Help make Adventure Hat possible.


Friends, families, and lovers of the arts, you can now donate to the Blackfort Writers’ anthology, Adventure Hat. It’s a collection of our finest poems, fiction, and nonfiction. In order to bring our work to print, we need your financial support. Any and all help is greatly appreciated, and no donation will go unnoticed.


Get to know us. Read our posts below or visit the Black Fort Writers on Facebook.


Many thanks to Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop


Image courtesy of Charlie Byrne’s Facebook page

The Black Fort Writers are very grateful for the support of Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop! The fine folks at one of our usual writerly haunts have purchased an ad in Adventure Hat, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. In these tough economic times it’s difficult to find sponsors, and we appreciate their help greatly.  

Like Charlie Byrne’s on Facebook, or check out their website, and support one of Galway’s most valuable businesses.  

The making of an anthology.

All authors in the Black Fort Writers submit writing for publication. However, not all of us have made a publication of our own. That is about to change. After carefully selecting works that speak in some way to the theme of adventure, we have decided to try our hand at contributing to the literary scene. Truth be told, it’s difficult. Writers are notoriously- how shall we put it- artistically, as opposed to pragmatically, inclined.

Thankfully, we have a wonderful editor on board. Aoife Buckley is shaping the anthology into a gorgeous collection of adventure-themed writing. Our proofing teams are making the collection as perfect as it can be. Our art team has surprised and delighted us with its raw talent. In short, the anthology is shaping up and making us proud to be a part of it.

If you would like to get your hands on a copy of Adventure Hat, you’ll have to wait a few months until its release. We’re raising the funds we need to print it. Let us know on Facebook or here if you’d like a copy, and we’ll happily accommodate your request.

We’ll post snippets of writing and art as the release date nears. In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye open for upcoming readings and open mic nights sponsored by the Black Fort Writers. If you haven’t donated, you can do so here.