- Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop, Master Class
- Age Group
- 7 - 10, 11-15, 16 - 18
- Primary, Post Primary
- Works in English ONLY
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience
Former post-primary teacher of English working in Spain and France.
Publications: Two novels for 9-12 year olds:
Welcoming the French (Attic Press 'Bright Sparks' series, 1992)
Escape to the West ((Attic Press 'Bright Sparks' series, 1994)
Deeds Not Words: a Biography of Muriel Gahan (Town House, 1997)
World Without Maps (poetry collection, Arlen House, 2011).
Of Birds and Bones (poetry collection, Arlen House, 2014)
Organiser of Sonas Children's Arts Festival, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo: 2000-2009. Co-ordinator of arts projects for asylum seekers in Co. Mayo: 2004-2007.
Interactive creative writing/ poetry workshops exploring uses of language where the students produce work and share it with the group. At primary level I like to work with groups of no more than 24 pupils. At least one hour with each group. The emphasis is on discovery and fun. At post-primary level I work with smaller groups (max. 12) of motivated students who have declared interest in creative writing. I can however do readings and Q & A sessions with a full class at post-primary level, using both my own work and other poets': 45 mins to one hour.
Age Group Details
3rd to 6th class primary. All classes post-primary.