Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Public Readings in Maynooth Uni: 26 October

Next Wednesday, October 26th @ 6pm myself - as Screenwriter in Residence - and Joanna Walsh - as Writer in Residence - are reading from our work at a public event in the Seminar Room in the Iontas building of Maynooth University

I'll be reading from ongoing work for only the second time in my life! Normally as the screenwriter, you get to hide behind actors but not this time! Thrilled, excited, possibly won't be nervous until the day! 

This is the official introduction by the Department of English of our residencies, posts jointly funded by Maynooth Uni and Kildare Co. Council Library & Arts Service. It's a wonderful opportunity to be both part of the university and the larger community and I feel chuffed and humbled to have been chosen.

I started workshops on campus two weeks ago. Great students, some great ideas and energies in the room. I'm looking forward to getting to know them and their work better in the weeks to come. It so enjoyable to be part of the University! I can already feel that the time will go too quickly! 

I will be organising a number of public evening events during my Residency. The first is on Nov 16th from 6-8pm. Three great speakers and doers lined up on the subject and reality of writing narrative for games and interactive fiction. Keep the date free!!


It was such a blast reading from my work - first time ever! Especially after showing my brand new showreel, made for me by Donogh MacCarthy Morrogh of StormLight Productions. To show snippets of film/TV, theatre and animation but then to read from two books.... it was an absolute buzz!!! Can't wait to read again.
Joanna Walsh read from her collection Vertigo, a powerful story of depth and subtlety. I was glad I'd got up there first!
Oona Frawley, Head of the English Dept and author of Flight introducing us

Joanna Walsh reading from her collection, Vertigo.

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