PIECES OF MIND (Two Days in May 2016 at Farmleigh House): AN INVITATION

What’s on your mind, as we move on from the centenary month of April?

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May is my last month as writer-in-residence at Farmleigh.  I’m asking people to come out to the Boathouse café and give me a piece of their mind. Talk to me about whatever you’re thinking about, planning, dreading or wishing, right now. It can be as trivial or as challenging, as personal or as general, as confidential or as wildly indiscreet as you want (no names will be given in my final written account).  You can give me subject headings or be specific and detailed.  Talk about Farmleigh and how you use it, if you like – or about books and writing, or about what you’re reading. Rant about whatever bugs you. The idea is to compile an account of what’s on people’s minds on two specific days:

Saturday 14th May & Tuesday 17th May

I’ll compile an impression of these conversations (with no identifying details). I’ll blend these impressions with my own train of thought and a summary of some current events in a no-names-given account of Two Days in Farmleigh in May 2016, a written time-capsule to be kept in the famous Iveagh Library.

If you’d like to take part but can’t come to Farmleigh on those dates, you can send your thoughts via email to piecesofmind2016@gmail.com on or before 17th May.

Emails will be opened and read – but can’t be responded to – on 14th & 17th May.

All contributions will be anonymous, but if you would like to be acknowledged as a participant in a general list of thanks, please let me know (see below).

Come and talk to me for five, ten, fifteen minutes – or slip me a note. I’ll be in and around the Boathouse café, Farmleigh on these dates and at these times:

Saturday 14th May:  11:00 – 1:30  & 2:00 – 4:00

Tuesday 17th May:  11:00 – 1:30  & 2:00 – 4:00


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*Acknowledgements will read something like this: Thanks are due to all participants including (your name here) and (someone else’s name here) … and others, who wish to remain anonymous.

Directions to Farmleigh HERE

Farmleigh map

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4 Responses to PIECES OF MIND (Two Days in May 2016 at Farmleigh House): AN INVITATION

  1. Love the idea of this . Visualising Katie moving slowly under a parasol to slip you a note. Enjoy

  2. Sounds wonderful, Lia.

    • libranwriter says:

      Do you have any interest in joining in, Nuala? I’m really intrigued to see where this might go and it all depends on who’s willing to give it a go.

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