The art and craft of editing poetry with Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Location: The Dingle Skellig Hotel

Date: Saturday 19 November

Time: 10.00 – 13.00 IST/GMT

Cost: €75

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Who the workshop is for

This workshop is suitable for anyone who would like to acquire insights into the process of sculpting and editing a poem for the page. Beginner writers and emerging poets are welcome.

Join Annemarie Ní Churreáin for an intimate workshop exploring the art and craft of editing poetry. 

What the workshop covers

How to unlock the magic of the poem? How to shape a poem on the page? How to take a poem from first draft to completion? Participants will learn new editing tips and techniques in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Workshop activities will include close reading of work by established poets, creative writing exercises, and a group discussion of work submitted by each workshop participant.

What you can expect

Each participant is asked to submit work by Friday 11 November.
This submission will be read by the workshop leader in advance of the workshop and circulated to the entire group on the day. Participants can expect personalised feedback and constructive comments on the day. Please see the submission guidelines.

Guidelines for poetry submission
– Your submitted poem should total no more than 40 lines
– Please do not submit a completed poem. Instead, submit a poem in need of editing
– Please submit the poem via email, in both a Word doc and a PDF doc
– Please make your submission to Dingle Literary Festival by email  to which will collate the poems together and share them with the workshop leader.We will print copies for all workshop participants and circulate them on the day of the workshop.
– Please be aware that whilst we will also use writing prompts on the day there will be an overall, concentrated focus on learning from each other by group editing the submitted poems.
– Participants are expected to bring writing materials. All hand-outs and photocopies will be provided by the workshop leader.

What outcomes can be expected

It is anticipated that participants will leave the workshop with a newly deepened sense of their work, and with new knowledge of what steps need to be taken to bring their poem to a stage of completion.

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ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN is a poet from the Donegal Gaeltacht. Her books include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017), Town (The Salvage Press, 2018) and The Poison Glen (The Gallery Press, 2021). She is a recipient of the Arts Council Next Generation Artist Award and a co-recipient of The Markievicz Award. Of her work The Los Angeles Review of Books states “that Ní Churreáin can condense the prototypical life of a young Irish woman into half a page while sustaining the poem’s impact is testament to her ability as a storyteller, the vividness of her language, and the universality of the portraits she is painting…”. The Yale Review reports that she “often captures a whole world of cultural and historical implications in a single, simple, but metaphorically rich image”. Ní Churreáin is a former literature fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany, Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris and The Jack Kerouac House of Orlando. Ní Churreáin’ is the 2022 Decade of Centenaries Poet in Residence with Donegal County Council Archives Service.
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Cancellation/Refund Policy

You are entitled to a refund within one week of your payment, (less card processing fee of 2.00% of the workshop fee) provided that the workshop has not already started.
We cannot refund fees in respect of cancellation after this time. We cannot offer partial refunds to students who do not finish the workshop.