Lynda Tavakoli is a poet, novelist and freelance writer from Northern Ireland. She is a professional member of the Irish Writers Centre and was nominated Best of the Net 2022 for her writing in short story fiction. Lynda has facilitated the Seamus Heaney Award for schools and numerous creative writing classes for adults. ‘The Boiling Point for Jam’ (Arlen House) her debut poetry collection, has received wide acclaim for its raw honesty and authenticity.
In part 22 of her diary, Lynda Tavakoli shares her story of visiting the Lowden Guitars factory.Read more
Acceptance, self-care and facing reality may be the key to coping with unexpected illness and loss.Read more
A near accident, a wandering stranger, a fall and a memory of a parent.Read more
In part 19 of her diary, Lynda Tavakoli meets a dear friend in a poignant last birthday celebration.Read more
In this eighteenth instalment of her diary, Lynda Tavakoli looks back on the day that she got married.Read more
In this seventeenth instalment of her diary, Lynda Tavakoli writes about her experience of miscarriage.Read more
Lynda Tavakoli describes how a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau affected her, having grown up in Northern Ireland during the ‘Troubles’Read more
Reflections on the effects of the ageing processRead more
In this ninth instalment of her diary, Lynda Tavakoli talks about the impact dementia can have on loved ones and...Read more
In this eighth instalment of her diary, Lynda Tavakoli writes about life without a mobile phone.Read more
In this sixth instalment of her diary, Lynda Tavakoli writes about her endeavours in the kitchenRead more
In this fifth instalment of her diary, Lynda Tavakoli shares her love of music.Read more
In this fourth instalment of her diary, Lynda Tavakoli shares her experiences on living with cancerRead more
Lynda Tavakoli finds a poem in the words of Trump's NRA speech. Not a happy one.Read more
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