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Article by ERMurray © 26 February 2011.
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Hi all…

I just wanted to say that I’m delighted to be joining the other fabulous bloggers on writing.ie – there is such a wealth of talent in Ireland, I’m looking forward to helping increase coverage – from up and coming writers to published authors.

This blog, The Front Row, will cover events from throughout Ireland – from open mic sessions, to book launches, to festivals; anything and everything that I get the chance to attend that included writing (so film, theatre and literature) will be reviewed on here. So, even if you can’t get to an event, hopefully you’ll be able to keep an eye on what’s going on and get a feel for the quality of the arts in Ireland.

Now, I have decamped from the bustle of Dublin city to the laid-back lifestyle of West Cork, but don’t worry – I’ll still be getting around and bringing you as much coverage as I can.

And of course, if you hear of anything that’s going on, please let me know! I’ll also be accepting guest posts for events that I can’t attend. If you’re interested, you can leave a comment below.

I’ll have an overview of events at the Cork Spring Literary Festival for you soon. Watch this space!

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Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her first book for young adults Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) was published June 2016. Her debut novel for children aged 10-12, The Book of Learning - Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children and the follow-up The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The final installment The Book of Revenge will be published in February 2018.

Elizabeth has poetry and short fiction published in journals across the UK and Ireland - including Ogham Stone, Southword, South Circular, Esc and 3am - and has been shortlisted in various competitions including TV3AM Short Story, Francis MacManus, and Aesthetica Creative Works. She has also performed in Ciudades Paralelas: Station - a live writing installation.

Hoping to encourage new writers, Elizabeth provides manuscript reports and online writing courses through Inkwell Writers and Big Smoke Writing Factory. She is a regular at literary festivals, and offers adult workshops on writing for children and young adults, as well as multiple events and workshops for children and teens.

You can connect with Elizabeth on Twitter @ERMurray, Facebook www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author or her blog www.ermurray.com