From longlist to shortlist to prize! Top ten from 300 entries. https://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/downloads/printable/100-FE1-Q32021EssayContest-Michelle-Walshe.html My essay: The Shape of Loneliness.
A Sense of Place. A 6-week course than ran through the lockdown winter. A showcase of readings. I'm on at 14.17. I read two short pieces, one is inspired by place names on an old map, and the other is a poem about a heron I see in the park on my daily walks. https://youtu.be/dInQp8JZgW4
Delighted! Thrilled to have been awarded a course bursary at The Irish Writers Centre. My writing journey began at the Irish Writers Centre in 2017 when I took my first course there - Blog Writing with Ketty Elisabeth! It has served me well! One of the earliest events I attended was '30 Things I Know… Continue reading Irish Writers Centre Course Bursary.
I won a full scholarship to attend this wonderful retreat in Iceland in April 2020. We all know what happened. I applied for the scholarship for the first time in 2018, not long after I had started writing and had some work published. I have long yearned to visit Iceland. I have had a near… Continue reading Iceland Writers Retreat 2021 (Virtually)
The Poolbeg Chimneys, seen from Sandymount beach, Dublin. These chimneys, a beloved Dublin landmark, in my family are called 'Nana's Lights,' but that is a story for another day. I volunteer for Fighting Words, an amazing, dynamic organisation, founded by Roddy Doyle, who I have been fortunate enough to meet on several occasions. I'm really… Continue reading Roddy Doyle’s Fighting Words Digital Lockdown Magazine
A competitive, international competition. 1301 entries. 196 on the longlist. 60 on the shortlist. A memoir piece about Skellig Michael.
Last but not least! https://literaryconsultancy.co.uk/2021/03/tlc-pen-factor-2021-announcement/ Online Writers Day 13 March 2021 I won a bursary to the first Online Writers Day run by The Literary Consultancy UK. The day has been running for twenty-five years but this is the first time it ran online. As part of the bursary I was allowed to enter my… Continue reading TLC Pen Factor Longlist
Online at: http://www.newsfour.ie/2020/12/december-2020-january-2021/ Local newspaper piece on A Page from My Life. This piece covers my writing journey from starting out in 2017 with this website up to publication of the book A Page from My Life. I still feel like I'm only getting started though...!!
Local weekly newspaper feature on A Page from My Life