Archive for July, 2009


Event: Reading in St. John’s

July 20, 2009

I’m reading on Wednesday in hometown St. John’s as part of the Writers’ Alliance’s reading series. I’ll be reading with young buck Stephen Rowe, whose first book I edited for Nightwood Editions, so it should be a nice family affair. Please come out if you can.

Writers Alliance Monthly Readings Featuring: George Murray and Stephen Rowe
Wednesday, July 22, 7:00pm

Railway Coastal Museum
495 Water Street
St. John’s, NL
Phone: (709) 739-5215


News: Report from Reading in Dublin

July 16, 2009

Well, I’m back from Ireland where the reading at Fighting Words went swimmingly. It was a good crowd and there were some people I admire deeply in attendence. Below is a picture of yours truly at the brilliantly realized Fighting Words Centre with Irish novelist Roddy Doyle and poet Paul Durcan.

Roddy Doyle, George Murray, Paul Durcan

Roddy Doyle, George Murray, Paul Durcan

If you’re in Ireland, I can’t recommend the Fighting Words program enough. Check it out and get involved. The people are fantastic and the facilities are top notch. I wish we had something like this in Canada! Perhaps we do and I don’t know. Regardless, I was happy to be asked and pleased to meet such an attentive, intelligent audience. Thanks to Roddy and Sean Love for inviting me!


Event: Reading in Dublin

July 7, 2009

Just a reminder (typed from a hotel in Belfast) that I’ll be reading in Dublin a week today. All the details below. If you’re in Dublin, or anyone you know who likes poetry is, please note the info below:

George Murray at Fighting Words
(Fighting Words is the charity creative writing centre run by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love)
July 14, 2009

Fighting Words
Behan Square
Russell St.
Dublin 1
Ireland Email: and
Phone: +353-(0)1-894-4576