Patricia ‘Trish’ Groves is a creative digital media producer and author, and public engagement professional, based in Ireland.
She is a professional member of the Society of Authors and a full member of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland. She was an organiser and judge for the annual Poetry Ireland and Trocaire global justice poetry competition from 2011 until 2020, and was formerly a juror for the screenwriting category of the Irish Film & Television Academy.
Her traditionally-published historical biography, ‘Petticoat Rebellion – The Anna Parnell Story‘, was released in 2009 by The Mercier Press. ‘Petticoat Rebellion’ was featured as Irish Times Book of the Day, and was selected from over 300 submissions for ‘Great Irish Book Week‘ that same year.
Her quirky, short film ‘Rapunzel – The Blonde Years‘, produced through the Irish Film Board’s ‘Virtual Cinema’ scheme, has had over 730,000 hits on YouTube, and has been used as an education resource in schools across Ireland for discussing gender and development. Her filmmaking has been supported by the Irish Film Board and the Arts Council of Ireland, including a placement with the No Strings Productions team in New York for the No Strings Africa project.