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

Creative Writing Workshops in Ramelton

Creative Writing workshops from April 12th 6 Tuesdays – 7:30 – 9:30 – Carn Lodge, Ramelton For further information: denise@donegal.net , 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

Rodin’s Thinker – Sunday Miscellany

3 /01/16    Sunday Miscellany Rte Radio 1 – I had a piece about Rodin’s Thinker broadcast this morning and I loved the music with the piece:‘ S Wonderful’ by Gershwin played by Stéphane Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin on violin. With thanks to Aoife Nic Cormaic , producer Lovely show – listen back on Radio Read More

After the Shortest Day – poem

AFTER THE SHORTEST DAY –  broadcast on Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio 1 27/12/15- After the Shortest Day As Venus appears with a crescent moon, look upwards, breathe in the wonder. You will see them watching over us through the darkest of nights. Pivot until you see the three bright stars resting on the swath of Read More

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany , RTE Radio 1 I have a poem recorded that will be broadcast on Sunday morning Dec 27th and a piece about Rodin’s Thinker for Jan 3rd. With thanks to the producer, Aoife Nic Cormaic. Read More

Donegal Education Centre- courses for teachers

Co. Donegal Education Centre, Donegal Town – Courses for teachers Teaching Creative Writing I’ve been asked to discuss my methods for facilitating Creative Writing in the classroom. http://www.donegaledcentre.ie/…/Teaching%20Creative%20Writi… Teaching Creative Writing Flyer Read More

Writing from Memories – Allingham Festival Workshop

The Allingham Festival, Ballyshannon Saturday morning 11:30 ,Dorrian’s Hotel “Turning Memories into Writing “Write what you know” is advice often given to writers. What better place to begin than with your memories? Throughout this relaxed and enjoyable workshop Denise Blake will use prompts to trigger memories that may become poems. You will be surprised at Read More

RTÉ Radio Player – Oct 25th

Listen back to Sunday Miscellany from Ballyshannon: http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A10481813%3A68%3A25%2D10%2D2015%3A Podcast – http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A20870247%3A68%3A25%2D10%2D2015%3A The written contributions were: – What Emily Wore By Nuala Ní Chonchúir The Ballyshannon Born Bluesman by Dave McHugh An Culaith Úr a poem by Colette Ní Ghallchóir In Times of Boybands by Denise Blake From Glenties to Fall River by Frank Galligan Music: ‘The Read More

Sunday Miscellany from Ballyshannon – RTE Radio 1 , Oct 25th & Nov 1

Sunday Miscellany recorded from Donegal Bay & Bluestacks Festival will be broadcast Oct 25th and Nov. 1 , RTE Radio 1 at 9:10 – 10:00 am Mary O’Donnell, The Henry Girls, Little John Nee, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Frank Galligan,                  Aidan O’Donnell, Danny Meehan, Denise Blake, Olive Travers, Read More

Writing workshops – November

A new series of writing workshops on Monday nights: 5 Mondays from Nov 2nd, 7:30 – 9:30 , Carn Lodge Ramelton 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. Previous participants said Read More

Allingham Festival

I’ll be facilitating a poetry workshop on Saturday Nov 7th as part of the Allingham Festival: http://www.allinghamfestival.com/poetry-fiction/2015/11/7/poetry-workshop-with-denise-blake The Allingham Festival is a creative arts & literary event based in Ballyshannon in the northwest of Ireland from Thurs 5th to Sun 8th November 2015. The Festival aims to inspire creativity and engage enterprise locally, regionally, nationally and Read More

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