Annual Poetry Writing Weekend Workshop directed by Caitríona Ni Chléirchín

The Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen, Co. Monghan is the venue for this weekend of poetry workshops in which acclaimed poet, Caitríona Ni Chléirchín will direct participants.
The Centre which is dedicated to Patrick Kavanagh, one of Ireland’s best loved poets is located in the picturesque and tranquil village of Inniskeen which nestles among the Monaghan drumlins


This course is suitable for beginners and those who have been writing for some time.
Participants are encouraged to send a sample of their work before the workshop. Work in both the English and Irish language will be welcome.
The workshop will cover the following topics: Reading a poem, the rhythmical expression of memory, emotion, the experience of the body and dreams, women’s writing,
The relationship between language and emotion, the relationship with landscape, the feeling for place, place names, the memory, folklore and history attached to place as well as the dual language tradition. Experimental Poetry is welcomed and inspiration, creativity, editing, getting published and translation will be discussed.

Caitríona Ní Chléirchín is an Irish-language poet, critic and lecturer originally from Gortmoney, Emyvale in Co. Monaghan. Her début collection Crithloinnir won the Oireachtas Prize for New Writers in 2010 and her second collection An Bhrídeach Sí published in 2014 has won the Michael Hartnett Prize 2015. She has published poetry in Comhar, Irish Pages, Cyphers, The Stinging Fly, Feasta, Blaiseadh Pinn, The SHOp, An t-Ultach and An Guth. She also writes reviews, academic and journalistic articles and over 20 reviews in The Irish Times, Comhar, and Taighde agus Teagasc and others.
She is also an Irish-language and literature lecturer at St. Patrick’s College DCU. Her doctorate was a pyschoanalytical body-centred reading of the Irish-language contemorary poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Biddy Jenkinson. Mícheál Ó Ruairc has described her as the new love lyricist writing Irish poetry today in Comhar, December 2010. Liam Carson has compared her work to that of the famous Russian Poet Marina Tsvetaeva, in his review of her first collection in Poetry Ireland Review 104, 2011.
For information and booking:
Patrick Kavanagh Centre,
Ph. 00353 (0)429378560

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