4 August 2017: Tea-party and a reading from new work, mid-Wales. By invitation only – please use the contact form if you live in Powys or Shropshire and would like an invite.

16 Sept 2016:  On the Banks  launches in Cork City. Honoured to among the contributors to this fine book, many of whom will also be reading from the book and signing copies on the afternoon of Saturday 12 November, at Waterstones Cork.



PAST EVENTS (selected)

Scríobh Suas – contributed some short pieces to this annual fundraising event in Bantry.

At Hay Festival Kells (reading and talk with Sam Tranum)
Irish Writers in London Summer School (reading and talk, at London Metropolitan University)

Irish Book Day, a celebration of new Irish literature organised by Solas Nua, in the US, included a book giveaway that featured my story ‘FreshWater Habitat’.

Short and Sweet monthly fiction salon, Library of Birmingham – reading.

The Art of Storytelling,  reading / talk with Andrew Nugent and Carmen Cullen Liberties Upstairs, Terenure, Dublin.

Reading with music and art, the Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne, Wales. Possibly the best views anywhere that I’ve read. Distracting, in a good way!


On these Shores: A reading and discussion about the Irish short story – Alannah Hopkin, Lane Ashfeldt and Chuck Kruger – at Whyte Books, Schull, West Cork.

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Brighton Launch / talk with Bridget Whelan and Vanessa Gebbie. Waterstones Brighton.

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Dublin launch, the Gutter Bookshop

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Bookstock, The Green Man London NW1 (Gt Portland St tube) 


 West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry

West Cork Literary Festival

The Word Factory with Joe Dunthorne, Stuart Evers, Hassan Blasim.

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Ifanca Helene James prizegiving event, Carmarthen, Wales – Reading.

Reading, MVMNT,  Greenwich, London (as part of Cultural Olympiad events)

Reading with 4’33” Magazine (an Oxfam Benefit), London

Reading followed by Q&A, discussion, at Greenacre Writers Literary Festival, North London



Short story workshop at the Pop-Up Writers Retreat, Glengarriff, West Cork.

Telling Stories from the Past a one day intensive workshop about creating fiction from historical sources, with related reading at West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen.

Wartime Stories: Pictures into Words a one day intensive workshop about creating fiction from historical sources, for the Open University / Imperial War Museum, London