Women Who Dared 3
I'm one of the women featured in the Women Who Dared 3 magazine, which is a supplement to today's edition of The Tuam Herald.
Fundraising at Thoor Ballylee
Enjoy an afternoon tea and/or an evening of music at the magical Thoor Ballylee on Bealtaine's Eve in Galway for a good cause.
Ballinasloe Comic-Con 2021
On Sunday, 7 November at 5.30pm a recording of my discussion with illustrators Melanie Whelan and Ashwin Chacko for Ballinasloe Comic-Con 2021 will go online.
Two recent poems. 'Breathing Room' written for Poetry Day Ireland and 'Python' written for the annual 'Poet's Breakfast' during Fleadh na gCuach 2021.
Culture Night at Charlie Bryne’s
I'll be reading from my new collection, The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them My Dreams), at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop in Galway as part of Culture Night. The event kicks off between 6pm - 9pm on Friday, 20 September 2019, and I'll be on early in the proceedings.
Adapting your Voice workshop
At the Junior Film Fleadh in Galway this Saturday I’ll be giving a workshop on Adapting Your Voice: Tailoring Stories for Various Media. It’ll be a two-hour whistlestop overview of the basics of storytelling, with tips and suggestions on how to tailor your story idea for different media: prose, Film/TV/Internet, theatre, games, comics, and radio/podcast. All for €12.50! The Junior Film Fleadh is the young people’s arm of the prestigious Galway Film Fleadh, and offers four days of fun and useful events aimed at budding filmmakers and young film fans.
The Power of Superheroes
I’ll be part of a panel discussing ‘The Power of Superheroes‘ at the Galway International Arts Festival, at 4pm on 22 July in the O’Donoghue Theatre in NUIG. My fellow panellists are Barry W Fitzgerald, Author of Secrets of Superhero Science and Comic Artists and Declan Shalvey, an acclaimed comic book artist for Marvel comics (and other publishers). Our moderator is Theatre Producer Jen Coppinger. We’re part of the First Thoughts track of talks at the GIAF, which also includes the fantastic cartooning legend Tom Tomorrow. His talk, Cartoon Power, is on earlier on the same day, so it’s a terrific twofer for anyone interested in sequential art.
Resistance is Fruitful
It should comes as no surprise to any readers of my blog or Twitter that I’m not a fan of the soon-to-be elected President of the USA. I have taken a policy on social media of not posting any of the stream of prophesies of doom of what’s coming over the next four years, but I’m making an exception with this segment from the recent episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. This show has provided exceptional, pointed, satirical reporting since it was first aired, and I think it’s essential viewing (you can find it all on its YouTube channel, including extra online material). At least you can laugh while…
New Play Reading part of Galway Theatre Festival
I mentioned recently that my short play The Love of Small Appliances had been selected to be part of the Waking the Feminists West New Play Reading. Last night the programme for this year’s Galway Theatre Festival was unveiled, and our event is going to be part of the schedule – hurray! It’s happening in the Town Hall Theatre Studio, Galway from 6pm on 6 May. You can book tickets now for this staged reading of six writers’ work via the web site. Last week I had a feedback session with several dramatruges associated with WTFW, including Justine Nakase, the director of my excerpt. It was a helpful, and inspiring,…
WTFW New Play Reading
We're starting the week off 'write'! (Get it!) Congratulations to the Successful Six! #wtfwnewplayreading pic.twitter.com/fL22odg4Dp — WakingFeministsWest (@WakingFeministW) February 29, 2016 I’m thrilled that my short near-future play, The Love of Small Appliances, has been selected by the Waking the Feminists West team, to be part of their New Play Reading initiative. The staged reading of the selected plays will be taking place on 6 May in the Town Hall Theatre, studio, in Galway. I’m looking forward to working with the director Justine Nakase, and seeing how the actors take on these roles.