• Books:
  • Beneath The Ice,
  • Snakeskin Stilettos,
  • The Horse's Nest,
  • Miracle Fruit,
  • Selected Poems,
  • The Goose Tree

About Me

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Poet, creative writing facilitator, editor. Experienced mentor for those working towards a first collection. My publishers are Lagan Press, Belfast and Liberties Press, Dublin who published my Selected Poems in 2012 and my new collection, The Goose Tree in June 2014

Monday, 29 August 2011

The Return of the Literary Salon!

Workshop in Enniskillen

I'm heading down to Enniskillen on Saturday 3rd September to do a full day workshop with the local writers' group. The venue is the Westville Hotel. It is also open to non members, so if you would like to come along or know anyone in the area who might be interested, the contact for booking is Dianne Trimble

The workshop will have 3 sessions, one on short story writing, one on publishing and one concentrating on poetry.
All welcome!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Tiny poem

I've been trying to make the most of a few weeks off work to get some writing done. Managed to start a number of poems, most of them not finished yet - but I think this one is!

Little Daisies
Juice from daisy leaves and roots
given to little dogs in milk,
keepeth them from growing great.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Castlereagh Reading

A reading with a bit of a difference coming up on Monday 15th August in Castlereagh. Deirdre Cartmill, Maureen Boyle and myself are going to be reading some poems, but also talking about where they came from and the process of writing them. Getting some discussion going with the audience and answering their questions. Come along and join in.