Writer, Author, and Facilitator in County Dublin, Ireland
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Award winning short story author of new Irish fiction with M.Phil. (Hons.) in Creative Writing, Trinity College Dublin.
Irish Writers Centre/Cill Rialaig Writer in Residence, 2017.
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 (https://irishwriterscentre.ie/blogs/news).
Winner Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair (http://bit.ly/1nIhW2z).
QQI Special Purpose Award in Training & Development (Distinction).
‘Wrong Whisky’ in 'The Fish Anthology 2012'. This story is included on a reading list by 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 Dublin and one-to-one mentorships ongoing, email for details (email@example.com).
Festival workshop facilitator at Write By The Sea, Kilmore Quay Literary Festival, 2016, 2017 (writebythesea.ie/writers/) and Write Time Festival, Fingal Libraries, 2017.
Volunteer creative writing tutor with Fighting Words, Dublin, 2016.
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.