Poetry/Short Stories

Readings 2018

I enjoy reading my stories and poems at festivals and events throughout Ireland. Here is a list of readings and publications for 2018.

Aug

I was delighted to read a selection of my poems at the Women Aloud NI readings for the East Side Arts Festival Poems, Prose and Pastries event in Belfast on 3rd Aug.

July

Reading Domestic Noir and Nephropid at Florence Food Co with the Santa Barbara Poets Laureate hosted by North West Words

June

Reading Wild Goats at Belfast Book Festival reading in memory of Heather Newcombe and Martin Crawford

May

Reading Homecoming at Cavan At The Edge open mic

April

Performed Rape as a Weapon of Mass Destruction at Cuirt Spoken Word Platform, Galway

Mar

Reading Rape as a Weapon of Mass Destruction, Commemoration, Poem for a Scarlet Woman and Survivor poems in Enniskillen for International Women’s Day

Reading Oh You, The Man Who Became a Bird, Francis Bacon, Mapmaker, poems Waterstones, Belfast for World Poetry Day

Jan

Reading Rape as a Weapon of Mass Destruction, How Can I Say and Survivor  at Bangor Holocaust Memorial Event 20th Jan 2018

Poems Published

2018

Pes Anserinus published in The Blue Nib #35 print magazine

Dr Frankenstein published in “Highland Poetry Challenge” anthology, Illinois

Forests published in The Curlew Vol II Issue III Alnus

Mapmaker and Kilkenny Castle published in “Resonance” Poetry in Motion anthology

Reflection on Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for a Self-Portrait and Sudden Death published in North West Words, Summer 2018.

2017

Ghosts published in “Corncrake” online magazine issue 6

2003

Craigavon Bridge, Missing Person, Homecoming Tell Me Again published in Unlocked anthology of stories and poems published by Ballymoney Writers’ Group

2001

Strawberry Bar published in Take Me To The Island anthology

1999

Scaffolding, The Protestant Teddy Bears and Arran published in First Sheaf anthology of stories and poems published by Ballymoney Writers’ Group

Scaffolding, Arran and Toronto broadcast on Downtown radio

1996

Bullman published in “Women’s News” magazine

Short Stories Published/Broadcast

2018

Mrs Royston published in Boyne Berries 23: Spring 2018

Memories of Snow published in Ireland’s Own, Jan 26 2018

2017

Circumcision Party published in Crannog 45: Summer 2017

Wives and Husbands published in The Honest Ulsterman, Oct 2017 http://humag.co/prose/husbands-and-wives

1998

The Jackdaw in the Attic published in Rhythm of Hearts: anthology of writing from the Take Me To The Island creative writing festival, Rathlin Island

1997

The Leader of the Gang broadcast on Downtown Radio

The Breadrun published in Ireland’s Own magazine

1995

The Nights Drawing In published in Ireland’s Own

1996

Willie John and the New Sofa published in Ireland’s Own