, Geraldine Mills, Louise Phillips and Kevin Power.
Circle and Square Invitation


As well as a number of Platform One writers, many of who have won or been shortlisted for writing awards including: the Hennessy Literary Award, the Listowel Writers’ Week Short Fiction Award, the Cecil Day Lewis Award, the Jonathan Swift Short Story Award, the James Plunkett Short Story Award, the RTE/Penguin Short Story Competition, the Patrick Kavanagh International Poetry Award and many more …

Trish Best, Annette Bryan, Joan Power, Niamh Byrne, Eileen CaseySusan CondonDoreen Duffy, Gavan Duffy, Brigid Flynn, Marie Gahan, Sue Hassett, James Hyde, Vivienne Kearns, Brian Kirk, Aine Lyons, Mae Newman, Trish Nugent, Tony Shields and Michael J Whelan

“To open Circle and Square is like entering the sort of fascinating cafe which every shoppiCircle and Squareng centre should ideally possess: a cornucopia of engaging voices and fascinating stories that any reader would happily eavesdrop on. Eileen Casey has deftly knitted together a compelling ensemble of poets and pr
ose writers whose stories complement each other, as they ripple outwards in increasingly imaginative circles to explore the m
ultitudinous facets of everyday living. This is an anthology where a shopping expedition or a Luas journey can also bring you on a succession of intriguing and inventive voyages into the past and future. Prepare to be entertained.”
– Dermot Bolger


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Platform One Writers, in association with Tallaght Community Arts Centre, is a group of dedicated writers and artists who have come together to create an exciting space in which to pool their resources.

The group is committed to both developing the existing work of the individual while also engaging with the wider writing and artistic community. Platform One would like to share their creative vision, and cross-pollinate with other art forms and generate opportunities which will benefit the community in a creative, energetic, nurturing atmosphere.

Their prose and poetry has been published worldwide.

Awards include the:

  • Hennessy Literary Award
  • Listowel Writers’ Week Short Fiction Award
  • Cecil Day Lewis Award
  • Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Award
  • James Plunkett Short Story Award
  • RTE/Penguin Short Story Competition
  • Patrick Kavanagh International Poetry Award

and many more …

2016 Meetings:

County Library, Library Square, Dublin 24 (every 2nd/4th Wednesday of the month):
5.45pm – 8.00pm on Wednesday, 9 March
5.45pm – 8.00pm on Wednesday, 23 March

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Dublin 24 (last Thursday of the month):
7.00pm – 9.00pm on Thursday, 31 March