It was standing room solely as pals, household and members of the area people got here out in power for the official launch of Teresa Godfrey’s debut novel ‘Wipe Out’, hosted at 28 At The Hole in Enniskillen on April 28.
‘Wipe Out’ is a dystopian novel going down sooner or later after the world has been worn out following a pandemic. Nonetheless, the Covid-19 pandemic didn’t play a job within the conception of this novel, because the seeds for it had been sewn a number of years in the past when Teresa’s writing group advised she increase her quick story right into a novel.
Launched in February 2022, ‘Wipe Out’ has since been receiving nice reward, with one reviewer on Amazon describing it as “a novel for our time that sits with Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Story'”.
The official launch of ‘Wipe Out’ in Enniskillen was a social affair with these in attendance having fun with the chance to speak with the writer who was additionally obtainable to offer private ebook signings.
Music carried out fantastically by pianist Jonathan Beatty supplied a heat environment as these in attendance loved a glass of wine and delectable canapes supplied by 28 At The Hole.
This sense of heat was accentuated with humour as poet Trish Bennett introduced a comedic angle to her function of MC, having these in attendance in matches of laughter as she gave hilarious introductions. Later, she recited quite a lot of her personal amusing poems, unwittingly choosing Irvinestown hotelier and ‘singer’ Joe Mahon from the gang as her glamorous assistant. She was suggested to not give him a microphone.
Teresa’s fellow author and buddy Chris Campbell additionally learn one in every of her personal tales on the night time, an enthralling story of the primary purple cellphone field showing on The Diamond in Enniskillen, and her expertise as a wide-eyed youngster answering a really particular cellphone name from it.
Subsequent up was the writer herself.
An introduction from Trish acknowledged how as a author of poetry, quick tales, novels and screenplays, Teresa’s work has been printed in Eire, the UK and the USA.
Her physique of labor contains 5 function movie scripts on fee and she or he additionally has had two kids’s dramas broadcast on Channel 4 tv, was shortlisted for The Orange Pathe Award and The Miramax Award and one in every of her scripts received the European Union New Expertise Award. Her debut novel, ‘Wipe Out’, was launched by Roswell Press and her poetry assortment, ‘This, Additionally, Is Mercy’, was printed by Summer time Palace Press in April 2021.
Taking to the microphone, Teresa learn a brief extract from ‘Wipe Out’, which, together with her fascinating and descriptive storytelling, left these listening yearning for extra.
She concluded the occasion by studying a poignant poem from her poetry assortment.
Talking following the ebook launch, which was sponsored by Daniel Anthony Hairdressing Enniskillen and Anne Monaghan’s Properly Price It Yoga and Holistic Therapies,Teresa thanked all those that attended, travelling from close to and much to make it “such a particular occasion”.
She added: “An enormous thanks to Zara, Glen, and workers at 28 At The Hole, Enniskillen for offering the proper venue and repair. The wine and canapes had been wonderful.”
She went on to thank Christina Campbell for taking cost of the bookselling and for doing a really entertaining studying throughout the occasion, and musician Jonathan Beatty who performed on the night time, creating a fantastic ambiance.
“The bubbling and ever-wonderful Trish Bennett was the most effective MC anybody might want for. She pulled all of it collectively like a professional,” mentioned Teresa.
“Very particular and honest thanks are because of Daniel Anthony Hairdressing Enniskillen and Anne Monaghan’s Properly Price It Yoga and Holistic Therapies for sponsoring the entire occasion,” she added.