Disney World Snacks and Treats (Ranked and Dragged)

At 26 years of age, a Disney World trip is no longer filled with the promise of magic and child-like happiness it used to because of the abhorrently long lines and depressing, rotting structure of the parts of the park I loved as a kid (the falling apart Winnie the Pooh area, the depressingly empty Tommorowland, and the absolute LACK of respect for Bambi).

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Cork’s Quick Coupler and an Interview with Jessica Militante

Jessica Militante is a writer from San Jose, California. She is also one of the students in University College Cork’s 2019/2020 Creative Writing Master’s Program.

Jessica Militante holding her article in The Echo (in my much missed Cork apartment)

She has a poem in Ó Bhéal’s Five Words Volume XIII;

A short story in The Quarryman Volume VI;

An article about her Choctaw heritage and being the first recipient of the Choctaw Ireland Scholarship in Cork, Ireland’s newspaper The Echo;

And a feature in The Half Moon Festival (organized by students at University College Cork “to showcase new artistic partnerships, collaborations and events that cross art forms as well as revisiting collaborations and innovations that have forged new creative beginnings and connections between communities in the past”).

Starting today, she also has a BRAND NEW Summer Soap all about the perils of dating in the 21st century posted on The Echo Live. “In its fifth year, Summer Soap is a daily fictional serial run over 12 parts, which begins today and runs for a fortnight. Called Cork’s Quick Coupler, this story, set in the world of speed dating.”

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Bri Ollre, Daphne’s Burning

Bluebonnets I stitch a bluebonnet into my left thigh using The embroidery needle from my mother’s sewing kit Tracing the bell tone bruises of purple …

Bri Ollre, Daphne’s Burning

Listen to MY First Poetry Reading (!)

I had a lot of firsts in Ireland when it came to writing. One of those firsts was thanks to Ó Bhéal. On February 10 (a day after I got back from an awesome trip to Iceland) 10 of us MA students in Creative Writing at University College Cork were given the chance to read our poetry at The Long Valley in Cork city centre.

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A Lone Star State of Mind

Hi All!

I wrote a blog post about Texas and writing over at the University College Cork Creative Writing blog. I would be honored if you checked it out, and shared it if you liked it. I’m really proud of it and everything I’ve done at UCC so far. 🙂 ❤

link for anyone who can’t click on the hyperlink: http://creativewritingucc.com/www/2873-2/?fbclid=IwAR3W0CSCGel9i9mL5kjFK-Z-T3RkiDmFk1R8pwo2VGVsW1eqF42NL6SdYNQ

I’ll be sharing some more information about some of my writing being published in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled. Here and on Twitter.

Thanks for Reading!