Áine Greaney

Irish Author. Workshop Leader.

Teaching Writing Workshops and Writing Stuff for 20+ years.

North Shore of Boston via Ireland

personal Essays, Articles and Media Interviews

Essays Published in the U.S., Ireland, Canada and the U.K.

Below is a sampling of my essay publications. Or check out my creative and health writing portfolio at Contently. 

I'm Not Judi Dench at The Feminist Wire

The Greatest Shows on Earth: The Case for Arts Education at Edutopia

Forget the Hearts and Flowers at the Boston Globe Magazine.

When Even Word Fail (In the wake of the 2016 election) at Cognoscenti, WBUR, Boston's NPR station.

Trump Rallies: The Damage Will Outlast the Next Presidency at The Huffington Post blog. 

A closet Full of America: Playing Dress Up in an Irish Farmhouse at Cognoscenti, WBUR, Boston's NPR Station

Coming To America: The White, English Speaking Immigrant's Lesser Burden, at Cognoscenti, WBUR, Boston's NPR Station 

Can Books Convert Us? At Books Ireland Magazine

Keep Calm and Carry On Being American. Yes, But Do We Remember How? 

Ireland Has Learned to Speak About The Loss of Emigration, at The Irish Times' Generation Emigration 

Green Card (Best American essays cited) audio version at The Drum: A Literary Magazine For Your Ears

Sanctuary (Pushcart nominated) published in The Drum: A Literary Magazine for Your Ears (first published in the anthology, Paige Leaves: Essays Inspired by New England)

The Obama Girls and "Showing Class" at Medium

How would human empathy impact the abortion debate? at Cognoscenti, WBUR, Boston's NPR Station

Recent Guest Blogs, Media Interviews

Interview At 'The Fem' Magazine 

Irish 'Mommy Dearest' Character as a Literary Trope at Books and Movies

Excerpt: In his memoir, "Angela’s Ashes," the late Frank McCourt wrote that “the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood.” Read the entire essay at  Books and Movies.

Writing presentation interview at Write Angles

On being an immigrant writer at Books in the City.

“What Rejection Teaches Us” at Lori’s Reading Corner.

Author interview at The Writer's Place.

Guest post, "Refinding Your Writing Groove" at Savvy Verse and Wit





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