Friday, October 15, 2010

Nessa O'Mahony on the Radio

This week it's a great pleasure to welcome the wonderful Nessa O'Mahony to the Sunday Scrapbook Sofa (but there's actually no sofa - Nessa if you're reading this don't be dissappointed when there's no sofa...)

Nessa was born and lives in Dublin. Her poetry is collected as Bar Talk, (Dublin, iTaLiCs Press, 1999); and Trapping a Ghost (Bristol, Bluechrome, 2005).
In 1996 she was joint winner of the Kerry International Summer School Poetry Competition and was short-listed for The Patrick Kavanagh Award. In 1997 she won the National Woman’s Poetry Competition and was short-listed for the Sunday Tribune / Hennessy New Irish Writing Award. Her verse novel In Sight of Home was published by Salmon in 2009. She teaches creative writing with the Open University and is a regular facilitator of creative writing workshops in Ireland and the UK. The theme Nessa will be taking on is that of "Writing Home - Diaspora Writing, and identity in Poetry".

You can listen in on Sunday at 4pm, that's 5pm in Tunisia, on Liffey Sound - link on the right there - or catch up as always on the archives - probably Tuesday night.

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