Archive for November, 2007


Workshops / teaching

November 16, 2007

I’m currently teaching intermediate creative writing at the Irish Writers Centre – more details at

I’m also giving a four day residential workshop, along with Peter Salisbury, at the wonderful Anam Cara Artists Retreat , Beara Peninsula, West Cork, from Thursday 1st July 2010 to Sunday 4th July. The theme is finding stories through creative writing and drama – you’ll get more details on the Anam Cara website at



November 16, 2007

Nessa has published two poetry collections.

Bar Talk (iTaLiCs Press) in 1999.

Bar Talk is out of print but can be downloaded online from the wonderful Irish Literary Revival website at

Trapping a Ghost (Bluechrome) in 2005.

Copies of Trapping a Ghost can be ordered on the Bluechrome website at

A third collection, The Side Road To Star, is forthcoming.

She has also completed a Verse Novel, titled In Sight of Home.  This was published by Salmon Poetry in May 2009 and copies can be bought from all good book shops, or from