David Means. April Ayers Lawson. Denis Johnson. Purchases from the best Waterstones Bookshop in Cork. Also wandered into Vibes and Scribes. May have bought more books. Posts to follow.
At last I get it! I have had so many books to finish, start and look at. I am in the middle of a house renovation and back in after moving out though there is a lot to do still! My books are in piles, boxes etc and everywhere so excuse the lack of book […]
I attended Danielle’s workshop on humour in the short story last weekend at the Listowel Writer’s Weekend. This was made possible through funding from the Carlow Arts Council and many thanks. Danielle is a super writer and everytime I meet her, she is always very positive and encouraging. She deserves all of her success in […]
Simon brought me this beauty from Books Upstairs. I love the cover. Six short stories inside. I have read some but the longest one, the Duel, no. It comes in at over 90 words!
I am enjoying Honoured Guest by Joy Williams. The characters are genuinely hilarious and odd. The situations are even odder though Joy writes about surreal events, I absolutely believed that these things could happen. In “Congress” we have a story of an unhappy couple, Jack and Miriam. Jack is not a very nice person. He […]
We all packed into the car and headed west for about two hours at the weekend. We arrived at the uber friendly poetry festival that is Strokestown. Simon was shortlisted for the festival’s international poetry prize. We had a lovely time of it the organisers were welcoming and there were some very cool events. I […]
I received word today that an application I sent through to Carlow County Council for Arts Service funding this year was successful. I had applied to attend the Listowel Writers Festival in June and taking a place in Danielle Mc Laughlin’s short fiction workshop, which runs for 2 days. I greatly admire Danielle, her writing […]
I am heading down to the very cool city of Galway to read a story of mine, Bog that is to be published in the Spring issue of Crannog Literary Magazine 44. I have practised my story like a good student and am really looking forward to listening to the other readers and their stories […]
Heading off to see Ballyturk in a few weeks. It’s a re-run of Enda Walshes mad play and it’s meant to be mad…;) Really looking forward to it. Have great a couple of reviews that all say that it’s quite possible to not have a clue what’s going on yet enjoy it too
OK, I know Kevin Barry is good but I am genuinely shocked that all 4 shows in Dublin sold out! That sounds silly, I know that I wouldn’t have guessed that they’d all go. His play, Autumn Royale is touring currently and it got a 5-star review in the Independent today. It is fabulous news […]
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