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October Blog: The God of Humormystics

I’m writing this blog on Oíche Shamhna from an old château in the South of France. Sometimes it really is a case of being in the right place at the right time. I’m well into the second week of my residency at La Napoule Art Foundation, on the coast in the Bay of Cannes, and I’m having a ball. It’s…

Wild Irish Lust: Introducing Penny Best

Promo from http://www.pennybestwriter.com Penny Best is the pen-name and persona for an explicit romance writer who has thrown caution to the wind. This fictional persona writes hot steamy quickie reads and has a degree in tantric sex therapy. Having spent her early twenties working in high-end gentleman’s clubs in London, Penny has now found her own inner goddess and runs…

Review: Starlet

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Writer: Alison Spittle Director: Simon Mulholland In a midlands middle-of-nowhere location Michael and Shannon have a date. If anything, it’s something to do. The cinema, a few drinks, and the customary shift. Both disheartened by the world around them, they can still dream of better things. At least they’re not dogging at…

Review: Drip Feed

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Brenda has made a few dubious choices. These often involve alcohol and Olivia. Olivia is Brenda’s ex-girlfriend, though Brenda struggles to accept the ‘ex’ prefix, even if it has been years. Rifling through someone else’s recyclable rubbish was never part of the plan, yet here she is. Comforted through the toughest of…

Review: Playboyz

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. On St. Patrick’s Day a foreign man arrives in a rural town in the West of Ireland. His origin is unknown, as are his intentions. Calling himself Patrick he attempts to fit in by working at a local bar but he is ultimately at the mercy of those he encounters through his…

Found Dog- Please Read and Share

View this post on Instagram ‪UPDATE: Thanks everyone for sharing. He has been reunited with his owner! If you have a dog please make sure they're microchipped. #ThankYou #FoundDog This little guy followed me home from Blessington Street Basin last Wednesday, 29th April, when I was walking Cody. Not chipped/tagged but clearly loved. Couldn't find his owner after a lot…

Review: The Successful TD

Writer: John B. Keane Adaptors: Jon Kenny, Mary McEvoy, Michael Scott Director: Michael Scott Originally broadcast 07/02/2017 on Arena, RTE Radio 1.

Review: Dubliners Women

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. James Joyce’s Dubliners, a collection of 15 short stories, is arguably one of his most accessible works with simple and realistic accounts that explore the world of Edwardian Dublin. In this adaption by Katie O’Kelly, as the title suggests, the focus is on the female characters in three of Joyce’s short…

Review: This is Not a Love Story

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Creator: Gunilla Heilborn A lightning flash and a thunder clap herald the arrival of two performers, Johan Thelander and Kristiina Viiala. The storm rages momentarily and then the story begins. Or rather stories. Exploring the creative process as well as the lived experience of the team, This is Not a Love…

Creative Writing Course: Starts 13th Sept.

  This Creative Writing Course is for those who are ready to begin their journey of creative writing in fiction and need a little guidance. If you don’t know where to begin or don’t know what to do next then this is the course for you. The course will focus on starting points, characters, structure, plot, theme, and point of view…