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Remembering Gordon
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

That Herculean effort to get the ‘garden’ all pristine and chic for #Summer, as it will be the location of my summer holidays for the most part, had me right ...continue reading

A Breton Weekend
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

It was too good to be true, I was sent on a trip to Brittany to write about a food festival and a yacht race at the end of June. ...continue reading

Doing What Comes Naturally. Dorris Lessing knows.
Posted by Anna O'Reilly in The Members' Blog.

In the cool of the evening I finish off Doris Lessing’s book  ” The Sweetest Dream” .  The ending blows me away. She wrote this book in 2001, and I, ...continue reading

Druids and Dail Debates
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

I drove back to Dublin from the midlands on Wednesday thinking I’d never been as hot at mid-day in Italy. Having *filed my copy* to the Indo (so love saying ...continue reading

Get those pesky ancestors off my back
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

It’s true what those gazillionaire writers like Stephen King and Jeffrey Archer say, you MUST write every day. It’s almost two weeks since I’ve written about Dublinlandlady and I’m already ...continue reading

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