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Guess What?


May, 2019:

My essay ‘Five Moments in Sport’ is published by The Stinging Fly magazine!

Writing in the issue by David Means, Anne Carson, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Ian Maleney, Martina Evans, John Kelly and many other wonderful writers.

Details of the magazine and purchase options are here:


All Over:

July 17th, 2019

Reading in Bantry at the West Cork Literary Festival with Mary White

Time  – 1:00 pm

Location  Bantry Library
Admission  Free
Moderating event with Eibhear Walshe
Location: Bantry Bookshop
July 16th, 11:30am


West Cork

June 22nd, 2019

Reading on the Crosstown Drift Walking Tour as part of The Cork Midsummer Festival
22 June, from 10.30am / Free but ticketed

10.30am: Wendy Erskine & Nicole Flattery at Bobos Cafe at the Glucksman Gallery, Western Road
11.30am: Danielle McLaughlin & Sean Tanner at NeighbourFood, the Apple Market, 13 Barrack street
12.30pm: Launch of The Stinging Fly, Summer 2019 issue at The Nano Nagle Centre, Douglas Street – introduced by editors Danny Denton and Cal Doyle – with readings by contributors Dean Browne, Tadhg Coakley, Ellen Dillon, Fergal Gaynor and Louise Hegarty.

I’m reading from my essay: “Five Moments in Sport” published by The Stinging Fly, Summer 2019 Issue. Available for purchase here:



May 23rd, 2019: 

Reading at Rosi’s Tinted Spectacles in Maureen’s Pub, John Redmond’s St.

rosis tinted spectacles



March 7th, 2019

I was delighted to read at Waterstones, Cork, for World Book Day on March 7th, 2019 with Thomas McCarthy and Danielle McLaughlin. Some photos here.




My next planned reading is at the West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry in July 2019, I will give more details when they are available.


Other Past Events and News

May  2019: Reading at Rosi’s Tinted Spectacles in Maureen’s Pub, John Redmond’s St.

March 2019: Reading with Thomas McCarthy and Daniele McLaughlin in Waterstones, Cork, for World Book Day

November 2018: Reading of First Sunday in September, Ballincollig Library

October 2018: Reading at Bandon Books.

September 2018: Reading at Mallow Library for Cork Culture Night

September 2018: Reading in UCC with Carys Davis and Danielle McLaughlin for Cork Culture Night.

August 2018: Featured Writer at Fiction at the Friary.

August 2018: Interviewed by RTE Radio 1 Book on One. Link to show here. 

August 2018: Launch of The First Sunday in September, at Triskel Arts Centre

August 2018: Interviews with various newspapers and radio stations. Some details here. 

March 2018: Reading at launch of Quarryman 2018, in UCC.

Previous Events: 

September 2017: reading at Cork International Short Story Festival

July 2016: reading of hows tommy boy was selected at the 2016 West Cork Literary Festival.

July 2016: reading at The Killorglin Arts Festival (K-Fest)

March 2016: reading at launch of Quarryman 2016 in UCC.