John Quirk

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Name: John Quirk
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Once upon a time . . . pupils enjoy National Story Day

Today is National Story Day and pupils at the Island's schools have lots of exciting events to look forward to.Manx Litfest has sent a team of authors and poets to various schools across the Island hoping to inspire the children to read and write.The ... [Published Manx Radio - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Roald Dahl's work in to inspire children at Litfest Family Day

The genius of author Roald Dahl will be the focus of this year’s Manx Litfest Family Day, which will be held this Saturday afternoon (September 27th) in Laxey Glen Gardens.The event, kindly supported by Sure, runs from 1.00pm until 5.00pm and will include ... [Published Isleofman.com - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 3 reports

Education focus in literary festival

Authors and poets are on a tour of schools around the Isle of Man as part of its 2014 literary festival.The five-day Manx Litfest event will run until 28 September.Organisers said Friday's school tour will involve eleven writers visiting eighteen of the ... [Published BBC - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Steam Packet supports author's visit to Manx Litfest

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is supporting the third annual Manx Litfest by bringing an author to the Island who is researching a book on the herring industry around the coastlines of Northern Europe.Shetland-based author Donald S Murray, a Scottish ... [Published Manxnet - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Writers' Day at Manx Litfest 2014

Island-based scribes can indulge in a day of talks and panel discussions from authors, poets and scriptwriters at this year’s Manx Litfest Writers’ Day – with some having the opportunity to pitch to a literary agent.The Writers’ Day, which is largely ... [Published Isleofman.com - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Tributes follow death of Newlyn man and former Penlee lifeboat...

John Quirk, at rear, was highly regarded in Newlyn and Penzance.Comments (0)A flurry of tributes have followed the death of a much loved former crewman of the Penlee Lifeboat.John Quirk served on the crew of the old lifeboat the Mabel Alice, which went ... [Published The Cornishman - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Young Cornish Pirates side run in eight tries against students

Comments (0)Cornish Pirates 50 Bath University 3A  Cornish Pirates XV   gave supporters the opportunity to see a wealth of developing young rugby talent as they cruised to victory over the students under the Mennaye floodlights on Friday evening.It was ... [Published This is Cornwall - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Sorry Google: UK Auto Trader poll finds that 95 per cent of Brits don't trust driverless cars

Driverless cars are the future. Well, that's what Google keeps telling us, but according to a recent poll carried out by Auto Trader we Brits have got a long way to go before we're convinced.The survey of over 1,000 British motorists revealed that a whopping ... [Published ITProPortal.com - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Winter Haven Symposium Aims to Aid Homeless Veterans

LAKELAND | Consider that you have just left military service after four tours between Iraq and Afghanistan and, despite the traditional exit talk from the Army personnel office about the bright future, jobs never worked out.You are living out of your ... [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

An exciting new cultural initiative for the Island

Funded by the Isle of Man Arts Council and supported by Manx Litfest and Isle of Man Poetry Society, the Manx Bard is a new post to which the Island’s most worthy poet will be appointed each year.The Manx Bard will officially launch on the opening night ... [Published Isle News - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Manx Litfest organisers gear up for September's event

The third annual Manx Litfest will get underway next month.It will take place at venues across the Island from Wednesday, September 24th until Sunday 28th.Award-winning authors Sally Gardner, Mark Billingham and Philip Reeve are among the big names set ... [Published Energy FM - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Rural Mutual Insurance Company offers new health insurance marketplace

Rural Mutual Insurance Company announced a new partnership with Simple and Smart insurance development (SASid) to provide individuals and families with a Health Insurance Marketplace.This new program will allow individuals and their families to access ... [Published Agri View - Aug 26 2014]

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Festival Director, John Quirk said the initiative aims to "set fire to children's imaginations and inspire them to read and write"

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Once upon a time . . . pupils enjoy National St... [Published Manx Radio - Sep 26 2014]
Roald Dahl's work in to inspire children at Lit... [Published Isleofman.com - Sep 25 2014]
Authors & poets to visits schools as part of Ma... [Published Isleofman.com - Sep 24 2014]
Education focus in literary festival [Published BBC - Sep 24 2014]
LitFest 2014 slams into life! [Published Manx Radio - Sep 24 2014]
Manx Litfest gets under way [Published Isleofman.com - Sep 24 2014]
Steam Packet supports author's visit to Manx Li... [Published Manxnet - Sep 19 2014]
Writers' Day at Manx Litfest 2014 [Published Isleofman.com - Sep 11 2014]
Tributes follow death of Newlyn man and former ... [Published The Cornishman - Sep 09 2014]
Young Cornish Pirates side run in eight tries a... [Published This is Cornwall - Sep 06 2014]
Sorry Google: UK Auto Trader poll finds that 95... [Published ITProPortal.com - Sep 02 2014]
Winter Haven Symposium Aims to Aid Homeless Vet... [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Sep 02 2014]
An exciting new cultural initiative for the Island [Published Isle News - Sep 01 2014]
Could your poetry prowess win you the bardic ch... [Published Isle of Man Newspapers - Aug 29 2014]
Manx Litfest organisers gear up for September's... [Published Energy FM - Aug 27 2014]
Rural Mutual Insurance Company offers new healt... [Published Agri View - Aug 26 2014]
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