Interview: Fergal Rock, screenwriter

Fergal Rock is a Dublin-based screenwriter. After a Masters in Film Theory and Production in DIT, he wrote part-time while working in the RDS Members’ Library. In 2010 he became a fulltime writer of screenplays, mainly films for independent production, as well as being a regular writer for legendary Irish …

Listening to Liminals – Peter J McCauley

I discovered Peter J McCauley during the Atlantic Sessions, an annual music festival in Portstewart. He was playing on a wild November night with the Atlantic thrashing a stone’s throw away. It was a gig with his friend and collaborator David C Clements. I’d heard Clements was a brilliant live performer (true!) …

The Power of Characters

Over the last few months, I’ve been labouring my way through the ‘Outlander’ series by Diana Gabaldon. Maybe labouring is an unfair term; it implies a certain joylessness and that’s not strictly true. What is true is that: a) the Outlander books are long. Very, very, very long… b) the quality of …

Try Something New…

I just got an email with this in the subject line, courtesy of the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. ‘Try something new in 2017 – with over 48 classes…’ I like trying new things but one thing I’ve learned – you won’t like everything new that you try. People used …

Veganuary

I’m taking a deep breath as I write this because it’s a biggie: I’m toying with the idea of doing Veganuary. In case you’ve been in outer space for the last couple of years, Veganuary is the challenge to go Vegan for the month of January. I’ve been flirting with …