Monthly Archives: May 2014

Reminders

Sharpen your keyboards, a few deadlines are headed our way. Glimmer Train’s  Short Story Award for New Writers:     31st May 2014 Glimmer Train charge a reading fee but they decide quickly and run several competitions every year. Winners are published in a … Continue reading

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Writing Advice OR: What I wish I’d said

At the Dublin Writers Festival on Saturday, one of the audience questions was: what advice would we give to someone who wanted to write?  The conversation went in the direction of reading, as it often does – and should.  I never … Continue reading

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DWF Venue #6: The LAB, Foley Street (Sheena Barrett)

(Interview with Sheena Barrett, arts officer and curator @ The LAB) What and where is the LAB? The LAB is Dublin City Council’s Arts Office, a dynamic hub of activity housing a gallery, rehearsal and incubation space for a range … Continue reading

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Interview with Mary O’Donnell

Mary O’Donnell’s new novel WHERE THEY LIE (New Island) will be launched on 15th May, 2014 Is there more than one meaning in the title, Where They Lie?  I suspect there is. I found the novel difficult to name for quite … Continue reading

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Progressive Film Club: Free screening (May 23rd 2014)

The next screening from the Progressive Film Club is a feature, The Happy Lands, about a mining strike in Scotland in the 1920s. Friday 23rd May, 7.30 pm @ The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 This screening is … Continue reading

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DWF Venue #5: Irish Writers’ Centre (Valerie Bistany, Director)

What (and where) is the Irish Writers’ Centre? The Irish Writers’ Centre is an organisation that supports writers at all stages of their development. We also promote writing in general and Irish writing in particular. We are a national resource … Continue reading

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More Events

I’ll be reading with John Kelly at the Dublin Writers’ Festival on Saturday 17th May @ 2pm in Smock Alley http://bit.ly/1lgtOzZ  The event will be chaired by Mick Heaney. Don’t be puzzled by the photo –  I’m replacing Patrick O’Keeffe, … Continue reading

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