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Season 2: Into The West

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  • Australia
  • Authors
  • California
  • Canada
  • Chicago
  • Clare
  • Cork
  • Galway
  • Germany
  • Glass Artists
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Jewellery Artists
  • Long Island
  • Northern Ireland
  • Poets
  • Rochester
  • South Africa
  • The Poconos
  • Visual Artists

S2, E5: Amazing Author, Siobhán MacDonald, From Co. Clare, To Crete, West Cork and New York

Siobhán MacDonald Episode Release Date 23rd July I read the third novel written by today’s guest late in 2020 and I couldn’t put it down. Guilty, which is set...

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S2, E4: Ground-breaking Author, Ryan Dennis, From Rural New York To Germany, Iceland And Galway

Ryan Dennis explores the dynamics of rural life and those who inhabit it. He is a former Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing and has taught at several universities. His...

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S2, E3: Top 21st Century Author, Nuala O’Connor, From Dublin To Galway To Paris And More

This episode’s guest’s latest novel has received rave reviews in lots of top publications worldwide. The New York Times review said, NORA is entirely convincing in her raw sensuality, her...

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S2: E2 -Award-Winning Creator & Title Designer, Erin Sarofsky, From Long Island To Chicago

I am delighted to welcome Erin Sarofsky – the award-winning creator of the Sarofsky Corporation in Chicago’s booming West Loop.  Sarofsky is a design-driven production company whose artists, directors, producers and...

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S2: E1 – Renaissance Man, Simon Cocking, From London to Asia, Central America to Ireland

Today’s guest is a bit of a Renaissance man whose early working life involved travel writing, focusing on the Deep South and Central America. Since then, he’s been involved...

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Episode 19: UNESCO Poet Maureen Boyle, From Sion Mills to Dublin, Belfast and Strabane

Photo by Malachi O’Doherty Today’s guest won a UNESCO medal for a book of poems in 1979 at the tender age of eighteen. She went on to study at...

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Episode 18, Poet, Gaynor Kane, From Belfast To Dublin, Galway and the Ards Peninsula

This episode’s guest is poet, Gaynor Kane, who hails from East Belfast. Although Gaynor never imagined herself as a poet, her most recent collection, “Venus in pink marble’ is...

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Episode 17: Author, Byddi Lee, From Armagh to Belfast, California & Back (Part 2)

Today’s guest is Byddi Lee – an Armagh based author, who has lived in Canada, South Africa, Paris and California before settling back in her home town of Armagh...

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Episode 16: Author, Byddi Lee, From Armagh to Belfast, California & Back (Part 1)

Today’s guest is Byddi Lee – an Armagh based author, who has lived in Canada, South Africa, Paris and California before settling back in her home town of Armagh...

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Episode 15: Author, Seán Mackel, From Belfast to Australia to Northwest Ireland (Part 2)

Today’s guest is Seán Mackel, who writes fiction and poetry as well as being a visual communicator. He won the Kanturk Flash Fiction Prize in 2019, for his first flash...

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Season 1 Guests

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Henry McDonald

Author

Author of the novels Two Souls and The Swinging Detective, eight non-fiction books, Henry McDonald, talks about growing up in Belfast, time spent in Berlin,

Ann Smyth

Ann Smyth

Glass artist

BBC featured stained glass artist, Ann Smyth, is deeply influenced by the special light and surroundings in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.

Maeve O'Lynn

Maeve O'Lynn

Author

Poet and author, Maeve O’Lynn,  explores places that have influenced her and talks about  bringing the visual world of the Ulster Unit artists to life through words

Emma Thorpe Atlantic Rose

Emma Thorpe

jewellery Artist

Emma’s bonds with the land that embraces her link to childhood and her career in archaeology. Her silver jewellery collections are inspired by The Causeway Coast and

Jan Carson

Jan Carson

Author

Winner of the EU Prize for Literature 2019, Jan Carson’s creative journey takes you to Ballymena, Portland Oregon, Belfast, Norway and more.

Andrea Spencer studio with cat

Andrea Spencer

Glass artist

Hertfordshire born Andrea has a deep connection with the environment where she works and lives in Ballintoy and the Causeway Coast.

Malachi O'Doherty

Malachi O'Doherty

Author

Much of the work of author, journalist and broadcaster, Malachi O’Doherty is deeply linked to Northern Ireland. Yet India also plays an important role.

Helen Sharkey artist

Helen Sharkey

visual Artist

Artist and socio-cultural academic researcher, Helen Sharkey, creates in stunning Strangford Lough. Yet St. George’s Market in Belfast is central to her also.

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