TW talks to author Michael McKeown, what lies in the Blue Room?

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By Owen Quinn Can you tell us about yourself? I’m a full-time trade unionist with NIPSA ( Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance ), the largest union in Northern Ireland. I am originally from Bessbrook in County Armagh but live in Belfast. I have previously worked, at various times and in … Continue reading

TW talk to poet Shirley Gault, author of Reflections

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By Owen Quinn Can you tell us about yourself?   I have been a widow for 7 years…in Carrickfergus…born in Belfast…educated in Carrs Glen P.S. and Belfast Royal Academy…Worked for three years in Downtown Radio and had a regular weekly poetry slot.   When did your passion for writing begin? I have always loved … Continue reading

TW talk to author Dr Mark S Elliot, sports expert and the man with a plan

Can you tell us about yourself? Well, I’m a Chartered sport psychologist who has worked in the field for some 20 years. I work with individual athletes and coaches across the world, international, professional and elite amateur levels helping them to perform at their peak. My sports clients have included … Continue reading

TW talk to author and poet Janice Donnelly

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By Owen Quinn Can you tell us about yourself? I was born and raised in the Sandy Row area of Belfast, when I began writing in my forties I started with recollections of growing up, the result is the collection – ‘Round Sandy Row – A Belfast Childhood’.   When … Continue reading

TW talk to author Kenneth Patterson, the man who’s taking us back to old Belfast

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By Owen Quinn   Everyone has a story and today we talk to author Kenneth Patterson who has written his debut book, Says You, Says I. It takes us back to a forgotten Belfast filled with childhood memories and memorable characters. Can you tell us about yourself? My name is Kenneth Patterson. I … Continue reading

Meet Belfast author, Allen Baird, the First Jedi

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By Owen Quinn Can you tell us about yourself? I’m a person of two-but-related halves.  My day-job is as a business owner and specialist in adult education.  I’m a partner in Sensei, a training, coaching and writing consultancy based in Belfast.  I try to make work-based learning experiences challenging, applied … Continue reading