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“When I Die, Dublin Will Be Written In My Heart.”

Hey guys! I’ve written at length about my study abroad trip to Ireland because A) I’m still processing everything that happened and B) you asked me to! Today I thought it would be fun to give a sort of overview … Continue reading

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I’ve Made It This Far.

Trigger warning: This post contains mention of suicide ideation. I was sitting on my bed on one of my first days in Ireland, half-numb with jet lag, scrolling through Facebook on my phone, when I saw the post. One of … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Identity, Heritage, & Irish-Americanness

I am 1/8th Irish. That doesn’t make me special: It describes many of the people I know. Millions of Irish immigrated to the US in the last couple of centuries, so it’s not at all surprising that many of the … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life Of A Study Abroad Student

Every year, I pick one day during which I keep track of anything and everything I do… then I turn it into a blog post so that you get a peek at my life! I started doing this my sophomore … Continue reading

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The 5 Strangest Things I Saw, Did, & Heard While In Ireland

What everyone else thinks of when I say “I’m a writer”: Hunching over a typewriter in a cold, poorly-lit garret, staring dejectedly at the rejection slips tacked onto my wall, dreaming impossible dreams What I think of: Carrying around a … Continue reading

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Bloomsday!

One of the most special days I spent in Ireland was Saturday, June 16th, AKA Bloomsday. Sometimes stylized as Bloom’s Day, the event is named after Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of James Joyce’s classic modernist novel Ulysses, and is a … Continue reading

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Plays I Saw In Dublin

As part of a course in Contemporary Irish Drama, my classmates and I saw four plays during our stay in Dublin. I love plays, but rarely have the chance to go to them, so you can imagine how spoiled I … Continue reading

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I Met Some Published Irish Authors & Here Is What I Learned (The Non-Derek Landy Edition)

As you guys know by now, I met Derek Landy (!) on his book tour in Dublin, got my picture taken with him (!!), and asked him to sign three of my Skulduggery Pleasant books (!!!). Definitely an experience I’ll … Continue reading

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Irish Writing Program Classes | AKA Yes, I Did Actually Have To Go To School & Didn’t Just Travel 24/7

Up until now, I haven’t really talked about the academic side of my experience in Ireland this summer. I mean, it is called STUDY abroad, after all, so you can bet that I did plenty of studying! While I was … Continue reading

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Derek Landy’s Resurrection Tour 2017 | I Attended A Book Signing @ Easons Dublin On 6.08.17!

Hello hello hello! Throughout my time in Ireland, my classmates and I wrote and workshopped a number of short creative nonfiction pieces about what we did there. When given the prompt of “arrival,” I spun it into an essay about … Continue reading

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