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Published: 2245 days ago

DWF is looking for YOU!

DWF is coming to town and is looking for you. What does DWF stand for? DWF doesn’t stand for Dream Wrestling Forum although the idea would be similar but stands for Dublin Writing Forum. DWF is an open group, organised by Anne Tannam and …

Published: 2300 days ago

Call for Ideas: RTÉ ARTS 2012

Upstart is, as you know, all about promoting the Arts. So it makes sense to advertise this project. If you are a producer, an amateur or a pro, and you’ve got great ideas in store, then the time has come to put those great ideas …

Published: 2308 days ago

The Shock of a Long Shot…

In the course of my random writing discussions with fellow writers, someone told me about a new and audacious online magazine. Longshot is a magazine that is produced from start to finish in the space of 48 hours. 48 hours? Yes, you read right! …

Published: 2311 days ago

The TerminARTors

Today I am going to talk a little about Art and Innovation. I’ve often surfed my way through the waves of art on the internet and recently I was swept under by a mighty swell. I found a website which I thought I should …

Published: 2369 days ago

The Taboo Word? L.A. Speedwing explores eBooks

Being curious about the self-publishing world, I decided to investigate the very obscure world of the eBooks Industry. The reviews are so mixed and the information on the web so overwhelming, the approach to the medium is still very confusing for most wannabe writers. Yet the temptation to …

Published: 2421 days ago

The Nordic Night at the Irish Writers’ Centre

I remembered with crisp clarity that Nordic Night two weeks ago at the Irish Writers’ Centre and there was nothing cold about that night, quite the contrary. Four Nordic poets were invited by Poetry Ireland in association with the Irish Writers’ Centre: Tua Forsström, …

Published: 2441 days ago

Interview with the enigmatic figure of the Emerging Writer

I disappeared for a while and although I would like to say that I was busy meeting writers and chasing them for interviews, I must confess that it is completely untrue. However I did come back with one interview. I spoke with the enigmatic …

Published: 2468 days ago

Interview with William Wall

Mr Wall,  I permitted myself to wander on your page and checked your “about you” section, I read about what you accomplished as a writer and even where you travelled as a resident writer but what surprised me the most was how you managed …

Published: 2469 days ago

World Book Day; Preparing for the Long run

The real World Book day felt very much like taking on a marathon run. At 12.00pm, the starting gun fired. I started out slow doing an hour of warm up with the Inkslingers creative writing led by coach Andrew McEneff and next, I found …

Published: 2473 days ago

Interview with Peter Goulding

First of all, Peter thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. I am very flattered to be deemed worthy of interview! Oh, well, you are very welcome. I believe you are a man who likes to keep himself busy. You work …