Poetry Masterclass with Paul Muldoon for poets aged 16-18 years

  • Friday 2 November 2018
  • Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy, Magherafelt
  • Tickets: Free, by application

Poetry Ireland and Seamus Heaney HomePlace are delighted to announce a masterclass for young poets with world-renowned Northern poet Paul Muldoon.  Poets aged 16-18 years who are attending post-primary school in Northern Ireland are welcome to apply. 

Paul Muldoon has been described as “the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War”. He is the author of 12 collections of poetry, and, in addition, has written libretti, rock lyrics, and many books for children. He has won numerous awards, including the T.S. Eliot Prize (1994), the Pulitzer Prize (2003), and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry (2017).

A limited number of students will be selected from schools across Northern Ireland to attend the 2-3 hour masterclass, making this a unique opportunity to work with this acclaimed poet in the evocative and inspirational setting of Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy.

To apply, students are asked to submit an example of their own work: a single poem of up to 40 lines, or 2 poems of between 12 and 24 lines, not previously published, along with their name and contact details, and the name and contact details of a parent/guardian/teacher to writersinschools@poetryireland.ie.

Submissions should be in Word format. Applicants are asked to ensure their availability on Friday, 2nd November prior to making a submission.

The closing date is 30th September 2018 at 5pm. Applicants selected will be notified by Friday, 14th October 2018.

For more details about this unique opportunity, contact Anna Bonner on +353 1 678 9022 or e-mail writersinschools@poetryireland.ie

Event Partners

  • Seamus Heaney HomePlace