Updated: 2012-05-27 08:56:12
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By: Peter Wilcock 
'Mid-Life Slices' Launch at The Model

'Mid-Life Slices', is an anthology of writing and art by women in mid-life who live in, or are connected to, Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan was launched recently in The Model by MEP Marian Harkin.

The full colour illustrated book of 144 pages (representing 87 separate submissions),
contains a variety of poetry, prose, art and photography.

The 'Mid-Life Slices' project is the initiative of Sligo residents Ita Conroy, Maureen Howley and Mary Manandhar. While celebrating a milestone birthday party in March 2011,
they discussed friends and family who had not made it to mid-life and decided to
produce a book in celebration and commemoration of those they had lost, particularly to cancer.

From original article HERE

Photographs: Peter Wilcock
www.redbackphotography.co.uk
Marian Harkin MEP launches the book under the distinctive logo
Marian Harkin MEP launches the book under the distinctive logo
Ita Conroy, Maureen Howley and Mary Manandhar present a copy to Guest of Honour Marian Harkin MEP who launched the book
Ita Conroy, Maureen Howley and Mary Manandhar present a copy to Guest of Honour Marian Harkin MEP who launched the book
Susan, Karen and Ann Hayes browse a copy of the book
Susan, Karen and Ann Hayes browse a copy of the book
Editors Ita Conroy, Maureen Howley and Mary Manandhar present a copy to Mary Shivnan (centre) and Aideen Sweeney (rt) of Sligo Cancer Support Centre who are the chosen beneficiary of the book sales
Editors Ita Conroy, Maureen Howley and Mary Manandhar present a copy to Mary Shivnan (centre) and Aideen Sweeney (rt) of Sligo Cancer Support Centre who are the chosen beneficiary of the book sales

Louise Brady, Kim Doherty, Catherine Harten and Debbie Gilhooley with their copies
Louise Brady, Kim Doherty, Catherine Harten and Debbie Gilhooley with their copies
Guest of Honour Marian Harkin MEP signs copis of the book after the launch
Guest of Honour Marian Harkin MEP signs copis of the book after the launch
The book makes a good read over lunch in the Model
The book makes a good read over lunch in the Model
Marian Harkin MEP autographs a copy of the book for Lily Murphy
Marian Harkin MEP autographs a copy of the book for Lily Murphy

The book gets well read in the Atrium of the Model after the launch
The book gets well read in the Atrium of the Model after the launch
The Mid Life Slices Team ( l to r) Maureen Howley, Mary Manandhar and Ita Conroy
The Mid Life Slices Team ( l to r) Maureen Howley, Mary Manandhar and Ita Conroy
The book gets read by all ages in the Atrium during the launch
The book gets read by all ages in the Atrium during the launch