- Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop, Master Class
- Age Group
- 5 - 6, 7 - 10, 11-15, 16 - 18
- Primary, Post Primary
- Works in English ONLY
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience
Paul Casey’s début collection is home more or less (Salmon Poetry, 2012). His second, Virtual Tides, was published by Salmon in early 2016. He has published poems in five of his six spoken languages, along with articles, in journals and anthologies in Ireland, the US, China, Australia, South Africa, Romania and Bosnia-Herzegovina. A chapbook of his longer poems, It’s Not all Bad, was published by The Heaventree Press in 2009. He completed a poetry-film in 2010 based on Ian Duhig’s poem, The Lammas Hireling. He teaches multimedia and creative writing courses at the Cork College of Commerce and is poet in residence each May for Carechoice, a group of elderly homes in county Cork, during the Bealtaine festival. He also edits the annual Unfinished Book of Poetry, featuring verse written by transition year students from Cork city schools.
He has most recently been published in Café Review, The Penny Dreadful, Live Encounters, The Stony Thursday Book, Fulcrum and the Irish Examiner. In 2014 he wrote and performed an original collaborative piece with Afric McGlinchey, for Stephen J. Fowler’s Enemies project.
Casey performs at many festivals and venues, including at Beyond Baroque and The World Stage in Los Angeles, Poetry Africa in Durban, The Godiva Festival, the Cork Poetry festival, the Cúirt Festival of Literature, the Dromineer Literary Festival and at the Troubadour in London. He has been interviewed by RTE Radio 1 for the Poetry Programme and for Arena. He read in the Guild Hall in Coventry for the state visit of president Michael D. Higgins. He is the founder/director of Ó Bhéal, at www.obheal.ie.
Completely flexible with regards to size of group, classroom set-up and the session content. Sessions can range from focussed writing workshops (either form or free verse-based), to listening and appreciation interspersed with discussions, or even reading aloud sessions, or any combination of these. Mostly involves looking at a variety of examples (depending on the specific wishes of the group), seeing how they work and then generating a number of our own compositions. While poetry-based, many of the writing exercises are adaptable for short-form creative prose writing.
Age Group Details
While he has given workshops to individuals and groups of all ages since 2004, Paul prefers to work with post-primary and adult groups.