Read at Harold’s Cross Festival ‘A Sense of Place’, readings from a creative writing course over 6 weeks January/February 2021.
Interviewed by Ray D’Arcy on his radio show on RTE Radio One about being one of the authors in A Page from My Life.
Read memoir extract at Open Mic UL Winter School.
Read 300 word ‘First Page Pitch’ Cork Book Festival.
Read flash fiction piece at Kanturk Arts Festival.
Interview on Indulge in Writing.
Read my short story at the Creative Showcase at JHS.
Irish Writers Centre
Editing with Ciara Considine.
Edit Your Novel with Brian Langan.
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.
Creative Copywriting for Digital Content with Noelle Harrison and Aberdeen Library.
Poetry workshop with Amanda Bell.
Masterclass on writing a novel with Douglas Kennedy, Write by the Sea Literary Festival.
Stay at Home Literary Festival University of Glasgow. Talks and workshops.
Writing for Wellness with E.R. Murray. 7 weeks.
Dun Laoghaire County Council Arts Funding Webinar.
Walk to Write. 4 week course. The Well Review.
Slowing Down as a Source of Creativity with Lani O’Hanlon.
Surviving or Thriving:Literature Waterford Healing Arts Trust in conjunction with The Arts Council of Ireland.
Auto-fiction with Joanna Walsh, Maynooth University. 3 weeks.
Experimental Memoir with Dr Tawnya Selene Renelle, University of Glasgow. 7 weeks.
Hybrid and Experimental Writing with Dr. Tawyna Renelle, University of Glasgow, 9 weeks.
Amanda Bell Place Writing. 6 weeks.
Poetry at the LexIcon.
Marian Keyes Novel Writing Course. 4 weeks.
Ideas for Exploring Point of View and the Pleasures of Experimentation with Elizabeth Reeder at Moniack Mhor. Talk followed by workshop.
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.
Buswells Hotel. Twice yearly.
Dun Laoghaire LexIcon
Creative non-fiction food memoir with Writer-in-Residence Sarah Maria Griffin. 6 months.
Memoir workshops with Children in Hospital, Mens Sheds, Musicians.
Workshops on Place, Imagery and Structure in Flash Fiction, Writing the Body at the Stay at Home Literary Festival.
Huma Quershi at Stay at Home Literary Festival
Symposium on Writing and Creative Practice at University of Glasgow.
Cúirt Festival online.
The Power of Memoir with Tric Kearney and Gareth O’Callaghan, Cork World Book Festival.
Darran Anderson in conversation with Susan Tomaselli.
The Secret Bookshelf in conversation with Sue Divin and Michelle Gallen.
Conversations with UCD Writer-in-Residence.
Leading Irish Women in Culture Dun Laoghaire LexIcon Gallery.
Agility Award Information Session with Sarah Bannan.
Little Museum of Dublin One City One Book event with Rónán Hession and Fíona Scarlett.
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.
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
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.
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.
Writing History with Marita Conlon-McKenna and Marianne Lee.
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
Martin Dyar and Lorna Breen
Niamh Boyce fiction workshop
Jan Carson and Kevin Barry
Kevin Barry in conversation with Caoilinn Hughes.
NUI Galway Online
Writing during the Covid-19 crisis.
Daniel Carey in conversation with Sinead Gleeson and Mike McCormack.
This Writing Life: Creativity and Well-Being in the time of Pandemic.
Daniel Carey in conversation with Doireann Ni Ghriofa, Marina Benjamin and Arnold Thomas Fanning.
Big Book Weekend online.
Alexander McCall Smith
MyVLF Historical Fiction online
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, John Banville, Ronan Hession, Neil Gaiman, Marie Cassidy, Sarah Webb.
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.
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 Online
Writing Short Stories with Michelle Coyne and Nicola Cassidy
Pat Conroy Literary Festival Online
Virtual tour and panel discussions.
Dublin Book Festival Online
Roddy Doyle, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Kevin Barry, Elaine Feeney, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Patrick Freyne.
Hay Winter Festival Online
Stephen Fry, Susie Dent, Robert McFarlane.
Arizona State University
A Conversation with Colson Whitehead
The Listening Path
A Conversation with Julia Cameron
The Rooney Prize for Literature
Stephen Sexton in conversation with Carlo Gébler.
Women and Creativity
Tallaght Library, Caroline O’Farrell in conversation with Lisa Harding, Fíona Scarlett and Lindsey Sedgewick.
Weekly Stillorgan Library.
Weekly Pen to Paper at Fighting Words.
Rick O’Shea online.
Downhill Beachhouse Coleraine.
Cafe Tissardmine, Morocco.
Greywood Arts, Cork. (won)
Birr, Co. Offaly. (won)
Iceland Writers Retreat (won)
Tyrone Guthrie (won)
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.