JULES & ROM BOOK LAUNCH

I’m delighted the paperback version of my novel will be launched online this Wednesday April 14th at 8pm – hosted by Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop with guest speaker Emily Cullen.  Here’s the link to the launch: https://youtu.be/0fVwS0JC3Gk

Also a link to a great article in the Galway Advertiser!

https://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/120761/i-find-young-people-respond-positively-to-shakespeare

 

Jules & Rom

Interdependence Day!

It was brilliant being part of an amazing Feile Bride event on Saturday Feb 5th – talking about my new book published by Afri – Interdependence Day! Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals through Drama for All Ages. It’s available from Afri, email: admin@afri.ie (It was fun too doing a poem written especially for the day, titled … ‘Interdependence Day!’

Here’s a link to a short film clip focusing on the book and the poem – then a link to the full event.

JULES & ROM NOVEL

Very happy to see my debut sci-fi novel Jules & Rom published by Troubador UK is now available on all ebook platforms, including Kindle, Google Play, Apple Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, scribd. I’m also so thankful to those who have bought it and to some wonderful and encouraging reader reviews – which are always welcome!

‘More!’ poem video

It’s lovely to have one of your poems read by someone else, especially a younger voice – so thanks to Grainne & friends and to Roj for making the film. The poem was a modern take on the ‘Food glorious food’ moment in the film, Oliver and was part of  a stage-play ‘More!’ devised with TY pupils from Colaiste Enda in Galway for an Afri (Action from Ireland) conference on food security – linking hunger and famine with war and conflict.

Bardic School Poetry Project

I’m very proud to have been part of this wonderful Galway 2020 Small Towns-Big Ideas project, working with local children to write poems about “being back in bardic school” reclaiming this important local (and national) history and shared heritage, as well as aiding conservation of something valuable to the community in Milltown, Co Galway. Each day we went ‘back to bardic school in our imaginations, the children played with combining words and dance rhythms into poems in true bardic style. We had some great follow up presentations to the whole community, along with guest poets and traditional musicians, organised by an inspired Aine Sheridan.

The poetic works of Belmont and Milltown primary schools to celebrate National Poetry Day

Channel Magazine Launch

Tonight, Tuesday 22nd October, at 6.30pm is the launch in the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin of the first issue of a great new poetry magazine, “Channel” – with a focus on nature and ecology. I’m very happy to have a poem in there, about badgers.  Congrats to the hardworking creative editors, Elizabeth and Cassia!