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September workshop

Millrace Hotel, Bunclody, Co Wexford

September 19 & 20

Deadline for receipt of manuscripts: September 9

Tuition Euro 300

This workshop will focus on works-in-progress (short stories or excerpts of novels) submitted by participants. 98 more words


The Week in Books

It’s certainly been a hectic but exciting couple of months. I’ve been busy with work and my own writing and then there was the Hell on the Humber, a 12-hour endurance race that I had no intention of taking part in, but ended up running after one of the team dropped out. 281 more words

The Week In Books

Claire Keegan at Jasper's

Upstairs in Jasper’s was the venue for a Claire Keegan masterclass organised by Lightning Bug Press on Saturday 25th April. Jasper’s café sits perched in a nook on Beech Road off New Street around the corner from Boylesports and just below what we in Killarney call “Old Tesco”. 239 more words

Blog Post

Passport Soup

‘Passport Soup’ is a poignant short story by the brilliant Claire Keegan, about a man consumed with grief after his only child goes missing while she is in his care. 993 more words

A To Z 2015

Five lessons to bring to your second novel

I’m not going to go into all the mistakes I made and then had to spend untold hours fixing on my first novel. I have covered all that at length on this blog over the past year, probably best summed up in this post: … 834 more words

About Writing

Second person


I read a lot of John McGahern over the holidays, and also Claire Keegan’s ‘Walk the Blue Fields’. Both writers make use of the second person, and it really intrigued me – the POV is a fantastic way of really getting inside someone’s head. 1,636 more words


Foster by Claire Keegan (*10 years and over)

Title: Foster.

Author: Claire Keegan.

Year of Publication: 2010 (UK).

Publisher: Faber and Faber (UK).

Website: www.faber.co.uk/author/claire-keegan

Format: Available in paperback, and as an ebook. 153 more words

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