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Writing Courses ONLINE from Western Writers’ Centre
Posted by Westernwriters in The Members' Blog.

Galway’s Western Writers’ Centre – Ionad Scríbhneoirí Chaitlín Maude – is offering online writing courses on Poetry and on Prose. The 8-segment courses cover all aspects of writing and improving ...continue reading

Banksy and Kovac in One Day
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

Walton’s it wasn’t. But a sort of spontaneous welcome dinner happened for Dr Kovac, who, now that I’ve spent more than five minutes with him isn’t at all like the ...continue reading

Writing Group (N.Ireland)
Posted by Ciara Cassidy in The Members' Blog.

Another writer and blogger  in N.Ireland, contacted me and raised the idea of setting up an online writing group in N.Ireland. As we write for women and it’s sometimes recommended ...continue reading

Select or Delete?
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

I arrive to the deafening barks of my friend’s new Belle, the beautiful black basset hound. Clarice peals as I enter, ‘it goes on for three weeks!’ I look down ...continue reading

Simon Cowell Need Not Apply
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

I’d hate to be a judge on the X Factor. Telling someone to their face, in public, in front of millions of viewers, why they just won’t work out, takes ...continue reading

The best type of news…No. 5 on the Bestseller List!
Posted by Margaret Scott in The Members' Blog.

Its been a long road but today I finally feel like I’ve arrived… After a whirlwind week of book launches and signings, on Wednesday I got the news from my ...continue reading

Wet Wet Wet (more from a Dublin Landlady)
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

It’s raining all around, every day, every night, I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes. But thanks to the late Reg Presley, Love is all ...continue reading

Summoning the Spring
Posted by Gemma@ThePoetryProject in The Members' Blog.

I have often wondered, particularly in the darkest wintery days: you know the ones, when Christmas has long gone, the resolutions are broken, and the grey skies relentless; just how ...continue reading

Mothers and Daughters (Diary of a Dublin Landlady)
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

That title could fill a book, I’m sure it has filled several libraries of books. As an only girl and the eldest of my generation of siblings and cousins, everything ...continue reading

Brian Keenan and The Life of Pi
Posted by Colette Ni Reamonn Ioannidou in The Members' Blog.

Last summer a neighbour, who is an absolute bookworm and whose husband adores going to charity bazaars and collecting armloads of secondhand books, asked if I had read the Life ...continue reading