New Year Poetry Workshops at Galway Arts Centre with Kevin Higgins

Deadline: 24 Jan 2022

Starting in January, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three online poetry workshops, all facilitated by acclaimed poet Kevin Higgins.

Each week Kevin will give participants a poetry writing exercise for the following week and will offer each participant constructive suggestions as to how her or his poem can become the best possible poem it can be.  

Kevin is an experienced workshop facilitator and several of his students have gone on to achieve publication success. Kevin teaches poetry on the NUIG BA Creative Writing Connect programme and is Creative Writing Director for the NUI Galway Summer School. Kevin is also co-organiser of the successful Over The Edge reading series which specialises in promoting new writers.

The workshops will all commence the week of Monday January 24th. They will be conducted via Zoom in the usual friendly supportive manner that have made Kevin's regular in-person poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre so popular. Participants shouldn't worry about the technology! Full details of precisely how the workshop will function online will be explained to participants during the first session. 

They will take place on Tuesday evenings, 7-8.30pm (first class Tuesday, January 25th); on Thursday afternoons, 2-4pm (first class Thursday, January 27th) and on Friday afternoons, 2-3.30pm (first class Friday, January 28th).  

The Tuesday evening and Friday afternoon workshops are open to both complete beginners as well as those who’ve been writing for some time. The Thursday afternoon workshop is an Advanced Poetry Workshop, suitable for those who’ve participated in poetry workshops before or had poems published in magazines. The cost to participants is €110.

Places must be paid for in advance. To reserve a place contact reception at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, phone 091 565886, or email

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