Category Archives: Anthology

Tanka, ekphrastic poetry and chalk pastels contribute to Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement

I was so proud of Class 9 Donard, Abbey Grammar School, Newry when they were recently presented with the Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement 2017 for their poetry. The work resulted from a series of workshops delivered through Community Arts Partnership … Continue reading

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Inaugural Seamus Heaney Awards for New Writing and Achievement

Members of Mourne Writers: Anne Mullan, Kathleen Carville, our friend Mary Ellen Hayward of Jane Ross Writers, Limavady, poet Sue Morgan with her Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement and New Writing and me. UPDATE: Here is a link to a … Continue reading

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Launch of Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing

I was very honoured to read at the recent launch of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Bob Collins, Chair of the Arts Council, Connor Shields, CEO of Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and Chelley McLear, CAP Project … Continue reading

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Crime writer selects my story as a winner – collection free to download

Last year, GKBCInc held its inaugural short story competition judged by crime writer Tim Weaver. Tim is the Sunday Times bestselling author of novels Chasing the Dead,  The Dead Tracks and Vanished published by Penguin Books. The theme for the first … Continue reading

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Inspired by blues

I have had some artwork and poetry published today over at Postcard Poems & Prose. This is a great ezine that combines writing, art and photography, so if you are in interested in viewing or submitting some of your work, … Continue reading

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‘The Next Big Thing’ Blog Hop

Writer and editor of Every Day Poets, Oonah Joslin, nominated me to participate in this blog hop where I answer a series of set questions about a work in progress and then tag another couple of people to do the … Continue reading

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A Tasty Treat – free ebook

I discovered at the weekend that I have a haiku and a senryu included in a new anthology entitled With Cherries on Top, edited by Michael Dylan Welch, writer, poet and founder of NaHaiWriMo (the National Haiku Writing Month online community … Continue reading

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Just one word…

For the first time ever (well, since I was in primary school) I have managed to combine my artwork and writing in one book.  Over the summer, I designed and produced the cover for a new collection of poetry and fiction – the One Word … Continue reading

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First national anthology of haiku from Ireland

Some of my haiku have been published in Bamboo Dreams, a new collection launched in Dublin recently by Arts Minister, Jimmy Deenehan TD. While mainly comprising the work of contemporary haijin (haiku poets) the collection also features several poems from … Continue reading

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The Poet’s Place

A writer friend messaged me recently on FB saying, ‘Hey, we’re in the same anthology – see you in Belfast on Saturday?” At the time, I had no idea what she was talking about as I’m not so good at keeping records of where … Continue reading

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