Qualified English and History second level school teacher, 3 years experience in Irish and British second level education. Volunteer leader of Fighting Words workshops for teenagers.

Facilitator of creative writing workshops for beginning and improving writers in Ireland and Australia.

‘Start Your Novel’ professional workshop/lecture at Doolin Writers’ Weekend and Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet.

‘Self-editing Techniques’ professional workshop/lecture at Linenhall Arts Centre.

‘A Fiction Writing Life’ presentation for Write Now, Mayo Arts Council.

Seminars on writing, editing and developing a career to undergraduates and masters students of creative writing (University of Iowa’s Irish Summer School Writers, UCD, Queen’s, NUI Galway)

Tutor of online ‘Short Story’ workshops (in association with

Founded and led writing groups, within MA class, in Co. Clare and in Dublin – ‘Library Bar Writers’, including creative exercise and critique.

Working and collaborating with 8 different Dublin City libraries writers’ group as part of UNESCO Writer-in-Residence role.

Founded ‘The Creativity Project West’ to foster collaboration and networking opportunities between creative professionals in Connacht (September 2016).

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