Category Archives: Writing

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

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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Looking back (and forward)

As 2013 comes to an end, I realise that a lot of my year was spent studying and writing haiku, something that seems to have become more a way of life for me than a poetry form. It’s as if … Continue reading

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Pinspiration!

Burning Bush 2 online literary magazine Inspiration comes in many forms and I have just had a piece of work published that started life when I stuck a pin in a map of the world. 🙂 Earlier in the year, … 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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Percussion

Percussion platinum pond surface drum-skin taut a water boatman beats his silent tatoo   This poem was inspired by childhood Saturdays when we used to collect frogspawn at Campbell’s Pond in Warrenpoint. I used to love watching the different bugs … 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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Best of Bulgaria

Eastern Europe is not the first destination I would have thought of when planning a summer holiday, but I’m really pleased we took up the offer of an apartment by the Black Sea for fifteen days in July. My husband and our two children … Continue reading

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