Mark Roper

County
Kilkenny
Genre
Poet
Sessions
Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop, Master Class
Age Group
11-15, 16 - 18
Level
Post Primary
Languages
Works in English ONLY
Availability
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Afternoons
Travel
Yes

Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience

My collections of poetry include: The Hen Ark (Peterloo/ Salmon, 1990). This won the Aldeburgh Best First Collection Prize in 1991. Catching the Light (Peterloo/ Lagan Press) came out in 1997. The Home Fire (Abbey Press, 1998) and Whereabouts (2005).

My poems have been published in many different magazines and anthologies.

I have taught creative writing for many years, in adult education centres, schools, centres for older citizens, and prisons.  I was once writer-in-residence at Waterford Regional Hospital.

I have now done several of the 8-week Poetry Ireland residencies in schools, which I've found very enjoyable. 

Session Details

For creative writing sessions, I prefer the group size to be no more than 15, though I have often worked with larger groups. Generally I will work with a group on a writing exercise of some kind, and I would hope on every occasion that each student would write a poem, and would enjoy doing so. I'm happy to give readings to larger groups.

Telephone
(051) 643 270
Email
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