Poetry Workshop for emerging poets with Jackie Kay

  • Friday 26 January (am)
  • Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
  • Tickets: Free, by application only

"Kay’s strength as a poet has always been her clear, plain style, and its fearless spoken poignancy" - Daily Telegraph

One of Scotland's "most celebrated living writers" (The Spectator), Jackie Kay is Scotland's third modern Makar (national poet) and is also currently Chancellor of Salford University. She was made MBE for services to literature in 2006 and her poetry collections include Darling: New and Selected Poems (2007), and Fiere (2011), which reflects on her Nigerian and Scottish heritage.  Her latest collection, Bantam, was published by PanMacMillan in October 2017.  

Like much of her own work, Jackie's workshop at Poetry Ireland will encourage participants to explore themes of identity and belonging. Applications are invited from emerging poets. Interested poets are invited to submit a short expression of interest to tell us how this workshop would benefit your poetry to info@poetryireland.ie by 5pm on Friday 19 January. 

Black, Asian, and minority ethnic writers, or writers from other under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.