School Visit

Robertson NS, Ballintra I had a very special visit as part of Poetry Ireland’s Writers in Schools scheme. The children were wonderfully imaginative and the teachers were very friendly and supportive. It was a great day. with thanks to Poetry Ireland Read More

Glenveagh Castle – Music & Poetry

We had a very special evening at Glenveagh Castle as part of the Donegal Chamber Music Festival. With thanks to Donegal Camerata –   Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo , Claire Cunningham, Lucia Spacirova and Víctor Yélamo. The music was wonderful. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read there. I loved it all. Haydn’s The Seven Last Words Read More

Music and Poetry Donegal Chamber Music Festival

Sunday 31st May, 8pm. Music and Poetry Drawing Room, Glenveagh Castle – Admission: € 20 Bookings: 074 9120777. Bus leaving car park at 7.30pm Tea, Coffee and tray bakes afterwards. Donegal Camerata String Quartet with poet Denise Blake Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” Op. 51 with poems by Mark Bookings: Read More

Workshops for schools – Poetry Day Ireland

Poetry Day, May 7th – Yeats workshops for schools at Thoor, Ballylee,Co. Galway. I had a lovely day presenting workshops to two primary school groups. The students were wonderful and it was a very special event. With thanks to Anna Boner and Ayoma Bowe of Poetry Ireland, the students, teachers & parents and the Thoor Read More

Taking Double Rainbows for Granted – Why Donegal? FB

With thanks to Why Donegal? Facebook page : “We’ve been asking people Why Donegal? We’d love to hear your story! Poet Denise Blake shares hers here:” TAKING DOUBLE RAINBOWS FOR GRANTED Donegal and I are lifelong friends. I love her ways. Donegal will never be the cool kid but always the wild child who’s the Read More

Reading at Donegal Chamber Music Festival

Sunday 31st May, 8pm. Music and Poetry Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” Op. 51 with poems by Mark Strand Donegal Camerata String Quartet with poet Denise Blake… 2nd Donegal Chamber Music Festival at Glenveagh National Park Friday 29th May to Sunday 7th June 2015 Visit DonegalFriday 29th May, 8pm. Orchestral Opening concert Read More

Poetry Ireland Writers in the Schools Directory

Poetry Ireland has updated the Directory of Writers “The Writers in Schools scheme part-funds visits by writers and storytellers to primary and post-primary schools in the Republic of Ireland (funded by The Arts Council) and Northern Ireland (funded by Arts Council Northern Ireland).” Read More

Denise Blake Facebook page

With thanks to Joe Hunter for updating my blog, bringing the podcasts to soundcloud, setting up a fb page and for answering my every “how do I …” question with great patience. Joseph Hunter, Letterkenny – Freelance IT Consultant Denise Blake – Author  Read More

How to Spin Without Getting Dizzy

  How to Spin Without Getting Dizzy :                     Published by Summer Palace Press (2010-06-11) ISBN 10: 0956099599 / ISBN 13: 9780956099594  is available in;  Easons, Letterkenny ;  online at Kenny’s Bookshop, Galway; Summer Palace Press, Kilbeg , Kilcar, Co. Donegal  or contact me at ; ________________________________________ Read More

Creative Writing Workshop – Derry Central Library

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Sunday Miscellany 18/01/15

I recorded a new memoir piece and three poems for Sunday Miscellany at RTE on the 15th.  This is the link that includes my piece “Tayto Crisps and Maple Syrup”. With thanks to Aoife Nic Cormaic, producer.                 If you missed it : Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio Player!rii=9%3A10363929%3A68%3A18%2D01%2D2015%3A Read More

Racontour Donegal App – North West Words

Racontour Donegal App Eamonn Bonner, Pauline Sugrue, Denise Blake, Maureen Curran  at Cafe Blend interview and review on : Read More

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