Denise is registered with Poetry Ireland’s Writers in Schools Scheme. She is a professional member of the Irish Writers Centre and on their panel for one-to-one mentoring http://irishwriterscentre.ie/products/one-to-one-mentoring Workshop participants may consider themselves novices, or may have been writing for some time.  Her workshops offer an opportunity to write and share their work  in a Read More

INVOCATION- Revival Press, Limerick Writers Centre

Invocation – Denise Blake http://www.limerickwriterscentre.com/books/innovation/ At a time when life can often seem harsh and cynical, this book is an intelligent and uplifting celebration of love and connection; connection to family, to place, to other people and to the natural world. Family and home are central themes, and echoes from the past resonate into the Read More

Donegal Woman: INVOCATION Book launch

Family, friends and fans packed into Rockhill House Estate yesterday for the launch of Denise Blake’s newest poetry collection. Leading Donegal poet Denise Blake launched her third collection, Invocation, on Sunday with a celebration of words, music and the arts. Just as much of Invocation celebrates family and friendship, the event was a special occasion Read More

Book Launch: Invocation – Revival Press

Sunday 15th April @ 3:00 – Rockhill House Estate, Letterkenny Guests: The Conwal Singers Compere : Maureen Curran Launch by : Imelda Maguire & Traolach Ó Fionnáin, Arts Officer All Welcome Read More

Sunday Miscellany poem – Killary Wonder

Sunday 8/4/18 Real player link: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/#102778664 Advice, by Mary O’Malley; From Poldi to Killary, by Michael O’Loughlin; Work, a poem by Moya Cannon; New Boots, by Paul Rouse; Mass Cat, by Olive Travers; And Killary Wonder, a poem by Denise Blake. Music: April in Paris, sung by Billie Holliday; Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, by Read More

Mother Goddess – poem

Mother Goddess poem on Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/denise-blake-4/mother-goddess?in=denise-blake-4/sets/sunday-miscellany Read More

Sunday Miscellany Christmas Live 2017

It was wonderful to be part of this show from the National Concert Hall. Sunday Miscellany Live at the NCH with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on Dec. 12th Part 1 was broadcast on Dec. 17th. Part 2 on Christmas Day http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/ Part 1: New writing: The Tended Art of Christmas, by Mary O’Donnell; In Times Read More

Sunday Miscellany 15/10/17

I had a prose piece: Mobile Communications, and a poem: Rural Sounds broadcast on Sunday Miscellany this morning. With thanks to the producer, Sarah Binchy Listen back on RTE Radio Player http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9_10787035_0__ http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/#102630806 Read More

Community Arts Partnership – Poetry in Motion project

Poetry in Motion Schools Project I love being a part of this creative project and being given the opportunity to visit St. John’s Primary School, Derry. I had four workshops with a wonderful P6 class and look forward to seeing their work printed up and hearing their recordings. Jan Carson writes about the project on Read More

Donegal Bay & Bluestacks Festival

Poems, Songs and Stories : Sunday Oct 8th, Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon , 3:00 pm, €5 Alan McMonagle, Annemarie Ní Churréain, Gerard Beirne, Denise Blake, Lorraine Walls, Eddie Lynch With thanks to The Sand HouseHotel and Marine Spa, Rossnowlagh https://donegalgathering.files.wordpress.com/…/donegal-bay-… Read More

Creative Writing Workshops – Lifford Old Courthouse

Creative Writing Workshops- Lifford Old Courthouse I’ll be facilitating – Starts Oct. 5th : for 6 Thursdays : 7:00 – 9:00 :€30 “Book early to avoid disappointment. Call us on (00353) 74 9141733.” Lifford Old Courthouse https://www.facebook.com/liffordoldcourthouse/?ref=br_rs Read More

Culture Night Donegal , Friday Sept. 22nd

North West Words, Florence Food Co. Letterkenny 8:00 – 10:15pm https://culturenight.ie/event/north-west-words-florence-food-company/ https://donegalgathering.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/culture-night-brochure-2017-web.pdf Read More

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