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

Reception for Prof. Campbell, Nobel Laureate

William Campbell, Nobel Laureate in Medicine, was given a wonderful reception in Ramelton Town Hall on Saturday, September 14th. Prof. Campbell took it all in his respectful, modest stride. Congratulations to everyone who made the night such a success. The hall was full on Saturday afternoon with people cleaning, setting out chairs, setting up the Read More

September Workshops

Creative Writing workshops from September 19th 6 Mondays – 7:30 – 9:30 – Carn Lodge, Ramelton For further information: denise@b4.ie , 087-6486079 or PM. The workshops will be held in a comfortable, safe environment by Denise Blake, a facilitator who is highly experienced in working with beginners as well as advanced writers of all ages. Read More

Arts in Education : Teacher/ Artist Partnership

Arts In Education : I had a wonderful week at this residential training course and I look forward to a residency in September as part of the Teacher/Artist initiative. With thanks to Jane O’Hanlon, Poetry Ireland, for nominating me. Teacher/ Artist Partnership as a model of CPD initiative under the Arts in Education Charter A Read More

Sunday Miscellany, RTE Radio 1, 10/07/16

Lovely to have my poem, Lemon Season, broadcast as part of this show: Sunday Miscellany Rte Radio 1 , July 10th listen back on RTE Radioplayer http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9%5F10594142%5F68%5F10%2D07%2D2016%5F In the Meadow by Grace Wells Postcards from a Hospital by Doireann Ní Ghríofa The Bookcase by Denis Sampson Four Stories Up a poem by Jane Clarke Rock Read More

This is Donegal – full poem on Soundcloud

This is Donegal – Soundcloud Link: The full poem first recorded on Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio1 https://soundcloud.com/denise-blake-4/sunday-miscellany21092014 Read More

Poetry on Wild Atlantic Way Passport

I’m delighted to have some lines of poetry in the new Wild Atlantic Way Passport . Beautiful Fáilte Ireland production with poetry from W.B.Yeats, Brian Merrian, Chuck Kruger and Adam Wyeth. Read More

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Springsteen and the Ties that Bind – Sunday Miscellany

My prose piece on : Sunday Miscellany May 22nd RTE Radio 1 Springsteen and the Ties That Bind by Denise Blake Real Player link: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/programmes/2016/0522/789846-sunday-miscellany-sunday-22-may-2016/?clipid=2185000#2185000 Sunday Miscellany New short essays: Going Back to the Blasket Island by Róisín Sheehy The Barrington Disconnect by Pat McLoughlin Swoop a poem by Paddy Moran Springsteen and the Ties Read More

Lone Swan at Ramelton

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Poem; Against Words- #TimetoTalk #TimetoListen

It is ‪#‎TimetoTalk‬ for mental health and it is ‪#‎TimetoListen‬ – Glib replies do not help Read More

Bealtaine Festival – May 13th

Conwal Singers & Friends: Denise Blake, Mind your Quavers and The Derg Valley Choir Song, poetry and music with The Conwal Singers and Friends L’kenny Regional Cultural Centre, 13 May 2016 8.15pm The Conwal Singers are pleased to present an evening of summer song, poetry and music as part of the Bealtaine Festival. We are Read More

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