Today was my final session in Derry for the Writer’s residencies in Oakgrove College, Sacred Heart Primary School and St. Joseph’s College. The three groups; year 10, primary, and year 8 were so different that it made the workshops very interesting. It was wonderful to see all the worked typed up at the end and
Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools Scheme and the Island / Oileán programme. I had a lovely visit to Taobhoige National School for this project. The theme was Emigration & the Diaspora. I asked the 28 in the classroom if they knew anyone who was living away from Donegal. They all knew someone close to them.
I had a talk recently with Colin Dardis, Lagan Online about the work that I do when I visit a classroom. With thanks to Colin, Mary Fitzpatrick of the Verbal Arts Centre, Poetry Ireland, the teachers and students http://laganonline.co/verbal-brings-poetry-ireland-writers-in-schools-scheme-to-derry/ Verbal brings Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools scheme to Derry firstname.lastname@example.org 16/05/2017 0 Comments 2017 May
I’m very pleased to have six poems published in Numéro Cinq. My poems are in Uimhir a Cúig: the Irish lit feature of the magazine. With thanks to the editor, Douglas Glover http://numerocinqmagazine.com/ http://numerocinqmagazine.com/2017/05/13/uimhir-a-cuig-poems-denise-blake/
I have been asked to deliver workshops in three schools in Northern Ireland as part of the Verbal Arts Centre’s Writers in Schools festival : I am really enjoying my visits with Oakgrove College, Sacred Heart Primary School and St. Joseph’s Boys School. With thanks to Mary Fitzpatrick of V. Arts, Anna Bonner P.I. and
I just finished a very enjoyable residency with a lovely group of first year JCSP students in Mulroy College. It was wonderful to see their work all typed up and collected for the Make a Book project. Best wishes to the students and thank you to Karen Patton for all her support.
Amazing day in the Irish Writers Centre today – #WomenXBorders readathon of 80 women http://womenaloudni.com/events-outside-ni/ It was lovely to get the opportunity to read two poems with thanks to everyone involved in organising the event & with thanks to June Caldwell for the photo
Sunday Miscellany 26 February 2017 Radio Player link http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/#2413242 New short essays: Vincent Woods, Cyril Kelly,Butterfly House, a poem by Denise Blake, Catherine Foley, Frank Kavanagh, Mary O’Malley, Full Sail, another poem by Denise Blake Music: Scriabin’s Etude in F sharp minor, Opus 42, no. 3, ‘Mosquito’, played on piano by Valentina Lisitsa, It’s a
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
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
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
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