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From Susan Sontag, superb observations on writing…

“A writer is someone who pays attention to the world — a writer is a professional observer.” – Susan Sontag https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/02/10/the-project-of-literature-susan-sontag-92y/ I would go as far as to say that no book is worth reading if it isn’t worth reading … Continue reading

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Kintsugi

From the review of Fracture by Andres Neuman by Ian Sansom in the Guardian Review, Saturday 4 July 2020 — a much-needed idea for our broken times: Fracture returns several times to describe the practice of kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions from Front-Line Workers & Families; “Fighting Words: A Snapshot” published in Irish Times

The national Fighting Words organisers are seeking stories, articles and poems from Irish front-line workers and their families — see https://www.fightingwords.ie/news/new-call-submissions-one-time My article “Fighting Words: A Snapshot” has been published in the Irish Times on-line edition — see https://www.irishtimes.com/fighting-words-a-snapshot-1.4273838  

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Radio Interviews with Monica Corish

On Ocean FM’s Arts North West programme on Thursday, June 4 at 9:30 PM (repeat Sunday, June 7 at 8 PM), Glens Centre Director Brendan Murray will interview Monica Corish about the Poetry and Story / Landscape and Myth broadcasts … Continue reading

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On-Line Broadcast, June 2020 – Poetry & Story, Landscape & Myth – Hosted by Monica Corish

Writers and musicians from the 2019-2020 workshops at Manorhamilton’s Glens Centre will read their work in four on-line broadcasts in June: Friday, 8 PM on June 5, 12, 19 and 26  on the Glens Centre YouTube channel,  www.youtube.com/channel/UC1nSAQVlxdV9AyrIM_xh5-w Featuring poems, stories … Continue reading

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Ovid on Covid

“Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” / Dolor hic tibi proderit olim — from ThoughtCo

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Unforgettable Broadcast of Poetry and Science on 25 April 2020

The (Virtual) Universe in Verse will be broadcast on-line on Saturday, April 25 at 21:30 GMT. The programme will include readings of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich, Pablo Neruda, June Jordan, Mary Oliver, Audre Lorde, Wendell Berry, Hafiz, Rachel … Continue reading

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Writing Prompts from the Cocoon – March 31

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For the duration of the duration, I will be posting occasional writing prompts in my blog, on Facebook and on Twitter. First up – given that we are all now hyper-aware of how we stand…

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“The Air is Alive with Fear and Care” @AllinghamArts #CreativityAgainstCorona

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? The Air is Alive with Fear and Care When people greet in South Sudan, they hold hands for many minutes – half an hour if the warmth is strong, the bond of kin…

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“…strange indeed that illness has not taken its place…among the prime themes of literature.”

On St Patrick’s Day 2020, as a highly-contagious influenza virus shows us just how fragile our personal constitutions, health care systems and governments are, it’s worth taking another look at Virginia Woolf’s essay “On Being Ill.” It begins: “Considering how … Continue reading

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