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A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 3d ago

Prize Winning Stories and Friendly Literary Festivals

It is has been a long time since I’ve had the opportunity to attend an event at a literary festival so I was delighted to be invited to attend the wonderful Dromineer Literary Festival in Co...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 1M ago

On fiction and interpretation (Mel Ulm on “The Passions of Sophie Byrant”)

It’s always a strange feeling when people write about your work – yet I’m often curious to see how stable (- or not!-) that bridge is between reader interpretation and authorial intention. B...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 1M ago

The Write Time – Fingal Festival: Workshops

I’m delighted to be delivering two creative writing workshops at The Write Time, Fingal County Council’s Festival which celebrates the written and spoken word. Creating something from nothin...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 1M ago

….And the winner…

…of Ethel’s Rohan’s debut novel The Weight of Him… …is Shauna! Congratulations and thank you for reading the interview with Ethel and commenting.  I will contact you to get details of where ...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 2M ago

Author Interview: Ethel Rohan ‘The Weight of Him’

I am delighted to welcome Ethel Rohan for a Q&A session on her debut novel The Weight of Him. Thanks, Ethel for agreeing to be featured on my blog and many congratulations on the wonderful r...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 2M ago

New Fiction: The Passions of Sophie Bryant

I’m delighted to have an experimental (to me!) piece of fiction in the latest wonderful issue of Number Eleven Magazine edited by Graham Connors. You can read my story ‘The Passion of Sophie...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 2M ago

And the winner….

…of the signed copy of Joyride to Jupiter by Nuala O’Connor and a fab spacey purse is: Thanks to my son for shutting his eyes so tightly and plucking a name out of the bowl (no hats to hand ...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 2M ago

Book Giveaway and Q&A: Nuala O’Connor ‘Joyride to Jupiter’

I am delighted to welcome back Nuala O’Connor for a Q&A session on her new collection of short stories, the wonderfully titled Joyride to Jupiter. (Check out other interviews with O’Connor  ...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 3M ago

Summer Reading has begun

There are lots of recommendations for summer reading including some good ones from Anna Carey in The Irish Times here. I’ve got the wonderful George Saunders on my list myself but for the mo...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 4M ago

Reflections on my time as Community-Writer-In-Residence

I’m delighted to feature in today’s Irish Times – a reflection on my time as community writer-in-resident with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, thanks to the Irish Writers’ Centre and Dublin C...