Monthly update

Hi everyone, Autumn is here, the fire is blazing every night, and I have some good news to share with you in the monthly update for September. PRIZE DRAW WINNERS We had so many parts of our lives put on hold during the pandemic that this year, I think we all deserve as many lift-me-ups… Continue reading Monthly update

Hi everyone, Autumn is here, the fire is blazing every night, and I have some good news to share with you in the monthly update for September. PRIZE DRAW WINNERS We had so many parts of our lives put on hold during the pandemic that this year, I think we all deserve as many lift-me-ups…… Continue reading Monthly update

Clíodhna’s call: my awe and grá for the ocean.

Which came first, the picture or the poem? In this case, it was the painting. I painted this a few years ago, and wrote ‘Clíodhna’s Call’ in 2019. CLÍODHNA’S CALL Through crunch of shingle and bubble of foam You know the sound of my breathing I am liquid stillness and roaring waves Soothing and scary…… Continue reading Clíodhna’s call: my awe and grá for the ocean.

A poem for the poets. Listowel Writer’s Week 2022.

Writer’s Week was fun, and today was the last day, so misty grey weather could not deter me from cycling into town for an open mic. I did not realise it was a competition (I avoid them), but the rain was pelting down at that stage, and sure what else would you be doing on…… Continue reading A poem for the poets. Listowel Writer’s Week 2022.

Shoes and starlings

A short story by Kathryn Crowley. Photo by Ben Sharples Shoes and starlings A roar emerged from Sabirah's throat as she hurled a shoe through the air with all of her might.  She had stood up too quickly and a dizzying rush to the head made her unsteady, so she reached out with one hand… Continue reading Shoes and starlings

A short story by Kathryn Crowley. Photo by Ben Sharples Shoes and starlings A roar emerged from Sabirah’s throat as she hurled a shoe through the air with all of her might.  She had stood up too quickly and a dizzying rush to the head made her unsteady, so she reached out with one hand…… Continue reading Shoes and starlings

Joy

This drawing was bought by a customer in Germany. It is called ‘Joy’, and that is what I am feeling this week after a lovely suprise: I am being commissioned to produce a piece of writing by a UK cultural organisation. Being paid to write is always good of course, but the fact that I’ve…… Continue reading Joy