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Introducing the Art & Craft of Writing Poetry: Experimenting with The Irish Language

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

€40 – €105

A series of 3 Online Poetry Workshops with Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Annemarie is an award winning poet from Cloich Cheann Fhaola in the Donegal Gaeltacht and current writer in residence at Maynooth University of Ireland.

3 x Wednesdays @ 10am – 1pm; 30th September, 28th October, 25th November (Individual Workshop €40/ All 3 €105)

Whether you are a seasoned or a budding poet, one or all of these workshops will have something very special to offer you. In the first Annemarie will guide you through the creation of your first draft. During the second, and with no prior experience necessary, you’ll get the chance to experiment using the Irish language. In the third and final workshop you’ll learn how to shape your poem.

At the Poet’s House, which is now home to the Song House, Annemarie first began her writing journey during her school years. Today, her work continues to be heavily influenced by wild landscapes and the meaning embedded into rural environments in the form of place-name histories, mythological stories and folklore. We are delighted to welcome Annemarie back to the Song House this Autumn and to offer you this wonderful opportunity to participate in an online interactive poetry workshop series with her.

  • This will be an immersive online learning and interactive experience – places are limited to 12 attendees per workshop.
  • There will be three 3-hour workshops designed by Annemarie, with all levels in mind.
  • You may wish to participate in all three or just one workshop, depending on your experience.
  • Cost will be €40 per workshop or €110 for all three when booked together
  • See below for dates times & details of what each individual workshop will be focussed upon & how to book your spot

Workshop 1 Creating Your First Draft

Date: Wed Sept 30th 2020 – 10am to 1pm

Where do poems come from? How can we begin to overcome the challenge of the blank page? In this relaxed and fun workshop, students will be guided through the mysterious process of ideas generation. By the end of the workshop, students will have several first drafts of new poems. Workshop activities will include creative writing exercises, close reading of texts, and discussion of works by contemporary poets. No previous experience of writing required. All welcome.

Individual Workshop:

40.00Add to cart


To subscribe to the whole course:

105.00Add to cart


Workshop 2 Experimenting with The Irish Language

Date: Wed 28th October 2020 – 10am to 1pm

How can we explore the Irish language through poetry? How can we begin to experiment in our poems with Gaeilge words, phrases or sentences? This workshop is suitable for those with the ‘cúpla focal’ or those seeking to dip their toe into the language for the first time. In a relaxed setting, students will draw inspiration from Irish language poems and English language translations. Workshop activities will include creative writing exercises, close reading of texts, and discussion of works by contemporary poets. No previous experience of creative writing required. All welcome.

Individual Workshop:

40.00Add to cart


To subscribe to the whole course:

105.00Add to cart


Workshop 3 Shaping Your Poem

Date: Wed 25th November 10am to 1pm

What is the relationship between language and form? How can we begin to give shape to the poem on the page? When is a poem complete? In this relaxed workshop, students will learn skills in poetry editing, looking closely at the nature of space, structure and line-breaks. Workshop activities will include creative writing exercises, close reading of texts, and discussion of works by contemporary poets. No previous experience of creative writing required. All welcome.

Individual Workshop:

40.00Add to cart


To subscribe to the whole course:

105.00Add to cart


More info on Annmarie

ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁINS’ debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the 2018 Shine Strong Prize for the best first collection in Ireland. She is also author of Town (The Salvage Press, 2018) and The Foundling Crib (Solstice, 2020).
Annemarie is a recipient of the Next Generation Artist Award from the Irish Arts Council. She has been granted literary fellowships by Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany, Hawthornden Castle in Scotland and Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida. Her awards include the John Broderick Award, the inaugural Markievicz Award and an Artist In Residence Bursary from The Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris. Most recently Annemarie was 2019-20 Writer in Residence at Maynooth University of Ireland. For more information visit www.studiotwentyfive.com

Details

Date:
October 28
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
€40 – €105
Event Category: