Writing CV

PERFORMANCES/READINGS

December 2019
Read memoir extract at Open Mic UL Winter School.

April 2019
Read 300 word ‘First Page Pitch’ Cork Book Festival.

March 2019
Read flash fiction piece at Kanturk Arts Festival.

February 2019

Interview on Indulge in Writing.

July 2018
Read my short story at the Creative Showcase at JHS.

COURSES

Irish Writers Centre

6-week blog writing course with Ketty Elisabeth.

30 Things I Know about Writing with John Boyne.

Travel Writing  with Manchan Magan.

One City One Book, The Long Gaze Back workshops with June Caldwell, Christine Dwyer Hickey and Nuala O’Connor.

Fiction with Sean O’Reilly.

Ambassador Series with Marian Keyes.

Feature Writing with Sarah Gilmartin.

Ask an Author with Elizabeth Reapy.

Picture Books with Adrienne Geoghegan.

Flash Fiction with Nuala O’Connor.

Open Day at IWC.

Launch of The Novel Fair.

Arts Council Bursary Clinic.

One City One Book, The Country Girls Trilogy. Follow the Story with Catherine Dunne, The Continuing Character with Dermot Bolger, Writing from the Body with Nuala O’Connor. Panel Discussion – Class Divides in Irish Society.

The Stinging Fly Summer School Creative Non-Fiction.

UL Winter School

Malahide Community College

Social Media with Deirdre Foley

Dun Laoghaire Mountains to Sea Festival.

Publishing workshop with Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin.

John Hewitt Society

Publishing Workshop with Jan Carson.

Online

A Writer’s Survival Kit with Jan Carson.

Nesting with Kerri Ni Dochartaigh.

Writing Travel Stories from home with Christina Collins, Roaming Writer-in-Residence IWC.

Applying for bursaries, residencies, funding with Hilary Copeland at IWC.

Capturing your story in life writing with Colin Grant. 4 week course.
Psychology of Character for Writers with Dr Stephanie Hutton.

Getting Published – 16 week online course with Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin and Simon Trewin.

Creative Writing for Beginners with Doreen Duffy.

Future Learn Book of Kells.

Member of Future Authors Group with David Lyons.

Member of Critique Group with Morgen Bailey.

Member of Indulge in Writing with Sharon Thompson.

Member of Rick O’Shea Book Club.

Freelance Forum

Buswells Hotel. Twice yearly.

Dun Laoghaire LexIcon

Creative non-fiction food memoir with Writer-in-Residence Sarah Maria Griffin.

Fighting Words

Illustration workshop.

Memoir workshops with Children in Hospital, Mens Sheds, Musicians.

EVENTS

Julian Gough in conversation with Sarah Maria Griffin at Dun Laoghaire LexIcon.

Sarah Perry in conversation with Sinead Gleeson at Dun Laoghaire LexIcon.

Sinead Gleeson Constellations. UCD Writer-in-Residence at UCD.

Staccato monthly readings at Toners Pub, Dublin.

‘From Blog to Book’ Andrea Mara, Blackrock Library.

Smock Alley, The Dublin Review. ‘Conversations’ Preview of issue 73 with Mark O’Connell, Roisin Kiberd, Doireann Ni Ghriofa.

Launch of The Groundsman, Lynn Buckle, at IWC.

Launch of One Click, Andrea Mara, Dubray Blackrock.

Emma Donoghue at Trinity College Dublin.

Mary Cregan in conversation with Caitriona Crowe, The Scar, at Books Upstairs.

Elizabeth Strout in conversation with Nadine O’Regan, Trinity College Dublin.

FESTIVALS

One City One Book

Maria Edgeworth RDS.

Dorothy Macardle Kilmainham Gaol.

Maeve Brennan Rathfarnham Castle.

Sinead Gleeson Irish Writers Centre.

Edna O’Brien Mansion House.

Caitriona Crowe and Paula Shields on The County Girls, Dun Laoghaire LexIcon.

‘Infamous, Influential, Beloved.’ ‘Irish Writers Celebrate Edna O’Brien.’ UCD

Bealtaine Festival

Roddy Doyle.

Mountains to Sea

Sinead Gleeson Constellations in conversation with Maeve Higgins.

International Literature Festival

Roddy Doyle, Amy Bloom, Neil Gaiman, Ruby Wax, John Banville.

Michael Lewis, Yotam Ottolenghi, Bret Easton Ellis, Elizabeth Gilbert.

RJ Palacio, Paul Mason, Pat McCable, Danny Denton, Chris Judge, Owen Davy.

