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Glimmer Train Very Short Story (3,000 words or less) 1st August: The Costa Short Story Award (4,000 words, previously unpublished) 12th September: The James Plunkett Short Story Award: (1,000-3,000 words) info at:    Entries … Continue reading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