Thursday, 10 December 2015


Original image, developed by the Make Rights Real team

For Human Rights Day I've a new story online in The Irish Times, 'The Turnip Slave'; other contributors include Anakana Schofield, Martina Devlin & Sarah Bannan Keegan. 

And tonight I am reading my story Blue Rose at the Bar of Ireland for Oxfam.


This from the Make Rights Real site:

'To mark Human Rights Day 2015 (10th December), Make Rights Real has teamed up with The Irish Times and has invited seven well-known authors to contribute a piece of original writing inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Their work is being published this week, under the banner of ‘Writing Rights’.

Sarah Bannan, Sara Baume, Martina Devlin, Martina Evans, Eoin McNamee, Nuala O’Connor and Anakana Schofield have contributed work to ‘Writing Rights’, ranging from poetry to creative fiction to factual pieces. Each piece is accompanied by an original image, developed by the Make Rights Real team. Each author has chosen a different Article of the Universal Declaration as the starting point for their work, and each has taken a very different approach to ‘Writing Rights’. We hope you enjoy the results…
Please note: the views expressed in these works are the views of the author, and in no way reflect the views or opinions of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission or The Irish Times.'

It is also Emily Dickinson's birthday, so happy birthday, Emily :) As you said yourself, 'We turn not older with years, but newer every day.'

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