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Off to Listowel with thanks to Carlow County Council Arts funding

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 […]

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Ballyturk

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

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Autumn Royale in Project Arts sells out and Rozzie is a sad Rozzie

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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Aumtun Royal-written by Kevin Barry is COMING! Full excitement overload!

A new play by Kevin Barry (Beatlebone and City of Bohane) is a-coming! Here is the story below….. May and Timothy are looking after the father – the father has long since taken to the bed.  Their own lives are curtailed, closed down, and they’re not getting any younger. Should they stay or should they go? […]

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Calling Submissions for Sixteen Magazine Issue 5: Black

Sixteen Magazine are calling Submissions for Issue 5: Black “Black is not sad. Bright colours are what depresses me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.” ― Ann Demeulemeester We’re looking for poems and short stories with the theme of black. There are no big rules except […]

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Happy 2017, Winter Pages Volume 2 and Donal Ryan kicks off my first bookclub!

Happy New Year! Gosh, I don’t even care about the whole New Year’s Even thing but I do like the tidiness that comes with a brand new day on the 1st of January and when the supermarkets take all of the nonsense away off their shelves and start preparing for Easter or Halloween or something. […]

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