I recently facilitated an eight-hour course in Creative Writing for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries. Most of the participants had never written anything before. Some had, but had reached an [...]
Easter has come and gone and it seems as though the winter is determined to hang on until it’s worn us all down to shreds. It’s just as well that this is Dublin’s One City One Book month – it [...]
And then, I returned to Livorno. I had been there once before, after the Pisa Book Festival in 2016, and fell in love with it. I have good friends there, and that always makes a difference.
Right at the beginning of February, I held a weekend course called ‘An Introduction to Creative Writing’ in Verona. More specifically, we were located in a wonderful ‘co-working space’ called [...]
Janus: the two-headed Roman god, who looks to both the future and the past; he who presides over transitions; who symbolises duality and the passage of time.
Gender violence and literature: ‘In Her Shoes’ event, Librerie Universitarie Novoli, Florence, February 9th 2018
Gender violence and literature: ‘In Her Shoes’ event, Librerie Universitarie Novoli, Florence, February 9th 2018.
Heathrow Airport, May 1973. I make my way through the crowds, following scribbled notes about Tube stations, where to change lines, which exit to look for. My brother’s instructions are on a [...]