Defined as a woman of too many words;
My name is Anna O’Faolan.
I write fiction, social commentary, poetry, songs and copy and.. so on…
I am passionate about stories, creative risk, philosophical enquiry, cultural diversity, compassion, empowerment, community, the power of comedy, the sharing of knowledge, what happens when we sing and the impartial gaze of the natural world.
Inspired by the way we use the past to both encounter and create our future, I mourn the passing of affordable pathways to education and remain hopeful that University will one day, again become accessible to all.
Last year I self-published a magazine for children; The Lark Magazine, a labour of love!
Topics I have written on include: Cultural Heritage, Literature, Philosophy, History, Mindfulness, Science, Spirituality, Art, Women’s Health, Relationships, Creativity, Parenting, Nutrition, Travel, Food, Gardens, Community, Social Justice, Politics.
A devotee of the Romantic movement, childhood fan of Tom Baker, Tolkien,Spike Milligan and Bob Dylan,( all men..interesting…not a lot of women on the cultural radar at the time of my childhood)…ah where was I..yes.. traveller on the path of parenthood, beginner guitarist, poet, nature child and ..writer of things…
The Lark Magazine
The Lark Magazine contains stories, poems, plays, riddles, philosophy and more. With an emphasis on creative writing, the publication offers literacy support, caters to visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles, and offers space for children to contribute works.
Through the sharing of creative works, Kids Quills supports readership and authorship of new, independent literature, as well as cultural exchange between children, hoping to build awareness of the daily experiences which define life on a planet of such great diversity, and prompt thoughts as to what kind of future children want to build together.
The Magazine aims to balance the use of technology for learning and leisure, encourages artistic exchange for enjoyment and growth, in place of reward. In this way it hopes to inspire children to think and express creatively, recognising the value of their unique contribution to local culture and in turn the Global Village.
This is an Independent and self funded publication, kept afloat by romantic faith in my usefulness as a writer, as well as the patience and support of my daughters and the divinity of the natural environment in which have made our home.
Released at the change of the seasons, you can find out more, or subscribe, via the website.
In 2015 an old friend dared me to write poery. You can read it on my poetry site.
Poetry : https://www.fridaypoetspress.com/
To check out the renaissance man for yourself : www.jamieqroberts.com
Articles published on UPLIFT
Does Happiness Make You Less Creative?
Is Free Will an Illusion?
Has Science Proven the Existence of God?