Current Projects

Festivals, Residencies, Visits and Conferences

As it is for all of us, my work has been completely different since March 2020. I am recording stories and telling stories live via the internet. Most of this work is commissioned by schools and public libraries, or through Poetry Ireland’s Writers-in-Schools scheme, or via Authors Aloud (please contact me by email for further information).

Recorded stories are specially commissioned and usually on the internet for only a short time, and for registered audiences. Similarly, the online live storytelling events and creative writing workshops are developed by requests from schools, libraries, arts centres, festivals or storytelling event organises. These organisers broadcast the live storytelling through the internet to selected groups, such as a class or year group in a school, children registered for an online event through their library, or adult listeners invited to participate in a storytelling night or festival event.

Some online events that will be available to the public:

  • October Plenty, with the Lion’s part Theatre Company, 19-25 October 2020– For many years I’ve told stories for the Lion’s part Theatre Company’s festivals, October Plenty and12th Night. Because of the pandemic, this year the company has put October Plenty online. Lots of events, so anyone can join in from any part of the world. Information on and


  • 12th Night, with the Lion’s Part, 5 January 2020 (More information to follow)


  • ELSA Conference 2020, Paris. English Language Schools Conference, 13 March 2020
    This is now a virtual, on-line conference. For more information contact me by email or go to


  • International Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy (with IBBY Ireland and Children’s Books Ireland)–April 2020 (More information to follow)


  • Folklore Society Conference and AGM (awaiting confirmation of date and venue) (More information to follow)


  • IBBY Congress 2019/2020 (with IBBY Ireland) Moscow, September 2020 (More information to follow)

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