Photot credit - Emily Quinn. Michelle Walshe (and that's Walsh with an 'e'!) is a writer from Dublin, Ireland. Her work has been awarded the Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award 2020, the Jeannine Cooney Scholarship for excellence in fiction at the Leopardi Writing Conference Italy, 2022, scholarships for writing courses with The Stinging Fly, Curtis… Continue reading Michelle Walshe
Lamplight International Residency Programme 2023
Inner Light Launch at Vicar Street
Vicar Street Extraordinary night at Vicar Street. Music and words. Inner Light was launched by Paul Muldoon and copies flew out the door! This book is the culmination of six months of workshops carried out in Behan Square, Rathmines and on Zoom with Ukrainian women writers, telling their stories of fleeing the war and settling… Continue reading Inner Light Launch at Vicar Street
The link to purchase Inner Light (which I edited!) All proceeds to Ukraine.
Irish Times Online Inner Light
Link to full piece online: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/2023/04/23/they-drop-lovely-memories-into-a-world-filled-with-destruction-and-death-ukrainian-women-in-ireland-on-the-war-leaving-home-and-moving-here/
Inner Light Book of Ukrainian Memoirs.
In today's Irish Times Weekend magazine, there's a 4-page spread about the book of Ukrainian memoir pieces that I've been working on for the past 6 months in conjuction with Roddy Doyle's Fighting Words. I volunteered as a mentor and worked with the Ukrainian women writers in Fighting Words in Behan Square, in the Ukrainian… Continue reading Inner Light Book of Ukrainian Memoirs.
https://sharonthompson.substack.com/p/building-a-writing-cv-and-resilience?r=22vq3d&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web#details Link to full episode.
RTE RADIO ONE KEYWORDS – THE SEA
My piece about the sea and the Poolbeg chimneys. Listen back at the link below. My piece closes the show. On at 23.41. https://www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/clips/22216522/
Creative Writing Workshop at DCU
Love volunteering with Fighting Words. This week it took me to All Hallows Campus, DCU to be part of a workshop with the MA in Creative Writing students.