The John Hewitt Society, Summer School 2018

Last month I was lucky enough to receive a bursary from The Department of Foreign Affairs to attend the The John Hewitt Society summer school 2018. It was a really wonderful week, from which I benefited massively both creatively and personally. I met so many other talented writers, made new friends and developed work whilst attending workshops … Continue reading The John Hewitt Society, Summer School 2018

Dublin Story Slam: Review

This month I was thrilled to review the Dublin Story Slam for Irish Spoken Word Agency Boundless & Bare. The Dublin Story Slam is a monthly open mic storytelling night with a twist, where attendees gather to swap tales from their lives inspired by a different theme each and every time. This month’s topic was … Continue reading Dublin Story Slam: Review

NOT4U Collective: Poetry Marathon

This Thursday 17th May we will be hosting our first event as the NOT4U collective, in support of Together for Yes. Full details here! This poetry fundraiser will provide a platform for queer, trans, female, and non-gender conforming voices. BYOB & suggested donation of €5 on the door. All contributions, small or large, very much … Continue reading NOT4U Collective: Poetry Marathon

Word Art – Peachy Exhibition For Repeal

  This month I'm lucky enough to be working alongside Dublin-based creative collective Peachy ahead of their upcoming exhibition 'Freedom'. I will have a mixed media word art piece on display over the weekend, and will be performing some poems on opening night 🙂 About the exhibition: Freedom is an exhibition showcasing artistic reactions to an … Continue reading Word Art – Peachy Exhibition For Repeal

BODY D – Three Fates Zine, Bath Time

I'm terribly pleased to have my poem BODY D included in the latest issue of Three Fates Press, a Dublin based literary collective who regularly publish zines.  For this issue we were asked to submit work on the theme of water, particularly investigating our relationship to the element. I find a great deal of comfort in … Continue reading BODY D – Three Fates Zine, Bath Time

Book review: Autonomy, Kathy D’Arcy (2018)

Last month I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at Kathy D'Arcy's much anticipated new book 'Autonomy'. A collection of poetry/essays/memoirs/poems which was published by New Binary Press, and explores themes of bodily autonomy in conjunction with the Repeal movement. “If a person does not have the right to decide what happens to her … Continue reading Book review: Autonomy, Kathy D’Arcy (2018)

Friday 13th April 2018: A Night for Women-led Contemporary Literature

This Friday the 13th is shaping up to be a big night for women-led contemporary literature in Dublin.   The greatly anticipated Dublin launch of 'Autonomy' (New Binary Press, Editor Kathy D'Arcy) will kick of at 6pm in Books Upstairs. The proceeds from book sales will be donated in support to the Repeal campaign. Further … Continue reading Friday 13th April 2018: A Night for Women-led Contemporary Literature