Writer, Author, and Facilitator in County Dublin, Ireland
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Award winning short story author of new Irish fiction with Master of Philosophy (Hons.) in Creative Writing, Trinity College Dublin, 2015.
Winner Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair, 2016 (http://bit.ly/1nIhW2z).
Professional Member and Mentor at Irish Writers Centre (irishwriterscentre.ie/products/one-to-one-mentoring).
Selected for Arts Council NI & Irish Writers Centre XBorders writing project, 2017 (https://irishwriterscentre.ie/blogs/news).
Creative Writing Facilitator and Mentor. Eight years' experience of workshops, mentoring, reading and critiquing for creative writers.
QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development (Distinction), 2017.
Awarded Cill Rialaig writing residency, June 2016.
‘Wrong Whisky’ in 'The Fish Anthology 2012'. This story is included on a reading list for Saint Mary's College, California.
Travel blog ‘Two (Good) Years’ while HelpX volunteering in Portugal and Spain, 2012.
‘He’s Going Nowhere, Your Son’, broadcast RTE Radio 1 Francis MacManus competition, 2014.
'Departures', portfolio for M.Phil., 2015.
‘Red’, short story translated for ‘Troquel’, a Spanish literary journal, 2015.
'Trap4', short story in 'Thirteen' an anthology by Larne Writers Group, 2015.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
'Have You Found Luke?', a coming of age novel set in Lisbon and Belfast, winner in Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair; 'Beyond The Cobweb Wall', a Young Adult novel; 'Real Fires', a collection of short stories.
COURSE & MENTOR FACILITATION:
Creative Writing courses in Clontarf and one-to-one Mentorships ongoing, email for details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Festival Workshop facilitator at Write By The Sea, Kilmore Quay Literary Festival, 2016, 2017 (writebythesea.ie/writers/).
Volunteer Creative Writing Tutor with Fighting Words, Dublin, 2016, 2017.
Creative Writing for Beginners, Wexford Library, Jul-Aug 2016.
Creative Writing for Beginners, post-grad students at Innovation Academy, Trinity College Dublin, May-Jun 2016.
Creative Writing Seminars on 'Wrong Whisky' for Saint Mary's College California tour of Ireland, 2013, 2016.