- Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop, Master Class
- Age Group
- 11-15, 16 - 18
- Post Primary
- Works in English ONLY
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
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.
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.
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