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Welcome to my site! My debut collection of short stories, The Rainy Day, was published  in 2018 by Penniless Press. Fiction has previously been published in Ireland, UK and US. Screen and stage credits include RTE, Scripts Ireland Playwriting Festival, Fastnet Film Festival  (Irl) and  Wasteland Film Festival  (US) amongst  others. I completed a  Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Textual Studies (John McGahern) at NUIG.  I have a B.A. in English and Italian and an M.A. in English (Writing). I also have an advanced certificate in media production. I was awarded the Sparanacht Ui Eithir in 2016 and the NUIG Write-Up Bursary in 2018 for my academic research. I have presented my work at national and international academic conferences and my scholarship was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Franco-Irish Studies in 2019. New articles are forthcoming in the New Hibernia Review and Estudios Irlandeses. I have worked at NUIG as a writing teacher/tutor since 2013. This role included the conception of creative writing courses, delivery of lectures, setting of academic and creative exercises, assessment and feedback for undergraduate students. I have also worked as a script editor/story analyst for Room 12 Productions  during this time. I have worked in  academic support for students with disabilities at university and I have a keen interest in future technologies which will help improve  accessibility for all learners. My professional practice is academic research and writing fiction or material for stage and screen. However, I also enjoy working as a creative writing and Irish literature lecturer and tutor.

 

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