Writing CV


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.


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.

Psychology of Character for Writers with Dr Stephanie Hutton.

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.


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

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

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

Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin and Simon Trewin 16 week online course
Getting published.

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

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.

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

Nesting with Kerri Ni Dochartaigh online

Writing Travel Stories from Home with Christina Collins online.


Weekly Stillorgan Library.

Monthly Fighting Words.


Rick O’Shea online.


Downhill Beachhouse Coleraine.

Cafe Tissardmine, Morocco.

Greywood Arts, Cork. (won)

Birr, Co. Offaly. (won)

Iceland Writers Retreat (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.