Welcome

Denise Blake is a poet and writer and she is also a freelance facilitator in schools and with groups of all ages. She lives in Co. Donegal. 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 Read More

One-to-one Mentoring Scheme – Irish Writers Centre

I am a professional member of the Irish Writers Centre and I am on their panel for poetry mentoring. I am available to work with beginning, emerging or advanced writers. “The Irish Writers Centre has developed a panel of Professional Members who are published and experienced authors or industry professionals acting as mentors to help Read More

Creative Writing Facilitator

https://twitter.com/DeniseMcGBlake Facebook Page ; https://www.facebook.com/deniseblakecom/ Reviews: Review from a primary school residency : The student’s ideas and their writing were given the same attention and they felt equally valued. The discussions and the stimulus provided at the beginning of every lesson provided context and vocabulary for children with limited life experiences and helped them participate Read More

Two poems : Lady Liberty and Fake News

Two topical poems : Lady Liberty poem & on soundcloud Fake News – a found poem & on soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/denise-blake-4 Soundcloud :https://soundcloud.com/denise-blake-4/lady-liberty-poem?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email Fake News : https://soundcloud.com/denise-blake-4/fake-news-a-found-poem?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email Read More

Christmas morning on RTE Radio 1

It was lovely to be part of the Sunday Miscellany Christmas show recorded at the National Concert Hall Radio Player : http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9_10664219_0__ http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/programmes/2016/1225/840300-sunday-miscellany-sunday-25-december-2016/?clipid=2361680 Read More

The Conwal singers & guests

Carols at Christmas with the Conwall Singers and conductor Karen Patton and guests: Donegal Chamber Orchestra, Denise Blake, Aisling Ní Fhionnáin & David Crawford Wednesday Dec. 14th @ 8:00 , Conwal Parish Church I am really looking forward to taking part in this event. It will be a lovely evening. With thanks to Karen Patton Read More

Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas

I’m really thrilled to have been asked by Aoife Nic Cormaic to write a Christmas piece and read it in the National Concert Hall for this Sunday Miscellany Live event. RTÉ Concert Orchestra Aoife Nic Cormaic, presenter Special Guests- writers, poets, singers and musicians Following on from the hugely successful collaboration between RTÉ Radio 1’s Read More

Gerard Beirne Workshop – Ramelton

Creative Writing Weekend From First Draft to Final Draft Facilitator : Gerard Beirne at Carn Lodge Ramelton 19/20th November A series of three workshops that will guide you through the process of writing fiction and poetry from first draft to final draft and show you how to prepare your finished work for submission to magazines, Read More

Poem – Blending – Sunday Miscellany

This poem, Blending, was broadcast on Sunday Miscellany on Nov. Blending I cut the bag open, take in the flavours. It has been a journey, from coffee wafting through our Ohio childhood; Mom and her friends’ laughter in the kitchen while we played out on the front porch. Our move home to Donegal and their Read More

Circus Days – poem on Sunday Miscellany 2/10/16

This poem, Circus Days, was broadcast on Sunday Miscellany with thanks to Aoife Nic Cormaic. It was a lovely show with New short essays by: Denise Blake, Maurice Cashell, Elaine Garvey, Michael O’Loughlin, John MacKenna, Mary O’Malley, Áine Ryan Poem: Circus Days You don’t have to run away to join, it comes to you around Read More

Poems, Songs & Stories- Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival

Sunday, October 9, 3.00pm, €5. The Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon Poems, Songs and Stories Elizabeth Reapy, Imelda Maguire, Anthony Glavin, Kate Dempsey, Rosie Carney and Sarah Cullen. Booking: 071 9851375 With thanks to the Sandhouse Hotel https://www.facebook.com/BlueStacksFestival/?fref=ts Read More

Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival Oct 7 & 8th

Inaugural Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival – Friday Oct. 7 & 8th Senator David Norris will visit Donegal to officially launch the inaugural Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival in Letterkenny next weekend. The festival opens on Friday 7th October with a pre-drinks meet and greet in the Regional Cultural Centre at 8pm, followed by the official opening Read More

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