Poetry Mentoring with Ciarán O’Driscoll

The Limerick Writers’ Centre is pleased to announce a mentoring service for poets. The service is aimed at those who are at intermediate level and beyond; looking to move to the next stage in their poetry writing – perhaps putting together a collection. Published poets will also find this helpful, they will be encouraged to stretch themselves and their writing and take their work forward.

The service operates on a one-to-one basis with three 45 minute sessions, Skype or Zoom, over a 7 to 10 day period, plus email correspondence.

Meetings will take place through Skype or Zoom. The Fee for participants is €120 payable in advance. (Cheque, Cash or PayPal)

The mentoring will be provided by poet Ciarán O’Driscoll. For further information, booking and terms and conditions, please contact Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com

Ciaran O'Driscoll was born in Callan, Co. Kilkenny in 1943 and lives in Limerick, he is a member of Aosdána. He has published six collections of poetry, including Gog and Magog (Salmon, 1987), Moving On, Still There (Dedalus, 2001), and Life Monitor (Three Spires Press, 2009). His work has been translated into many languages. Liverpool University Press published his childhood memoir, A Runner Among Falling Leaves, in 2001. His novel A Year’s Midnight was published by Pighog in 2012. He has won a number of awards for his work, including the James Joyce Prize and the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry. His poem ‘Please Hold’, included in Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry (Faber, 2015), has become a prescribed text in post-2000 poetry for A Level Literature in the UK. His most recent publication is a poetry chapbook, The Speaking Trees (SurVision Books, 2018).

What others have said:
“Ciaran was an inspiration, due to his technical knowledge acquired over decades of writing and publishing, his wide reading and his generosity of spirit.” - Ciarán O Griofa, Limerick.  

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