Beginning Poetry with Paul Muldoon

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Monday 11 to Friday 15 July 2022

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Monday 11 to Friday 15 July, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Admission: €225


There are two people involved in the making of every poem — a writer and a reader, an alchemist and a structural engineer, an innocent and a know-it-all. This five day workshop explores strategies for harnessing these two-person teams to the advantage of your poem. Come prepared to write 4 poems over the course of the session and, more importantly, leave your preconceptions at home.


Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai is closed for the summer due to building works taking place and so the five workshops – Novel, Crime, Poetry, Threat of Writing and Short Story – will now be taking place in St Goban’s College, Seskin, Bantry. St Goban’s College’s Eircode is  P75 CY26.

Directions: From Wolfe Tone Square, turn into New Street and continue on up the hill past Bantry Library. Turn left onto Chapel Street and continue on this road, with St Finbarr’s Church on the right. The road bends to the right and continue straight. You will see the road on your right leading to Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai, the usual workshop venue. Do not turn up this road but continue on until the next turning on the right. It is signposted St Finbarr’s School. Turn right here and continue past St Finbarr’s School until the end of the road where you’ll see a row of three houses. The road bends to the right and you will see St Goban’s College car park on your right. Please use this car park. Please follow the signs to the Reception where registration will take place.



Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon is the author of fourteen full length collections of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Howdie-Skelp (2021) His other awards...

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