I was delighted to be invited to participate in Fingal Arts Office “Let’s Stay Together campaign” connecting people and ideas during Covid-19. Here is a video of the livestream:
Absolutely delighted to note I’ve been awarded a Varuna Residency Fellowship next year, 2020, to complete work on my draft novel manuscript The Dark Place – a contemporary Australian Gothic.
My short story Molly & Jack at the Seaside finally found a home after 15 long years on my hard drive in No Alibis Press’ anthology of experimental fiction: Still Worlds Turning.
A snippet to whet your appetite:
Molly and Jack are lovers. His friends call him Jimmy. They go down, to the beach, close by the harbour, on Tuesday evenings, and wriggle in the sand. Molly and Jack are close friends. His nickname is Jimmy. They play on the beach. They like to play in the sand. They like the seaside. Well, then again now, he wriggles really, against her; and she lies there thinking of apple trees.
You can pay money to read the rest here & wherever good books are sold.
Still Worlds Turning, edited by Emma Warnock, includes stories by many legends and an introduction by June Caldwell:
Lúnasa has passed, hay has been harvested, the long stretch in the evenings is slipping away. Autumn is forever my favourite season.
I’ve been commissioned, alongside a small group of writers and musicians, to perform in Swords Castle on Friday the 20th of September from 7-9pm. Entry is free to all.
Full programme to be announced on Tuesday, August 6th: www.culturenight.ie
I have a short poem in Bimblebox 153, that I wrote some years ago when I was very ill. Jill Sampson’s determination to include my tiny poem and to keep the collective work touring for so long never ceases to impress me. Here’s to Jill and to birds.
Bimblebox 153 Birds will be on exhibition in Brisbane 3 – 14 September, 2019 Bimblebox 153 Birds is an installation of artist prints, poetry, prose and musicians’ birdcalls by over 450 people worldwide who have been inspired by the birdlife of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge. It’s our story of our birds, how we experience them […]