KRF 2021: MANTLES Webinar

Kildare Readers Festival Logo This year I was awarded a Creative Ireland Bursary (Kildare County Council) with Margo McNulty (Roscommon County Council), to work on our collaboration Mantles which explored Brigid through place, symbols, artefacts and heritage. On Tuesday October 5th at 2pm, Margo and I talk with Clodagh Doyle (Keeper, Irish Folklife Division, National … Continue reading KRF 2021: MANTLES Webinar

Writers Chat 45: Linda Lappin on “The Soul of Place” (Travelers’ Tales: Palo Alto, 2015)

Following on from our recent Writers Chat, much of which focused on place, Linda and I decided that we'd like to revisit our 2015 Writers Chat about The Soul of Place A Creative Writing Workbook: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci. Cover image of The Soul of Place Linda, I was delighted to … Continue reading Writers Chat 45: Linda Lappin on “The Soul of Place” (Travelers’ Tales: Palo Alto, 2015)

Writers Chat 43: Catherine McNamara on “Love Stories for Hectic People” (Oxfordshire: Reflex Press, 2021)

Catherine, Welcome back to my WRITERS CHAT series. Today we’re discussing Love Stories for Hectic People, a slim volume of thirty-three charged flash fictions which recently won the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection (congratulations!) Cover image of Love Stories for Hectic People SG: Firstly, let’s discuss the title and cover. It seems that these … Continue reading Writers Chat 43: Catherine McNamara on “Love Stories for Hectic People” (Oxfordshire: Reflex Press, 2021)