Pat Boran

Pat Boran was born in Portlaoise, Ireland in 1963 and currently lives in Dublin where he is Programme Director of the Dublin Writers Festival. In recent years he has been Dublin City Writer-in-Residence, and has held residencies at Dublin City University and with Dublin City Libraries. A frequent contributor to books and arts programmes on RTE Radio 1, he presents the RTE Radio 1 poetry programme, The Enchanted Way. He has conducted writing workshops throughout Ireland, and a revised and expanded edition of his popular writers’ handbook, The Portable Creative Writing Workshop, originally published in 1999, will be reissued this year.