OTHER WORK

LITERARY CRITIC

Globe & Mail, Canada (editor, Jack Kirchhoff) – under OR Melling, reviewing children’s literature 
Books in Canada (editor, Olga Stein) – under OR Melling, reviewing children’s literature  
Books Ireland (editor, Jeremy Addis) – under GV Whelan, reviewing Celtic fiction and non-fiction,
poetry, academic texts, general fiction)  
The Irish Times (book editor, John Banville) – under GV Whelan, reviewing children’s books of fiction and non-fiction 
STOP! An Post Publication (1995) – under OR Melling, reviewing children’s books
 

RADIO

Five 5-minute pieces commissioned for The Quiet Quarter, RTE Lyric FM 
Broadcast, February 2003
“From a Canadian Journal” – Northern Magic, The Risen People, Native Wisdom, Wolves*, The Secret Language of the Land  
(*published, see below) 
 

SELECTED ARTICLES & PAPERS 

“Being Good For Narnia and The Lion,”anthology on CS Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, (Benbella Books & Borders Inc, 2008) 

Tempest in a British Tea Cup,” The World of the Golden Compass, anthology on Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, (Benbella Books & Borders Inc, 2007)

Wolves,” The Quiet Quarter, anthology of New Irish Irish Writing, ed by Eoin Brady (from RTE broadcasts on Lyric FM) New Island, 2004.

“A Nod from the Neighbour’s Dog: Reviewing Children’s Books in Ireland,” Children’s Books in Ireland (Journal of the Children’s Literature Association of Ireland), December Issue 1996

“Ancient Dreams: Myth and History in Fantasy Literature,” Children’s Books in Ireland (Journal of Children’s Literature Association of Ireland), November Issue 1993: based on a talk given at the Belfast Arts Club. 

“The Place of John Eriugena in the Irish Learning Tradition,” Monastic Studies. Vol. 14, Celtic Monasticism, Montreal, 1983.

“Barmaiding in Ireland,” Miss Chatelaine, Toronto, 1975.

“World-Wise: Malaysia,” Miss Chatelaine, Toronto, 1974. 
 

SELECTED TALKS & TOURS

Key-note Speaker
November 3, 2007
“Packaging Your Imagination,” Annual Conference of CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers)
Victoria College, University of Toronto

Readings and Talks  
November 12-26, 2006
Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montreal 
Toronto Library Roundtable, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 
Celtic Society, University of Toronto, Here Be Faeries and Dragons – music and readings with Martin Springett. 

Author Tour, United States
June 4-25, 2006
Appearances and talks in bookstores, libraries and schools
New York, Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington DC, Fredericksburg (Virginia), Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, San José, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, New Orleans (American Library Association Convention) 

Mythic Journeys Conference, Atlanta
June 7-11, 2006 
Panel discussions with Charles de Lint, Terri Windling, Delia Sherman, Ellen Kushner, Charles Vess, Dr Gertrud Nelson, Brian and Wendy Froud et. al.  
Main stage performance as Gwendolena, wife of Merlin, in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Vita Merlini, dancing and acting, with William Todd Jones, Ari Berk, Toby Froud, and John and Caitlin Matthews.

Irish Children’s Book Festival, 
October, 2006
School and Library Visits, County Meath

CBI (Children’s Books Ireland) Summer School
May 19-21, 2006
Belvedere College, Dublin
Panel Discussion on Fantasy Literature with Herbie Brennan (Faerie Wars), moderated by Gabriel Rosenstock. 

Guest Speaker, “Packaging the Imagination”
November 1, 2002
Annual Conference of CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers)
Victoria College, University of Toronto

WERCC Seventh Annual Conference 
May 1999 
“Celebrating Irish Women’s Writing”
University College, Dublin
Paper presented – The Moon in the Bog: a Resurrection Myth for Women.