• Slide 7 – Mary Melvin Geoghegan – Abbeycartron Epiphanies
  • Slide 4 – Breda Sullivan – After the Ball
  • Slide 5 – Lorne Patterson Bad Blood
  • Slide 16 – From Beatrix to Harry
  • Slide 2 – Alan McGonagle – Psychotic Episodes
  • Slide 7 – Mary Melvin Geoghegan – Bright Unknown
  • Slide 4 – Breda Sullivan – A Smell of Camphor
  • Slide 14 – The Awakened Life
  • Slide 1 – Edward Denniston – The Point of Singing
  • Slide 7 – Mary Melvin Geoghegan – When They Come Home
  • Slide 5 – Lorne Patterson – Witch
  • Slide 4 – Breda Sullivan Sculpture
  • Slide 10 – Heartland
  • Slide 8 – Vona Groarke – X
  • Slide 13 – Out of the Shadows
  • Slide 15 – Describe
  • Slide 1 – Edward Denniston – The Scale of Things
  • Slide 7 – Mary Melvin Geoghegan – Say It Like a Paragraph
  • Slide 17 – Granard 10 10
  • Slide 9 – Noel Monahan – Where the Wind Sleeps
  • Slide 3 – Belinda McKeon – Solace
  • Slide 12 – Eurochild
  • Slide 11 – Loose Leaves
  • Slide 6 – Margaret Nohilly – April Promise
  • Slide 1 – Edward Denniston – Interacting
  • Slide 18 – Colin Carberry – Green Table

Multimedia

loose leaves

Loose Leaves

A collection of Poems and Short Stories by writers from Longford.


loose leaves

Getting Published

Caroline Barry introduces you to seven practical tip to having your work published


loose leaves

Heartland

This is a collection of the work of fifty-six Longford born or based creative writers


solas

Solas

A collection of readings from the debut novel of Longford based writer Belinda McKeon

Welcome to Virtual Writer

Did you know that Longford has more creative writers per head of population than anywhere else in Ireland?
Virtual Writer is Ireland’s longest established creative writing website – we launched in 2002. We provide creative and professional development support to Longford writers. We are a ‘shop window’ for Longford literature. But we also welcome contributions of poetry and prose from writher all over the world.

Why not browse our site, spend some time in our library of original poetry and prose, enjoy our multi-media clips of literary readings and avail of the benefits of our creative development video workshops and talks?

Should you feel inspired, feel free to submit a piece of your own writing for all the world to read and enjoy.

Features

From the Archives: An Online Interview with Emma Donoghue from 2002

An Online Interview with Emma Donoghue took place on April 23rd, 2002. She was somewhere in France.. read more

Valerie Master’s Powerful Spoken Word Pieces

Two powerful poems by the Ballymahon poet Valerie Masters dealing with the dark subjects of domestic violence and the silent pain of sufferers... read more

A Pilgrim's Progress - A Review of Meadow of the Spell by Rose Moran

Celebration. This is one of the first words that comes to mind after reading and reflection upon the poems in Meadow of the Spell, Rose Moran’s third published collection. Some other words that quickly arrive include beauty, nature, colour, fragrance. Mountains, rivers, trees, stones. For here we have a poet who takes delight in bearing witness to the physical world about her. .. read more

Longford’s Soon­ to­ be Stateside star

Longford will be ably represented on the national, and international, stage this year, thanks to Aughnacliffe actor Liam Heslin. Liam, a graduate of the renowned Lir Academy, has landed a role in the iconic ‘The Plough and the Stars’, produced by the Abbey Theatre... read more

Respond 2

Don’t miss a really exciting night of literature and digital arts when Longford film makers respond creatively to Longford poets and prose writers on the subject of – “Longford”... read more