As we move towards the end of the year, we would like to extend our thanks to all our brilliant collaborators, visitors, followers and supporters for helping us make 2020 happen.
We are also very busy planning supports, activities and programme for the year ahead and before we break for the festive season, we have outlined three projects for you to watch out for 2021. Stay tuned for more announcements as there is so much more to come!
Archive of Working Class Writing
A new online archive centring the voices of working class writers who wrote out of community settings in Dublin in the 1970s to 1990s. The project will be led by Dr Emma Penney, poet Sophie Meehan and digital artist Áine O'Hara and will recover important work that has been unarchived and largely unread for decades, emphasising poetry as a working class artform. Funding is from the Arts Council’s Literature Project Award, with benefit in kind from Poetry Ireland.
Workshop with Tara Bergin
This two-hour workshop with poet and lecturer Tara Bergin - taking place on 19 February - is aimed towards poets who have a strong track record of publication (a pamphlet or collection, or poems published in reputable journals).
We'll be opening applications for this in the New Year so keep an eye on our website and social media.
Writing Home is a creative engagement project led by artist Colm Keegan. This exciting pilot project is designed to give a voice to and support the wellbeing of residents of homeless services. Its aim is to use poetry, writing and spoken word to provide a valuable, authentic and apolitical insight into life in homeless facilities so that readers from all walks of life can engage with and learn from our participants.
The initiative was developed by Colm Keegan with Kilkenny County Council and is supported by Poetry Ireland, and made possible with funding from Creative Ireland.