Saturday, November 16, 2013


View from my room at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre

 The photo is my view from my room at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, I was kindly granted a residency there by Kildare Arts Office. That week meant an awful lot to me, a good friend and relative died recently, and I spent the time writing poems for him. It gave me the space I really needed, and as usual at I met some amazing and kind people. 

I'm off to Dublin today to read with some great writers, Janet Cameron and Gavin Corbett. We'll be in the Irish Writers Centre at 4pm. Everyone is welcome to come along. The event is part of the Dublin Book Festival.

Later tonight you can hear me live on radio, if you dare :) I'll be interviewed on Radio by Anita White.  Anita's an inspiration, and old friend of mine. She owns the magnificent online beauty resource Dolled .We'll be on at 10pm, taking requests, gabbing and having some fun.


Old Kitty said...

What a view!!

I'm sorry about the loss of your friend - deepest sympathies.

Hope you had fun with the radio show!! Yay! Take care

Jan Morrison said...

What a lovely photo and post. Retreats are a necessary writer's tool I believe. I'm somewhat thinking of my time here in the wilds of Labrador (which would be ALL of it) as a massive retreat. I'm kind of jonesing for a real job right now but perhaps if I just buckle down and go deeper I will appreciate what I have - silence, beauty and no earthly distractions (other than the internet - gah!) Hope you are doing well and I still hope you get some press about your wonderful book over here in the new world!

Louise said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, but glad you had a good place to be and poems to create.

Words A Day said...

Old Kitty
Thankyou, and we did, too mcuh fun perhaps:)

I hope you enjoy that silence and beauty while you have it Jan, yes fingers crossed it makes its way to readers in the new world :)

Thanks Lousie, it was a really good place :)