Literary Workshops 2019

Poetry Workshop with Liz Berry

Lee Allen

Poetry Workshop with Liz Berry

Liz Berry

Colaiste Pobail Bheanntraí

Mon 15 July to Fri 19 July 2019

09:30 AM


Age Range


How can we give our poems wings? What lifts a poem from ordinary to extraordinary? How can we put play back at the heart of our poem-making?

Join award-winning poet Liz Berry for a week-long journey into the transformative world of poetry. In this advanced class we'll read, write, play and rediscover the electricity in our own writing. We'll try new voices, dig up the treasures of lost words, cast spells, explore endings and learn how to be kind to ourselves whilst being tough on our poems. Come ready to write and be enchanted!

Liz Berry's first book of poems, Black Country (Chatto 2014), described as a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’ (Guardian) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018.