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 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 safe, comfortable environment and in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Previous participants said they felt encouraged and challenged to write creatively, and have continued with their work after the end of their course. for further information; firstname.lastname@example.org
Garden Room Writers: gardenroomwritersdonegal.blogspot.ie
Review from a primary school visit : 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 fully in lesson. Also Denise created an atmosphere where all felt safe to share what they had written. Students became more engaged and creative. M G
Workshop review: ‘I’ve attended a number of workshops facilitated Denise Blake, and they have been highly enjoyable, informative and motivating for me as a writer. She has a knowledgeable and empathetic approach which combines good writing process and practice with both fun and passion for the craft of writing.’ D McC