Welcome to my site! If you are thinking of starting a hobby or an exciting career in creative writing, you will find lots of information here. I provide several courses and programs to hundreds of writers annually from all over the world. Check out what they think of the services. As you will quickly see, I am very committed to providing excellence in teaching, creative writing workshops and editorial support at the very highest level available to you. I greatly look forward to working with you on your writing journey. Please check out the courses on offer and especially my exciting new Superflex option which allows you to create your own writing course for a monthly subscription. I also provide a live writing group each morning you can join here. Several other exciting opportunities for writers (and readers) are coming in 2022. Don’t forget, I also provide a wide range of literature courses in my specialism of 20th/21st century Irish literature which focusses on some of the finest Irish writers and their novels, poems and short stories. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your writing & literature needs. Looking forward to meeting you soon.
My second novel The Mackon Country was published in 2021 by Penniless Press. This followed my debut novel Delia Meade (2020) and my collection of stories, The Rainy Day (2018). 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 many 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 at national and international academic conferences and my recent scholarship has been published in the peer-reviewed journals New Hibernia Review, Estudios Irlandeses, Liverpool Postgraduate Journal of Irish Studies and the Journal of Franco-Irish Studies.
My work investigates 20th/21st century Irish Literature at the intersection of Narratology. 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 was recently invited to join the panel of manuscript evaluators with the Arts Council of Ireland. 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. Get in touch here