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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 - 13 minutes

John MacKenna is a Jacob’s Award winning RTE Radio 1 broadcaster, author of novels, short-story collections, memoir and poetry. In 2020, he, and author Angela Keogh, founded the publishing company - The Harvest Press - to publish new work, offer performances and workshops and have scripts for theatre productions available. www.theharvestpress.ie.

His most recent book about growing up in Castledermot is “I Knew This Place”- a collection of his radio essays from the RTE Radio 1 programme Sunday Miscellany over the past fifteen years, dealing with everything from the social and personal history of his home place to climbing Greek mountains.

John teaches Creative Writing at Maynooth University and at The Hedge School on the Moone.

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