Summer Writing Weekend - Crafting the Poem

Deadline: 31 Jul 2021

Learn how to craft vivid and original poetry. Suitable for beginners and for writers at a more advanced stage in their development.

NOTE: The workshop takes place in two parts:

Part 1 Saturday 31 July, 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Part 2 Sunday 1 August, 2.00pm - 4.30pm

This workshop spread over two mornings will provide you with a full understanding of the poetic form. It will guide you through the elements of the poem including metaphor, simile, rhythm, sound, line and line breaks, density of language etc. The workshop will be facilitated in a friendly manner using, discussion, writing exercises, and personal feedback. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer, the workshop is designed to allow you to develop at your pace and to your own level.

Gerard Beirne has been teaching writing for 30 years and has published 6 books of fiction and poetry. Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award winner, shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award (Best First Collection of Short Stories), Bord Gais Irish Book Awards (Short Story), and Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award.

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