Dundalk was a lovely workshop with a warm and welcoming group of sixteen writers, and their facilitator Barbara Smith. We talked short fiction and its specifics and, predictably, the day was over in what felt like moments.
Thanks especially to Barbara for the hospitality shown to me and F, by her and her own F. We had Indian food and great chats about family, love, life, kids and writing. Hope we can do it again soon!
Dundalk is a lovely town of pretty red brick terraces, overlooked by the hulk of the Cooley Mountains, former home of Queen Maeve's brown bull of the Táin legend. You could do worse than stay at the Lismar Guesthouse - a very impressive B&B on Stapleton Place. OK, Bord Fáilte ad over!
See Barbara's blog for a report on the day here.
Next week it's Paris and the Centre Culturel Irlandais. The whirlwind of literay events just never ends. Thank God!