Over the next month or so, I have a second major blog focus. As well as Green Fingered Writer, I will be blogging for Ireland’s longest-running literary festival, Writers Week, over on their official website.
Once again, I’m lucky enough to be heading to Listowel, County Cork, at the beginning of June for a week of literary goodness. With writers such as Patrick deWitt, Simon Armitage, Sarah Webb, Belinda McKeon, Germaine Greer and Oisin McGann, you can expect an amazing festival, packed with discussions, interviews, workshops and big literary prizes, as well as an amazing children’s event staged in Fossett’s Big Top.
Before the festival, I’ll be chatting about all-things Writers Week and Listowel; I’ve some excellent interviews lined up (including Patrick deWitt, Carlo Gebler, Sinead Gleeson and Paul Durcan) and there’ll also be plenty of guest posts from the attending writers.
Already live on the Writers Week blog is an overview of what to expect, an excellent piece by Roisin Meaney on what it means to be a writer and a post by Sarah Webb on why she loves writing festivals. There’s also all of last year’s archived content too, in case you missed the festival or you’d like a taster of what’s to come. I’ll post short reminders/updates on here about the Writers Week blog until the festival finishes, but will keep these to a minimum to prevent your inboxes from being spammed.
And while I’m at it, don’t forget; I also have the From the Front Row blog over on writing.ie which is updated with reportage from events throughout Ireland. As I now live rurally, my own contribution has been less frequent, but there are a host of excellent bloggers keeping it ticking over with details of what’s been going on in the literary world – so do stop by if you get chance.
Thanks for your continued support, everyone.