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Godhead: The Trailer Revealed
Posted by KenMooney in The Members' Blog.

I resisted it for so long. Despite my claims to multimedia-ness, I’m a traditionalist at heart. Why would I use a video to promote the written word: that’s just crazy! ...continue reading

Crannóg magazine – issue 33 just published
Posted by Wordsonthestreet in The Members' Blog.

Issue 33 of Crannóg literary magazine has just been published. It contains short stories  and poems from 45 writers from Ireland and abroad. Crannóg has been running for eleven years ...continue reading

Potent Wizards Writing From Our Senses – a one-day workshop of creative writing
Posted by Shirley McClure in The Members' Blog.

Spend a sensory-infused day exploring the five senses & creating new pieces of writing with Shirely McClure, Winner of  Cork Literary Review’s Manuscript  Competition 2009, runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh ...continue reading

How far would you go to research a scene for your story?
Posted by Carolann Copland in The Members' Blog.

I find myself in a cell in a Garda station. The noise of that heavy door clanging closed with the follow on sounds of the upper and lower bolts is ...continue reading

Prizes and Screenings
Posted by Gemma@ThePoetryProject in The Members' Blog.

It was all meant to come to an end this week, but with more than 20,000 unique visitors in 118 different countries, we decided to extend the Poetry Project for ...continue reading

Posted by Anna O'Reilly in The Members' Blog.

I write a weekly blog on a variety of subjects.  Children feature, news stories that resonate, elicit a distinct response, dispatches from one front or another that I face into. ...continue reading

Summer Solstice to Supermoon Sale
Posted by Cd Brennan in The Members' Blog.

Summer Solstice to Supermoon Sale – WATERSHED for only .99 cents! From the longest day of sun to the closest moon of the year, get WATERSHED for only 99 cents ...continue reading

The Most Beautiful Story In The World Is Your Own
Posted by adrian millar in The Members' Blog.

I am standing in The Residence piano bar, overlooking St. Stephen’s Green, with chef and father Neven Maguire and a group of guests gathered for the launch of The First ...continue reading

Writing a scene when not fit to be seen!
Posted by Annmarie Miles in The Members' Blog.

I spotted a tweet the other day that made me do a double take of the whiplash variety. The word FREE will always do that to me 🙂 It was ...continue reading

What’s in a Name? Catherine Brophy
Posted by Catherine Brophy in The Members' Blog.

I was born on June the 19th   and what did my parents do?    They lumbered me with this selection of names.   Mary, Brigid, Juliana, Josephine, Patricia.   OUCH.   Think of the ...continue reading