What happened to the Brontë Poetry collection?

The Fate of the Brontë sisters’ poetry collection and the emergence of the Brontë novels. Equipped with the poems of Emily, Anne and her own and having decided on the pseudonyms Acton, Ellis and Currer Bell, Charlotte set about getting them published. The initial correspondence with publishers sees Charlotte acting as agent for the BellsContinue reading “What happened to the Brontë Poetry collection?”

June Fest, Newbridge, Literary event ‘Creative Fusions’

If you are from Newbridge or County Kildare, you will probably have heard of the annual cultural festival, June Fest. Part of that festival is a literary event where local writers come together to share their work.I have the honour, yet again, of organising the night this year. It will take place on June 9thContinue reading “June Fest, Newbridge, Literary event ‘Creative Fusions’”

2015 – RTE Guide / Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition Winner

My story “Beautiful things in his head” won the 2015  RTE Guide / Penguin Ireland short story competition. The story was published in the RTE Guide of August 17th 2015. I was previously shortlisted in 2014 and long listed in 2013. Here’s the story if you’d like to have a read. Beautiful things in hisContinue reading “2015 – RTE Guide / Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition Winner”