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Name
Denise Blake
County
Donegal
Genre
Poet, Short-Story writer
Sessions
Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop, Master Class
Age Group
8 - 18
Level
Primary, Post Primary
Languages
Works in English ONLY
Availability
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mornings, Afternoons
Travel
Yes

Publications/ repertoire/
productions & background experience

First collection of poetry, Take a Deep Breath, was published by Summer Palace Press in 2004. I am a regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio 1. Read widely including the Clé Author and Publisher library tour. I have worked on an annual basis in primary schools, have done a series of creative writing classes with several transition year schools and I work on a regular basis with adult writing groups.

Session Details

Working in a class room situation I like to give warm up written exercises and then longer pieces. I always go through the class so that every child tells me what he/she has written. My aim is to encourage the child to use his imagination with the emphasise more on original ideas than me correcting work. I am trying to encourage the child to decide what method of writing, whether personal or fiction he enjoys better.

Address
Scott's Farm, Scribley, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Telephone
087-6486079
Email
denise@donegal.net

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