Writing a poem is a journey of discovery because often poems have their own ideas about what they want to say and how to get there. In this stimulating online poetry workshop open to all, poets Nicholas McLachlan and Eileen Sheehan will honour the journey the poem wants you to take. There will be touchstone poems, exercises to generate new material and fascinating insights into the creative process. No previous experience of writing is required but be prepared to be taken someplace unexpected.
This is a 3-hour zoom online course with a maximum of 12 participants.
The cost of the course is €50
Nicholas McLachlan is a writer and teacher of poetry and fiction. His first collection of poetry, The Rain Barrel, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2015. His second collection is due in 2022. He received the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship for 2016. He mentors individual writers and teaches creative writing, poetry and fiction to university, school and community groups.
Eileen Sheehan is a Killarney-based poet who has read at festivals in Ireland and abroad including The Shanghai Literary Festival; the ACIS Conference in Davenport, Iowa; Writers’ Week Listowel and The Cork International Poetry Festival. Her third collection, The Narrow Way of Souls (Salmon Poetry) was launched in May 2018. One of the poems from this collection is on the Leaving Certificate English Syllabus 2019 – 2022.