Denise Blake’s third collection of poetry, Invocation, has been published by Revival Press, Limerick Writers’ Centre. http://www.limerickwriterscentre.com/books/invocation/
Her first two books, Take a Deep Breath, How to Sing Without Getting Dizzy, are published by Summer Palace Press. She is a regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany, RTE Radio 1.

Denise’s poem ‘And They All Lived Happily’ was chosen as a Truth poem as part of the campaign for #PoetryDayIrl May 2nd 2019.
Denise Blake is a creative writing facilitator who works in schools and with adult groups. Denise is registered with Poetry Ireland’s Writers in Schools Scheme. CAP Poetry in Motion, Northern Ireland, Pushkin Trust, and  TAP Teachers & Artists in Education.

for further information;   denisemcgblake@gmail.com

Denise was Virtual Artist in Residence Jan ‘21 for the Regional Culture Centre, Letterkenny.

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;   denisemcgblake@gmail.com

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