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Geraldine Mitchell

Geraldine Mitchell is an Irish writer and poet who was born in Dublin and who, since 2000, has been living on the Co. Mayo coast, close to the town of Louisburgh. She has a degree in English and French from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in English Literature from the University of Aix-en-Provence.

In 2008, she won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award and a Mayo County Council Bursary to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. In 2011, the Arts Council of Ireland awarded her a literature bursary.

Geraldine is the author of two novels for young people and a biography and, since moving to Mayo, she has published three collections of poetry, World Without Maps and Of Birds and Bones. Her third collection, Mountains for Breakfast, was launched in March 2017.

She is part of the Writers in Schools programme, run by Poetry Ireland. She acted at Poetry Ambassador for Trócaire from 2012 to 2015. In 2016 and 2017 she judged the children’s poetry competition at Dromineer Literary Festival.