POETRY FOR BEGINNERS with DOIREANN NÍ GHRÍOFA
Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Colaiste Pobail Bheanntraí
Mon 17 July to Fri 21 July 2017
09.30 - 12.30
An intensive and exciting five-day course of poetry will be led by poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa. This workshop will be tailored to the needs of those who are beginning on their journeys as writers. The emphasis will be on surveying each writer’s inner landscape and facilitating them to write from their own interests and experience. Together, we will explore contemporary poems, analyse poetic techniques, and use interesting prompts to write new poetry of their own. Each writer will leave this series of lessons with new poems and a renewed confidence in their work.
Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer working both in Irish and English. Her writing explores domesticity, desire, and the multiplicity of women’s lives. Among her awards are the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Michael Hartnett Award and the Ireland Chair of Poetry bursary. She frequently participates in cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing poetry with film, dance, music, and visual art; she is currently working on a major commission with Crash Ensemble under the Art Council of Ireland’s Making Great Art Work project. Doireann’s writing has appeared widely both in Ireland and internationally, and has been translated into many languages, most recently to French, Macedonian, Gujarati, and English. Her fourth book is Oighear (Coiscéim, 2017). She writes “with tenderness and unflinching curiosity” (Poetry Magazine, Chicago).
Photo Credit: Brid O Donovan