Monthly Archives: July 2014

“Our silence is not ours to keep”: Nirbhaya, the play.

Sometimes I sleepwalk into things. I knew that the play Nirbhaya was based on the real rape of a real young woman in Delhi in December 2012 and its aftermath, but I didn’t know that the stories told and enacted in … Continue reading

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Israel & Gaza: stop. Please stop.

Every now and again I come upon a situation that compels me to silence, being so crucial and sensitive it demands that the right words be spoken in the right way to the right people. Because I don’t know what or who … Continue reading

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Some looming deadlines: 31st July: Glimmer Train Very Short Story (3,000 words or less) 1st August: The Costa Short Story Award (4,000 words, previously unpublished) 12th September: The James Plunkett Short Story Award: (1,000-3,000 words) info at:    Entries … Continue reading

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The Irish and Northern Irish Feminist Judgments Project

If anyone noticed an uncharacteristic silence: I’ve been away.  Here’s something I found in my inbox when I got back (sent by Therese Caherty of the Feminist Open Forum). The information originated from Mairead Enright (U Kent), the project co-ordinator. It’s an … Continue reading

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Fly Italian

This morning I found a lovely thing in my Inbox:  the most recent issue of Inkroci, which includes my short story “Flight” in both Italian and English, translated by Anna Anzani (thanks, Anna!)  I can’t put words on how it … Continue reading

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Anam Theatre Company @ the New Theatre, Dublin

PRESS RELEASE (from Sarah O’Toole @ Anam) “Low Level Panic” is a foul-mouthed, funny and unflinching exploration of the ways in which we view women’s lives, their bodies, their safety and their sexuality. Under the patronage of Ireland’s first lady, … Continue reading

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Writer’s Fellowship (2014-2015) University College Dublin

This is now being advertised: “Post Title: Writer’s Fellowship School/Faculty: School of English, Drama and Film, College of Arts and Celtic Studies, University College Dublin Closing Date: Friday 8 August 2014 Applications are invited from Irish writers of established reputation … Continue reading

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$20,000 for 100 words?

Here’s something interesting. The César Egido Serrano Foundation is dedicated to the use of language to promote connection between cultures and oppose violence. They’ve proclaimed November 23rd the “Day of the Word” and are running a Micro Fiction competition with … Continue reading

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