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

Sunday Miscellany Live – Oct 4th – Donegal Bay & Blue Stacks Festival

Sunday Miscellany Live – Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon Sunday Oct 4th @ 3:00 pm sharp – tickets are free but booking essential: 071 9851375 info@abbeycentre.ie Sponsored by The Sandhouse Hotel & Marine Spa, Rossnowlagh https://donegalgathering.files.wordpress.com/…/donegal-bay-… Read More

Video – “This is Donegal” read at launch of The Donegal Sport Hub

http://  With thanks to Geraldine Diver, freelance photographer, for this post. “An amazing poem about Donegal written and recited by Denise Blake which captured the attention of everyone in attendance at the Launch of the Donegal Sport Hub at T.Diver & Sons Hyundai” Posted by Geraldine Diver on Monday, September 21, 2015 “An amazing poem Read More

Creative Writing Workshops

A new 5 week series of writing workshops will begin on Thursday Sept. 24th. 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 they felt encouraged and challenged to write Read More

Letterkenny – I Remember / poem on Soundcloud

Letterkenny – I Remember A poem written for Letterkenny Memories night & Letterkenny Reunion Recorded on my phone   Read More

The Donegal Collection CD

The Donegal Collection features original music and poetry by poets, artists, singers and musicians from the county. All proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to the local hospice who provide palliative care to terminally ill people in County Donegal. The CD will be available directly from the Donegal Hospice and in outlets Read More

Towards Rathmullan – poem on The Donegal Collection

A Soundcloud link to The Donegal Collection – a wonderful mix of poetry and music. But buy the CD- all proceeds from the sale will go to the Donegal hospice. The CD will be available directly from the Donegal Hospice and in outlets – for further details see www.donegalhospice.ie Read More

NWW Writing Weekend

North West Words held a very successful weekend in Cafe Blend and Carn Lodge. With thanks to Damian Gallagher for his music on Friday and Saturday night. Friday night’s reading: Brian McGilloway and John MacKenna Saturday night’s reading:    Niamh Boyce, Moya Cannon, Deirdre McClay, Imelda Maguire, Deirdre Hines, Maureen Curran – poet & organiser, Clare Mcdonnell-Hodgson, Read More

NWW Writing 24-26th July Workshops

Bookings are now being taken for workshops on the third North West Words Writing Weekend. The workshops take place in Ramelton this year in the beautiful surroundings of Carn Lodge. You can see the workshop details below and or on our website www.northwwestwords.com Saturday 10:00-12:30 – Writing Memoir through Prose and Verse : John Mac Read More

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