Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Irish Success at Crimefest 2012

Since CRIMEFEST began in June 2008, it has quickly become one of the most popular dates in the crime fiction calendar. The annual convention draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world and gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in an informal atmosphere.

Read all about Crimefest 2012 and Declan Burke's Irish Success HERE

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blooming Marvelous - Call for Readers!!!


Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown writer-in-residence, Chris Binchy, is organising a filmed relay reading of Ulysses this Bloomsday, June 16th. While the novel remained in copyright, public performances of Ulysses were significantly restricted,so this is the first year that it can be approached with a sense of freedom. Ulysses is deeply rooted in the character and voices of Dublin, and this is a fitting and personal way for people to engage with Joyce’s work level in the place where the book begins.

Filming will be guerrilla-style, moving location on the day from Sandycove to Dalkey to Dún Laoghaire. Members of the public will be filmed reading short allocated sections from the novel, and these will be immediately uploaded to a website, building into a unique document of the day. If you’d like to take part in this event,please contact Chris at DLRWriter@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Four of the Best!!!!

If any of you are in or around Dublin next Thursday evening the 31st May -


I'm really looking forward to the launch of  Four New Collections of Poetry by


If you are not familiar with their work, I PROMISE YOU, you will be in for an evening of talented, edgy, different, and emotionally gripping words of poetry. 

Don't believe me? 
(Check out the individual links above)

Venue Details:

Unitarian Church ,112 St Stephen's Green West

Thursday 31st May at 6.30pm. 
(All four poets will read - introductions by Jessie Lendennie)

(I haven't as yet read any of Sarah's poetry, but as one woman amongst these three men, she must be pretty fantastic, because Colm Keegan, John Murphy and Peader O'Donoghue are individually and collectively amazing poets.)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

She's Back!!!!!

Yes - It's Official ........ I am still alive!

But I've missed you all tons, and tons over the last six weeks.  No Twitter, No Facebook, No Blog, No Crime Scene, No Social Life, (honestly - zero social life), No Nothing, except, Family, Work and Editing!!

Will it all be worth it?  Not sure as yet - I can't see the wood for the trees, or the trees for the forest right now, either way, my editing brain requires rest and a return to normality. 
(What is normality?  I can't remember that either!)

But as I am now back, I come with good news:

I have loads of really brilliant posts to put up for competitions and other exciting events over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for them:)

The Crime Scene Book Club will be back next week, I've received some great reader reviews over the last while, so you can catch up with them on the Crime Scene site over at www.writing.ie

 I heard last week, I was awarded an Arts Bursary for Literature from South Dublin Arts.  There will be an Award Ceremony next week, so I'll bring back plenty of pics.

And Fourthly,
Hope you all like the new header, pic taken at Bohernabreena Reservoir during a temporary escape a couple of weeks ago.

And Finally,
Check out Stephen King's Quote for this Month over in the side panel, and if you haven't read his book 'On Writing' - well you're missing out on some great stuff:)

I'll do my best over the next few days to catch up with you all.  It's great to be back!!!! 

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