I’ve not written a lot in a while. Not because I haven’t had time, or energy, but actually because I just haven’t wanted to.

And that’s okay.

I’ve written some stories on Wattpad (which I really like), but since June, I’ve been more preoccupied with more ‘normal’ life. I started a new day-job in the middle of June, and I’ve somewhat had to settle back into 9-to-5 life since my break in April, so that has shifted my priorities a little. Also, making a new home your new home takes time, so I’ve spent some time in settling into Cork life; making friends, going out with the other half, and becoming New Corkonians (while still retaining our Dublin accents, we’re not losing those!).

Scottie goes to Scotland

I’ve been invited by Gaelic poet, Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, to perform some of my poetry with him as part of an event in Edinburgh for Scotland’s Seachdain na Gàidhlig festival. It will be an honour to read my poetry alongside another gay Gaelic-speaking poet, and it’ll be interesting to share our experiences of language, LGBT themes, and new Gaelic literature in such a beautiful city. The provisional date for the performance is Saturday, November 10, but I’ll announce more on social media and here closer to the time.

 

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