Friday, 27 June 2008
Edna O'Blog, Tokyo, Paris and Chapelizod
I had my first blogging dream last night. I dreamt that I was blogging under the name Edna O'Blog. (Now where did that come from, do you suppose?!) And I was going out with Nate Fisher (the older brother in the sublime TV series Six Feet Under). Not the actor, but Nate, the character. What was that dream all about?! (No spoilers please on Six Feet Under. I'm working my way through the box set and am only at the start of series two.)
I heard this week that Culture Ireland are giving me the money to go to Tokyo in November to read at the Tokyo Poetry Festival. Thank you very much, Culture Ireland.
Also in November I've been invited to do a workshop and reading at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. The Centre's Director, Sheila Pratschke, saw my Paris-set story in The Stinging Fly and invited me after reading it. My year of writing related travel just gets better and better!
I might as well stick all the news in here, so I am reading in Chapelizod, at their festival, with Kevin Barry, next Wednesday night, 2nd July at 7pm, inside the village gate into the Phoenix Park.