I've a busy week coming up and my head is full. Not least with the fact that I have just got a new agent, in New York, which is rather fun and exciting! Project Agent is now officially ended, thank God.
Monday I am off to the West Cork Literary Festival to teach a week-long short story workshop. There are still places available on the course if you are in the area. I'm very much looking forward to meeting my students for the week and getting stuck into some good short stories, theory and writing with them.
Tuesday I am reading from my novel You at the festival at 1pm in Bantry Library with the stunning Alex Barclay. Admission free!
Wednesday sees the start of my virtual tour for the novel at writer Barbara Smith's blog. Do join us for a chat about voice and naming, and for virtual tea and scones.
Wednesday also sees me hopefully catching Hugo Hamilton's lunchtime reading and reading myself for the elderly at Bantry Hospital. I ♥ old people!
Thursday (bear with me!) I am teaching in the morning, then flying to London in the afternoon for the Edge Hill Prize awards ceremony. My short fiction collection Nude is shortlisted. I'm looking forward v much to meeting my fellow shortlistees there and also writers Patrick Cotter, Adam Marek and Elizabeth Baines.
Friday morning, very early, I fly back to Cork and speed back to Bantry to teach my class.
Saturday morning? I'm having a lie in before motoring back to Galway and my real life.