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Anne Bennett Brosnan

I'm a language teacher, French and Italian , and have recently found the courage to call myself a writer too. I've been writing since Santa bought me a toy typewriter at six. For the moment, I'm at home with three young boys trying to civilize them and nobody has given me a medal... yet. We all live on a busy dairy farm in North Kerry. I steal moments to write....

Anne Dooley

The idea that I want to be a writer is completely at odds with the teenage girl that went to secondary school many years ago. The weekend English essay was always put on the long finger and eventually and unwillingly I struggled with it late on a Sunday evening, producing some half-baked and lack lustre attempt. As I grew older my character evolved and I underwent a period of deep...

Antoinette Fennell

Antoinette Fennell writes stories for children. She was always very curious and was a bit of a swat in school. So, naturally, she became a Scientist (a Zoologist to be precise). Her PhD in Animal Behaviour comes in handy as she loves to people-watch and obsesses over why people say and do what they say and do. She is now an advisor on design for people with disabilities and older...

Austin Donnelly

I am an Irish vet - qualifying in UCD Dublin 10 years ago. I am Originally from County Armagh but mostly call county Wicklow home these days. Over the decade I have worked in a variety of vet roles - from rural Ireland to the big cities of Australia and New Zealand. I wanted to be a vet from a very young age and I am passionate about my work....

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Berni Dwan

My first poetry collection Frankly, Baby, published by Lapwing Press, is available on lapwing.ie and Dublin City Library. The second series of my show The A to Z of Historical Blunders will resume on Near FM 90.3 on Tuesday, January 22nd at 6 o'clock. Podcasts from series one can be accessed from www.oldfilibuster.com. I performed my spoken word gig; Unrhymed Dublin at Scene and Heard Festival in Smock Alley on...

Bob Brussack

Bob Brussack has retired after a career teaching law at the University of Georgia in Athens in America. He divides his time now between Athens and the south coast of Ireland, where he resides at the moment. He's written all his life, mostly in law and politics, but has turned more recently to poetry and has decided to submit regularly to the poetry journals. His interests also include travel, photography,...

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Brian Lowe

Bridie Breen

I am an Athlone born poet,matured in Manchester UK as a Mental Health Nurse. Now semi retired ,there is some time for scribing and fun. I have written since childhood. My interest is primarily poetry but I enjoy writing short stories, scripts,monologues and performance poetry in open mic sessions locally. A member of Poetry in the Park Athlone and Manchester Irish writers,I love the collaboration with writers of all genres....

C.M Behan

Having harboured an idea for more than 10 years, finally, I have decided to put pen to paper. Fledgling writer, quality engineer working in industry, living in Limerick. Slowly learning to embrace and build the world I have carried around as an idea for the past 10 years.

Carina McNally

I do lots of things writing related; here's a snapshot! • NUJ member; As a freelance journalist I write features and news for the Southern Star Newspaper and the Irish Examiner and am a regular contributor to Books Ireland Magazine. I am a professional book reviewer and work for the Irish Examiner Newspaper and Books Ireland Magazine. • Broadcast short story writer; I was a commissioned writer of children’s short...