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I am a writer based in Dublin. Stories of mine have been published in The Stinging Fly, New Planet Cabaret, The Wild Word Magazine, Penduline Press (U.S)and Carve Magazine (U.S). My flash fiction has been broadcast on RTE Radio One and my story An Errant Light was short-listed for the Fish Short Story competition, 2013.

I am writing an historical novel about a girl who survives famine only to find herself accused of a crime by the rich farmer who had taken her in when she had nothing left. Is she guilty; or is she protecting her true love? As Irish society and its ancient customs and beliefs collapse around her, she has to use her wits to survive while bearing witness to her dead.

Since 2010 I have collaborated with a group of artists on a series of projects – Edges & Margins I and IIwhich combined narrative, film, visual art and music to explore issues around urban space, identity, and expression. [Edges & Margins II pictured below].

I have also written work in response to live art performances in Dublin specifically Live Stock events, a platform that supports and promotes experimental performance-based work. I love street photography and use Instagram to capture my daily journeys on Dublin’s streets.

Edges & Margins II_Writing Exhibited

Edges & Margins II: Text as Response and Display

Squares, Blues, Lines. #Dublin2

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Published Fiction 

May DayThe Wild Word Magazine, March 2016.

Heterotopias, Colony Literary Magazine, an Irish journal of experimental writing. 2014.

Numinosity on Talbot Street, New Planet Cabaret, New Island Books, Nov, 2013. Commissioned pieces by emerging Irish writing talent.

Eyes in the Walls, Penduline Press (USA), June 2013.

Flâneuse, The Stinging Fly, Summer 2012.

A Sin to Tell the Naked Truth, The Stinging Fly Spring, 2012.

Shadows in a Glass, The Stinging Fly Summer, 2010.

The Shape of Things, anthologised in Best of Carve Magazine Volume 3, 2002, USA.

Responses to Live Art in Dublin

The Assistants, in:Action Live Art Review, Feb 2016.

Spaces of Transformation, Livestock at DLAF 2014.

Broadcast Radio

Arena, RTE Radio 1: Runner up on RTE Radio One’s Arena Flash Fiction Challenge with my story ‘On Evil, and Smiling Bess‘, May 2012. Tx 19 June 19, 2012 and read by Leona Lee Cully.

Guest Blog

A Most Shameful Inspiration, The Stinging Fly, Dublin



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