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Trish Bennett is an Irish writer who grew up on the Leitrim/Fermanagh border. She spent her youth changing jobs, careers, and cities, not realising that she was building up a lifetime of shenanigans to tap into later on when she gave in to the urge to write.
Bennett writes poetry, memoir, and short stories. The main themes in her work are the landscape of her people, and the antics of her family, and other creatures.
Bennett won The Leitrim Guardian Literary Award for Poetry (twice) and was a finalist or placed in several other competitions in the past few years including, Fish Publishing, The Allingham, North West Words (twice), Percy French, HeadStuff, Bailieborough, and The Bangor Literary Journal.
In 2019, she received an Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Award to assist in the development of her debut poetry collection. In December 2019, Hedgehog Poetry Press published Bennett’s first micro-pamphlet, Borderlines.
Bennett loves to connect with people through her words. She’s performed at numerous events in Ireland and the UK including The London Irish Centre, Cúirt, North West Words Culture night, RTE’s Poetry Programme, and BBC Radio Ulster.