WIS Database of Writers
- Rosemary Canavan
- Poet, Children's Writers & Illustrator
- Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop, Master Class
- Age Group
- 6 - 18
- Primary, Post Primary
- Works in English ONLY
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
productions & background experience
My poetry collections include Trucker's Moll (Salmon Press, 2007) & The Island (Storyline Press, USA, 1994), which was written while I was teaching at Spike Island Prison in Cork. The Island was shortlisted for the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize at the University of Melbourne. My poems have been widely published in anthologies & magazines. At present I am working on a novel for adults.
I have written & illustrated 2 children's books which were translated into Irish & published by An Gúm as Caitríona agus An tÉinín Óir (Caitriona and the Golden Bird, 1999), and Lios Chatiríona (Caitriona's Fairy Fort, 1991).
I have given workshops & readings to adults, & schoolchildren of all ages. In 2001 I was writer in residence for Co. Kerry, and I also ran writing projects for Cork 2005 with asylum seekers & a women's group. At present I'm poetry editor for Southword, the magazine of the Munster Literature Centre.
I have edited & produced collections of writing following work with groups of adults. Last year I selected young people's writing for the Kilkenny Arts Office's Rhyme Rag, & ran a masterclass for the selected writers.
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- Clountycarthy, Renanirree, Macroom, Co. Cork
- (026) 409 00