Dear reader, I hope your Christmas has been a happy, or at least restful one. Like so many others, my household has had a visit from the Covid fairy (the worst one), but we’re making the best of it even if the festive antigen tests are outnumbering the selection boxes. I almost didn’t bother doing… Read More A farewell to 2021
Full disclosure, I’m not impartial in the case of this particular interview. It’s not an exaggeration to say that guest author Laura McKenna is the reason I’m writing today. Back in 2014, I spotted a sign on the noticeboard of the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork. It was for a six-week writing class, using the… Read More Words to Shape My Name author Q&A
‘How’s the book coming along?’ is a question that writers are asked over and over and over. The answer generally goes along the lines of, “I’m a teeny bit stuck/We’ve decided to consciously uncouple/I hate it more than fascism/Oh look, a pigeon! Sorry, must dash…” Today, I can happily report the book is going well… Read More Book report: Irish Novel Fair runner-up!
[Update: date change, see below] If you’re a writer in the Cork area, you might be interested to know about a one-day creative writing workshop taking place in the atmospheric setting of Glenville Park, about 12 miles from Cork city. It’s being facilitated by my writing group pal Laura McKenna who, hand on heart, is… Read More Writing workshop in Glenville Park
If you live in the Cork area, you might be interested in a pretty special one-day writing day coming up on September 17. Led by the wonderful Laura McKenna (who facilitates the writing class/group I’m in – we’re not sure how to define ourselves anymore. Collective?) and award-winning poet Afric McGlinchey, it takes place in Glenville Park, a rustic country house… Read More Cork creative writing and poetry workshop
The good people of The Incubator have been kind enough to include a flash fiction story of mine – ‘The Question’ – in their latest issue. This means a lot to me. I’ve only been submitting stories for a few months – encouraged to do so by the facilitator of my writing class, the fantastically supportive Laura McKenna – and The… Read More ‘The Question’ in The Incubator