Dalkey Book Festival.

John Banville, Roddy Doyle, Ryan Tubridy, Jennifer O’Connell, Chris Power, Deborah Levy, Lionel Shriver, Michael Ondaajte, David McWilliams, Fintan O’Toole.

Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas.

Sarah Breen and Eimear McLysaght ‘What A Complete Aisling’.

Omagh Literary Festival

Shortlisted for short story.

Write by the Sea, Kilmore Quay.

Writing workshop with Fiona O’Rourke. Talk by Jo Unwin, What Agents Want. Interview with John McKenna. Interview with Jennifer Johnston. Winning short stories showcase.

Shortlisted for short story.

Enniscorthy Literary Festival

Sinead Gleeson, June Caldwell, Catherine Ryan Howard, Hazel Gaynor, Carmel Harrington, Jane Casey, Shane Dunphy, Adele Parks, Paul Williams.

Cuirt Festival

Sara Baume in conversation with Sinead Gleeson.
Anne Enright in conversation with Rick O’Shea.

Dublin Book Festival

Nuala O’Connor ‘The Art of the Short Story’.

Emerging Authors at Smock Alley.

Kate Nash Literary Agency Open Day.

Murder One Festival

Liz Nugent, Michael Connelly. Simon Trewin. Murder Room.

Joseph O’Connor, Martina Cole.

Workshops with Patricia Gibney and Shane Dunphy.

Dun Laoghaire LexIcon

Divine Illumination Seminar

Wicklow Way with Words Festival

Emerging Writers

Martin Dyar and Lorna Breen

Niamh Boyce fiction workshop

Cuirt Online
Jan Carson and Kevin Barry
Rob Doyle
Elaine Feeney
Sara Baume

Kevin Barry in conversation with Caoilinn Hughes.

Writing during the Covid-19 crisis. Online.
Daniel Carey in conversation with Sinead Gleeson and Mike McCormack.

Big Book Weekend online.
Neil Gaiman
Marian Keyes
Bernadine Evaristo
Alexander McCall Smith
Damien Barr
Maggie O’Farrell

MyVLF Historical Fiction online
Sara Collins
Victoria Hislop
Kate Mosse

UCD Festival online
Colm Tobin on Covid-19’s impact on creative spaces.

Bealtaine Festival online

Mia Gallagher in conversation with Catherine Dunne

Michael Harding in conversation with Evelyn O’Rourke.


Hay Festival online
Gloria Steinem, Naomi Oreskes, Stephen Fry, Jessie Burton, Hallie Rubenhold, Hialry Mantel,Samantha Power, Roddy Doyle,Simon Schama, John Simpson, Maggie O’Farrell, Elif Shafak.

Rick O’Shea Shelf Analysis series
Marian Keyes, Helen Cullen, Kit de Waal, Will Dean, John Boyne, Sebastian Barry, Eoin Colfer, Iain Rankin, Jeanine Cummins, Sarah Crossan, Mark O’Connell, Naoise Dolan, Maggie O’Farrell, Caoilinn Hughes, Graham Norton, Bernadine Evaristo, John Irving.

The Society of Authors online
The Changing Role of Agents in the face of a Global Pandemic.

Building a Better World with Words with Emile Pine and Christine Dwyer Hickey online.

Literature in Lockdown online with Sinead Gleeson, Patrick Freyne, Naoise Dolan and Liz Nugent.

Borris online.

Marian Keyes in conversation with Lisa Taddeo.

Julian Barnes in conversation with Martin Amis.

Edinburgh Book Festival online

Marian Keyes, Yoko Ogawa, Matt Haig, William Dalrymple, Colum McCann, Samantha Power, Olivia Laing, Alexander McCall Smith, Polly Dunbar, Garth Greenwell, Sarah Moss, Bernadine Evaristo.

Meath Writer in Residence

Writing Short Stories with Michelle Coyne and Nicola Cassidy

WRITING GROUPS

Weekly Stillorgan Library.

Weekly Pen to Paper at Fighting Words.

BOOK CLUB

Rick O’Shea online.

WRITING RETREATS

Downhill Beachhouse Coleraine.

Cafe Tissardmine, Morocco.

Greywood Arts, Cork. (won)

Birr, Co. Offaly. (won)

Iceland Writers Retreat (won)

Tyrone Guthrie (won)

VOLUNTEERING

International Literature Festival in May and one off ‘Off the Page’ events during the year.

Dalkey Book Festival in June.

Fighting Words, once a month, primary and secondary workshops in Behan Square, Glencree and Carrickmines.

Children in Hospital.