Saturday 23, November 10.00 – 16.00
Venue: Dingle Hub
One-day Poetry Workshop with Annemarie Ní Churreáin and Nicholas McLachlan
Being a poet is sometimes like being a magician who must produce from imagination a thing of mystery. In this intensive and stimulating workshop, co-piloted by poets Annemarie Ní Churreáin and Nicholas McLachlan, students will be encouraged to experiment with language and ideas, to gain confidence in the shaping of poems on the page and to acquire knowledge of some of the techniques most commonly used in the trickster trade of writing poetry. Taking certain touchstone poems as models the workshop will focus on producing new material, as well as enabling what has already begun, to develop. No previous experience of writing required. All welcome!
Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from northwest Donegal. Her publications include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) and Town (The Salvage Press, 2018). She is a recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award by President Michael D. Higgins on behalf of the Arts Council. Ní Churreáin is the 2019-20 Writer-In-Residence at National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Nicholas McLachlan is from Dublin and now lives in Ventry, Co Kerry. His first collection of poetry The Rain Barrel was published by Salmon Poetry in 2015. He was awarded the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship the same year. He teaches poetry and fiction and works with individuals, university, school and community groups.