Myles Creane is an artist and law graduate from Wexford. He currently resides in Dublin where he studies Dance. His art has been exhibited in Liberty Hall and has appeared in Watermarks.
Fred Johnston was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1951. In the early seventies he co-founded, alongside Neil Jordan and Peter Sheridan, The Irish Writers' Co-operative. He also founded Cúirt, Galway's annual literature festival and the Western Writers' Centre http://www.twwc.ie. In 1972 he was one of the first recipients of a Hennessy Literary Award for prose. His novels include Atlanta and Mapping God. He has published eight volumes of poetry, a collection of stories, Keeping the Night Watch. A critic, translator and essayist, he was Writer-in-Residence to the Princess Grace Irish Library at Monaco in 2004 and in 2000 received a Prix de l'Ambassade to translate the poems of Michel Martin. A folk-singer and musician for many years, his latest album, Local Papers, was launched earlier this year. His novel set in Paris, The Neon Rose, was published in the UK this year.
Stephen Kelly is from Drimnagh, Dublin. In 2003, he won the UCD English Department poetry prize. He has been published in Watermarks and entertained the masses with wonderful readings in a variety of Dublin venues.
Daire Lynch is an artist and musician living in Dublin. He is a multi instrumentalist, a qualified sound engineer, and did a stint in animation studies until he claims the bouncing ball drove him mad. His work has been exhibited in Liberty Hall. http://www.myspace.com/dairelynch
Damien O’ Reilly is an artist currently residing in Bray. His work has appeared in various publications and exhibitions. The two paintings 20 Meters South and The New Black will be appearing in a new personal magazine called Papercuts. This magazine will be self funded and published without any sponsor. He hopes it will give artists, story writers and poets the chance to display their work to the public and gain exposure. He is also studying graphic design, loves the colour purple and is the only person on the planet that thought The Hulk was an amazing movie.
Alan Peart sometimes lives in Ireland with his cat. In general he would rather be watching a martial arts movie, unless there's a party to go to.
Brigid Murray is a graduate from ADM in Ballyfermot College of Further Education, and is currently on a year out from NCAD. Her artwork has been published in Watermarks, and has been exhibited in Liberty hall.
Jim Murray was born, bred & buttered in Kilkenny in 1956. He made his debut into the world on the eleventh anniversary of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Jim is an accidental writer. He fell into it as result of having nothing better to do on Saturday afternoons. He became an incurable addict of the blank page and pen trade. Nowadays, Jim doodles and scribbles (his pseudonym is the Qiill) for the Northwest Xtra, a free newspaper distributed over 10 counties, stretching from Galway to Donegal – or from Donegal to Galway, whichever way you want it.