Valerie was Born in Waterford and moved to Dublin when she was seven. She began writing after graduating with her Diploma in Advanced Computer Programming at Trinity College, Dublin. She then graduated from University College, Dublin with a B.A. hons. Psychology degree, going on to study at London’s Institute of Psychiatry.

She later returned to Trinity College, graduating with an M. Phil. in Creative Writing and also received a University College Dublin School of Film scholarship to study for her Certificate in Screenwriting.

Find articles on writing and winning the Hennessy New Irish Writer award in The Sunday Tribune, The Munster Express and Wales Arts Review.

She teaches creative writing at City of Dublin ETB and People’s College, Dublin, and has facilitated writing workshops for Dublin Simon Community, Platform 1 (South Dublin Writers’ Open Forum) and other groups in the community. More information here and here. She has eight years experience as a creative writing tutor and is available for mentoring, readings and workshops.

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