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Write the Silence/Right the Wrong: The Four Freedom Publishing Story
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

Prologue: It was just as the sun was setting on the second of three days with no electricity, no internet and no food when I realized that life was presenting ...continue reading

New Courses for Autumn!
Posted by Big Smoke Writing Factory in The Members' Blog.

We’re settling into our new home in 1 Coppinger Row (just across from the Powerscourt Centre) and to celebrate we have a whole new course list ready to go! Our ...continue reading

Authors speak about Ireland Writing Retreat – see what they say
Posted by irelandwritingretreat in The Members' Blog.

‘Ireland Writing Retreat (http://www.irelandwritingretreat.com/),’ the only international creative writing course on the famous ‘Wild Atlantic Way,’ has a brand new website. We invite you to have a look at it. ...continue reading

On Bookselling Conversations for Tangible magazine
Posted by Chris Mills in The Members' Blog.

As I have probably mentioned before, I have been bookselling on and off for several (many, even) years and have accumulated a few tales about odd customers and incidents. Recently ...continue reading

For Freedom: A Human Rights Reader 1948-2015
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

I began this book when I first moved to Ireland, nearly three years ago. My intent was to provide a readable and honest overview of the major movements within the ...continue reading

New home for creative writing courses!
Posted by Big Smoke Writing Factory in The Members' Blog.

We’re delighted to announce our new home at 1 Coppinger Row, between South William St and Clarendon St. It’s a lovely space and leaves us much closer to a Luas ...continue reading

The Shakespeare Audition by Laura Wayth
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

Laura Wayth (Applause Theatre and Cinema Books 2015, Trade Paperback ) 128 pages, cover price n/a Call me thick, but I’ve never really understood why other actors quake, break out ...continue reading

Steve Toltz, author Quicksand, former Man Booker Prize shortlisted author
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

Steve Toltz, author of the new novel Quicksand joins us in a remarkably revealing conversation about the inner life of a writer. Toltz speaks openly about his ambivalence when his ...continue reading

Reading JB Priestley’s ‘Delight’
Posted by Chris Mills in The Members' Blog.

I have recently been reading collections of essays that have lurked on my TBR Pile for quite some time. The latest volume to come under scrutiny is a collection of ...continue reading

Long Haired Star Extract by Ciara Scanlan
Posted by ciara scanlan in The Members' Blog.

2pm Rope is my friend. It has always been there for me when I need it. The texture of Rope runs through each crevasse of the fingers. The sensation in ...continue reading