Teresa Godfrey is an award-winning poet, short story writer, and filmmaker. She has written five feature film scripts on commission and had two children’s dramas – Coolaboola and You Looking At Me? – broadcast on Channel 4 television in the UK. Her feature film script, The Redemption of CharlieAdams, was shortlisted for the Orange/Pathe Prize and the Miramax Screenwriting Award. In 2005 she won the EU New Talent Award for her screenplay adaptation of Ann Pilling’s book, Black Harvest.
She founded the TIDY Youth Theatre Company with EU Peace and Reconciliation funding and produced plays in several prestigious theatres throughout Ireland. She has facilitated creative writing courses for arts groups, community groups and has also tutored an extramural course on Introduction to Screenwriting at Queen’s University, Belfast.
She was selected to perform her poetry at Cuirt Spoken Word Platform, Galway in 2018 and has read at various literary festivals, including the East Side Arts Festival, Belfast; Waterstones World Poetry Day 2018; Bangor Holocaust Memorial Day 2018; ‘Let Me Take You To the Island’ festival on Rathlin Island, County Antrim and Belmullet Writers’ Weekend.
Her poetry was commended in the 2019 Patrick Kavanagh Chapbook Award, in the Bray Literary Festival Poetry Award 2019, the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2019, the London Magazine Poetry Award 2018, the Allingham Poetry Competition, 2017, the Bangor Poetry Competition, 2017 and the Highland Park Poetry Challenge, Illinois, USA, 2018. Her debut poetry collection, This, Also, Is Mercy, was published by Summer Palace Press in 2021.