2018.10.31 - "Gender Issues in my Work" in
Estudios Irelandeses: Journal of Irish Studies, Issue 13.2, p. 141-45. Available: https://doi.org/10.24162/EI2018-8649 2017.10.07 -
Not the Same Sky at Friends of the Library, Los Gatos 2017.10.06 - at the California launch of
The Glass Shore: 'Women Writers From The North of Ireland'; Whitney Gallery, Los Gatos 2017.09.25 - Spats, Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
Not the Same Sky read live over a week on RTÉ Radio 1 2017.05.25 - XVI International Aedei Conference (Spanish Association of Irish Studies) Logrono, Spain:
Fe/male Challenges in Irish Studies from the 19th to the 21st Centuries 2015.01 -
Post-script to Skin of Dreams 2014.10 & 12 - Articles in
Australia Verandah magazine, 2014.06 - A series of 6 essays for
Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland 2014.05 - Short story –
Two Gallants – in , a collection of 15 new stories each of which is a new take on James Joyce’s originals which were published a century ago this year. Edited by Thomas Morris, published by Dubliners 100 Tramp Press, Dublin. The Guardian Review commentary on this and on Evelyn Conlon’s . Two Gallants 2014.03 - Short Story –
The Name of It – in (Also in English Chinesische Transvestiten Und Andere Irische Stories – Chinese Transvestites and Other Short Stories), Vienna: Songdog Verlag, 2014. 2014.02 - Short story –
The Name of It – in , Ed. Maurice A. Lee, Charleston SC: CreateSpace, 2014. Unbraiding the Short Story 2013.05 -
Dear You / Caro, Cara – English and Italian translation of a short story about Violet Gibson, the woman who attempted to assassinate Mussolini. In Tratti – Da una province de’impero n. 93, Maggio 2013. Download this here. 2013.05/06 -
What’s That?, a series of 6 essays on public art written and broadcast for Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland 2013.08 Novel,
(published by Not the Same Sky Wakefield Press, Australia). 2013.10.23 - Rathmines Library, Dublin
2013.09.24 - Wollongong University, New South Wales
2013 09.20 - National Library, Canberra
2013.09.19 - Yass Library, New South Wales
2013.09.10 - Melbourne Irish Studies, Melbourne University
2013.08.30 - UTS University, Sydney
2013.08.28 - Aisling Society, Irish Consulate, Sydney
2013.08.24 - Launch of
Not the Same Skyl by Wakefield Press, at NSW Houses of Parliament, Sydney. 2013.08.25 - Famine Commemoration, Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney
2013.08.01 - Shamrock in the Bush Irish History symposium, Galong, New South Wales
2013.06.05 - Irish Writers' Centre with shortlisted James Plunket writers, June 5th.
2013.05.31 - Listowel Writers' Week
2013.05.11 - Kilrush Famine Commemoration
2012 - Reading at University of Vigo, Galicia.
2012 - Reading and workshop at University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia.
2012 - Reading at University of Forli, Italy.
2011.08.10 - Global Studies Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney,
2011.08 - Byron Bay Writers' Festival, Australia.
2010.11 - University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
2010.08 - Shamrock in the Bush, Galong, New South Wales.
2010.07 - Melbourne & Sydney Universities
2010.05 - Carlow College, USA summer programme in Ireland
2008 - City University New York
2005 - Visiting Writer to Jakarta International School
2007 - Reading at IASIL, Kobe and Waseda University, Tokyo.
2003 - University of Faenza, Italy.
Cúirt (Galway), Listowel Writers' Week, Scríobh (Sligo) - each several years 1999 - Visiting Writer to St. Thomas College, St. Paul. USA; Melbourne Writers' Week;
L'Imaginaire Irlandaise, France; Frankfurt Book Fair; Amsterdam and Berlin 'Book weeks'; readings in Edinburgh and Northern England. Reading at Hunter College, NY
1989 - Bowdoin College, Maine; NEU, Boston; Yale University
1987 - Kate O'Brien Weekend, Limerick
Selected Workshops (in Ireland and abroad)
2017 - Carlow College USA Creative Writing mentoring programme, Trinity College, Dublin
2016 - Carlow College USA Creative Writing mentoring programme, Trinity College, Dublin
2015 - Carlow College USA Creative Writing mentoring programme, Trinity College, Dublin
2014 - Carlow College USA Creative Writing mentoring programme, Trinity College, Dublin
2013.09 - School of Creative Writing, Wollongong University, New South Wales
2013-2011 - Carlow College USA Creative Writing mentoring programme, Sligo and Trinity College, Dublin.
2008, 2007 - Listowel Writers' Week
2011-08 - Byron Bay Writers' Festival, Australia
2008 - Washington State University workshop at
The Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin 2008 - Listowel Writers' Week
2007 - Listowel Writers' Week
2006 - Rathlin Island writers' week, Co. Antrim
2005 - Dingle Writers' Workshop
2002 - Iowa Writers' Workshop, visiting Queen's University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin; St. Thomas College, St. Paul. USA.
1996 - Bosnian Refugee writing project, Dublin
2016 - Writer in Residence at the
Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Leuven, Belgium 2013 -
Varuna Writers' Centre, Katoomba, New South Wales 2008 -
Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain, September. 2007 - Writer in Residence at University College Dublin.
2004 - Visiting International Writer, Schwandorf, Bavaria
- Residency at Mishkanot Sha'anamim, Jerusalem ; residency at Varuna Writers' Centre, Australia. 2001 - Visiting writer to St. Thomas College, St. Paul, USA
Writer in Residence Dublin City Libraries, during designated City of Culture Year. 1999
- Residency at Djerassi Foundation, California Other work and issues
2014 - Nominated for The
Laureate for Irish Fiction 2013 - 2009 - Commissioned essay series on RTÉ National radio show
Sunday Miscellany 2011
- Art for Al Muttenabi: visual art poster symposium at Dublin City Library. 2003 -
Skin of Dreams short listed for Irish Novel of the Year award. 1994 -
Taking Scarlet as a Real Colour, performed in Edinburgh Theatre Festival. 1986-1994 - Co-editor of
Graph Literary Review.