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Http://bio.link/germoorkensbyrneI am a poet, writer and teacher, based in Dublin Ireland. My Murder Mystery series featuring Caroline Jordan and the world of Irish Politics, Socialites and Artists is available on Amazon, Kindle, and all good book shops. Published by PPP Publishing, Book one (The Body Politic) and Book two (The Body Count) will be followed this year (2022) by the third book in the series, The Body Beautiful.I am also the author of a children's book Puddles! and Dreams of Reality, my first poetry collection.
I live in Dublin, with my husband and two children and when not writing about murder I am usually reading about it. I also teach: I will be teaching two classes in 2022 on the Irish Pagan School (May and October) and you access my previous classes there too. The IPS promotes Indigenous Irish education on folkmagic, folk lore, Old Irish and Modern Irish practices and Irish Spirituality. It offers a huge range of free material, affordable packages, scholarships and quality live and recorded classes.I have experience in leading Creative Writing classes, speaking at book launches, poetry readings, poetry open mic nights and book clubs , both online and in person. My other passions More peaceful pursuits include Knitting, Crocheting, Card and Jewellery Making, and I have an Etsy shop for crafty goods. A graduate of both UCD and The College of Commerce, I worked in Advertising and Publishing followed by almost 30 years in retail. I am a poet (see below for listed work) as well as a teacher (IPS, Creative Writing Courses, TEFL.) Apart from a large body of poetry, and now crime fiction novels, I also write and perform Ceremonies for weddings, funerals, rites of passage, house cleansing, divorce and more.Other Work
My work has been published in a wide range of anthologies, media, ezines and performance pieces. My collection of poetry Dreams of Reality is currently available on Kindle. My poems have been adapted for several theatre performances, and my original naming ceremony was used to raise funds for children's charities in both Ireland and the UK. I have prose pieces on spirituality in several publications e.g. Harp Club and Cauldron: A Harvest of Knowledge. My short story A Stranger Among Friends has been shortlisted for the Cunningham Short Story and will be published in the 2020 winner's anthology. I have poetry included in Poems from the Lockdown, a global collection of poets on the coronavirus era. FULL BIO
Geraldine is a writer and poet from Dublin, Ireland. She studied in UCD, worked in Advertising and Publishing and finally returned to her family roots to run a famous music shop in Dublin. She retired in 2021 after almost 30 years, and now writes full time.
Her poetry draws on a variety of inspirational sources - Old Irish mythology, Irish literary forms, modern politics mixed with the ancient tradition of Satire.
She has several poems in the Poetry From the Lockdown, Willowbrook Press, and her short story "A Stranger Among Friends" was a prizewinner in the Cunningham Short Story Comp and is included in the winners anthology 2020.
Her work has been published in Anthologies (inc Where The Hazel Falls /Electric Publications; Jane Raeburn Collection; Small Things; Pagan Paeans; Brigid's Runes) and Magazines (inc Asian Geographic -frontispiece, Tribes Edition; American Dowser)as well as Ezines (inc Prairie Poetry; Poetry Life and Times.) Other includes Gods and Radicals Anthology "A beautiful Resistance"; The 1916 Rising Commemorative Magazine "Sixteen" (several issues, featured poet.)
Geraldine was a founding editor of the PPP poetry ezine/workshop which is now a small poetry collective dedicated to helping new authors. She was also editor of Pagan Paeans (with Simone L Hogan). In 2011 she was a prize winner, Listowel Writers Week John Creedon Inaugral Poetry Competition. Her work has been performed by theatre groups in the USA and UK - notably "Death of the Hero" and "Bealtine".CEREMONIES
Geraldine has taught online classes in Poetry and folk magic traditions notably through the Irish Pagan School
and has been a teacher and leader in Irish spirituality for many years, and have written and performed ceremonies for Births, Deaths, Weddings, Cleansing and most recently, Renaming/Separation ceremonies.
She is happy to work for anyone who requires it regardless of any considerations of sexual orientation, gender, or spirituality. Her focus is on creating truly bespoke ceremonies, inspired by the needs and aspirations of my clients. She wants them to not only reflect the occasion but enable the person to express their unique sense of self.