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Writer’s Block 27th May 2016

This edition of writer’s block sees two dear friends of the show return once more unto the breach. Colm Kearns of The Runt Zine takes us through the story so far of the irreverent publication he and his friends have unleashed upon the world in the ...

Writer’s Block 22nd April 2016

Morgan welcomes Brian Merriman back to the show after the world has turned another year over. Brian is the director of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival and he fills in Morgan on all of the exciting shows which will feature throughout Dublin ...

Writer’s Block 25th March 2016

Morgan’s first guest on the centenary weekend is the Gutter Bookshop’s Bob Johnston. Bob is one of the presenters of the Bookish podcast and has been a book seller for over 20 years. This week, Morgan’s in-studio guest is Skerries author ...

Writer’s Block 26th February 2016

Morgan returns to Dublin Castle to visit Caoimhe Creed and her team of young writers as they host a public reading of their work in the castle’s Chapel Royal (2 mins 13 secs). This week’s visiting writer is Paul Rooney. He and Morgan chat ...

Writer’s Block 22nd January 2016

Amy Herron, events co-ordinator of the Irish Writer’s Centre, once again joins Morgan to discuss what’s in store for 2016 at Parnell Square (15 secs). This week’s visiting writer is Swords native Seán O Halloran (11 mins 40 secs). Podcast: ...

Writer’s Block 27th November 2015

Morgan O Reilly welcomes Olivia Smith and Kevin Barry to the show to talk about the newly published Irish arts journal Winter Pages, off which they are editors in-chief (1 min 50 secs). This week’s visiting writer is Dublin born and bred Kenneth ...

Writer’s Block 23rd October 2015

Morgan O Reilly is joined in studio by children’s author Mary Shiel to discuss her latest books Piper’s Pet Shop, of which, all of the proceeds will go to the LauraLynn foundation (2 mins 50 secs). This week’s visiting writer is Dublin ...

Writer’s Block 9th October 2015

One week before the Lingo Festival kicks off, Co-director Phil Lynch joins Morgan on the show to discuss the status of the spoken word in Dublin (2 mins). This week’s guest is critically acclaimed poet Angela Carr whose debut collection How to lose ...

Writer’s Block

Caoimhe Creed comes back on to Writer’s Block to Morgan a private tour of Dublin Castle before introducing him to the Dublin Castle writer’s group, a collection of very talented teenage writers (2 mins 50 secs). This week’s guest is ...

Writer’s Block 11th September 2015

Morgan O Reilly welcomes Amy Herron of the Irish Writer’s Centre back to the show in the busy week’s run-up to culture night, the centre’s open day and a host of other literary events happening around the city (2 mins). This week’s ...

Writer’s Block 28th of August 2015

Morgan welcomes Artistic Director of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival, Kris Nelson, to the programme to chat about all of the upcoming events in Dublin as the festival gets underway (2 mins 50 secs). This week’s visiting writers are Kelly Shatter ...

Writer’s Block 14th August 2015

On the 20th broadcast of Writer’s Block, Morgan O Reilly welcomes Vanessa O Loughlin back to the show for a third time to offer tips about how to get your work out there and to enlighten us all on the oftentimes intimidating world of publishing. ...