I’m Karen J. McDonnell – a writer living in the Banner County – County Clare – in the West of Ireland.
If you’d like to contact me about giving a workshop or reading – or to discuss other writing projects – please do so via this site.
My fiction, non-fiction, travel-writing, photography and poetry have been published in newspapers, journals and anthologies in Ireland and abroad. My work has won awards and appeared on various long- and short-lists.
Here you’ll find introductions to my work – written and aural – and my Writer’s CV. You can also keep up with any readings, festivals, or workshops I’m involved with.
I have been blogging about reading and writing for a few years. You can link in directly from this site to my writer’s blog readwritehere.wordpress.com
I got a Diploma in Radio Production in 2014, so I’ve put up some podcasts of programmes, readings, and features. I also volunteer with Kinvara FM, in Co. Galway. I hope to broadcast more Western Skyline shows with them.
Stick around. I’d offer you tea and biccies, but I don’t have a cyber-hospitality app yet!
But if you really need a cuppa: I don’t live too far from Father Ted’s place.