Dermot Bolger with his sons after they had performed his poem, Venice and their song, Sad and Beautiful World, at the DublinSwell event in Dublin's National Convention Centre.

Dermot Bolger in conversation with the writer Sebastian Barry at the South Dublin County Council annual libraries' Reader's Day.

Dermot Bolger's poem, Wedded, now on permanent display in the Coombe National Maternity Hospital, Dublin.

My apologies that I so rarely update this, but here, as of January 2013, is a list of some of my forthcoming confirmed appearances in 2013:

January 31st

Dundalk - a reading with music by my sons, Donnacha and Diarmuid Bolger

March 18th - March 21st

Speaking and reading engagements in Upsalla, Sweden where my play, The Parting Glass, will be performed by Ray Yeates in an Axis Production.

March 22nd - 23rd

A reading in Stockholm with music by my sons, Donnacha and Diarmuid Bolger

March 26th

Ashbourne Cultural Centre panel discussion.

April 19th - 21st

Reading and speaking at Franco Irish Literary Festival in National Library of Ireland

April 27th

I present a reader's Day in Mallow Library, introducing David McWilliams, Deirdre Purcell, Carlo Gebler and Monica McInerney and others (line-up may change)

May 6th

A public reading and conversation with the poet Paul Durcan as part of the Phizzfest in Phibsborough, Dublin.

May 31st

Listowel Writers Week

June 29th

Synge Summer School, Wicklow, in conversation about playwriting with Dr Patrick Lonergan in Avondale House, Rathdrum.

Other news

Uncollected fiction: Some readers may be interested in tracking down some uncollected fiction that I have never gathered together into a collection.

My short story, "Coming Home", has recently appeared in the anthology, "Silver Threads of Hope" (edited by Sinead Gleeson in aid of the charity, Console, New Island)

My short story, "Martha's Streets", has recently appeared in English with a facing French translation in the bilingual review, "Meet No 16: Quito/Dublin". It can also be found in the anthology "New Dubliners" edited by Oona Frawley (New Island Books, Dublin and Pegasus Books, New York) which is also available in Chinese and will shortly be published in Serbian.

My short story, "Why are you Doing This", can be found in "From the Republic of Conscience: Stories Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights" (Liberties Press).

My short story, "Wintering" can be found in the anthology "New Irish Short Stories" edited by Joseph O'Connor (Faber & Faber) with an abridged version of it broadcast by BBC Radio 4.

My short story about Roger Casement, "The Lover" can be found in The Faber Book of Best New Irish Short Stories 2006/2007, edited by David Marcus. My tribute essay about David Marcus can incidentally be found in Poetry Ireland Review No 100.

My short story, The Visitor, was published by The Irish Times on August 11th 2012 and is available on their website.

Finally my thanks to the various amateur and professional groups who continue to stage my plays. Many of my plays are in print but any company who cannot find a copy of available is welcome to e-mail me to request a reading copy by PDF of the text of any play they possess an interest in seeing.