For me, I think it derives very much from nature and the lovely surroundings here in Tramore, Co. Waterford. How could one not be inspired by the sea, the ebb and flow of the tide, gulls calling, daffodils in bud, in bloom, knocked over by the wind, the pigeons nesting in the monkey puzzle in the garden, driftwood on the shore, the bluebells getting ready to bloom …..
But writers write in all sorts of places and more than anything, I have been captivated, of late, by the way in which the trees in Newtown Wood, just outside Tramore, have thrust the concept of ‘frames’ in front of me. Really, we see life through frames ~ be they nature, time, people, food, music, film, memories, everyday snippets of conversation ….. the list is endless.
The dawning of March brings heightened anticipation of Waterford Writers’ Weekend which takes place from March 21st-24th. This year’s line-up of readings, workshops and events is akin to all the spring buds just bursting to reveal their fresh colours, creativity and inspiration.