Monthly Archives: March 2020

Birds etc

My remaining contracted workshops/events offered through Queen’s Open Learning that were upcoming in May are now cancelled. I got an email from HMRC informing me of the grant available to self-employed people. But the scheme won’t be open till June. … Continue reading

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Strange Times

Got word yesterday and today that my remaining poetry/creative writing workshops are cancelled due to the coronavirus. Many thanks to the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, which has nevertheless committed to pay me for the work I was contracted for. My … Continue reading

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A Time of Violence

Has there ever been any other? I was privileged to be included in the anthology ‘Her Other Language’, which was launched at the Irish Secretariat in Belfast last week in the run up to International Women’s Day (proceeds to support … Continue reading

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