‘Paper People’: Plants & Prisoners in Poetry: Creative Writing with Sarah Byrne

‘Paper People’: Plants & Prisoners in Poetry: Creative Writing Workshop with Sarah Byrne

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Wednesday 12 July 2023

10:00 am

12:30 pm

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Join Sarah Byrne for ‘Paper People’: Plants & Prisoners in Poetry, a creative writing workshop in the gardens of Bantry House.

Maximum Participants: 14. Writers of all genres are welcome

Admission: €30

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Plants and prisoners share many experiences; immobility, loss and the capacity to regenerate. This workshop draws its design inspiration from the ‘Walking Lab’s four themes: place, sensory inquiry, embodiment and rhythm. Sarah will guide writers through different plant sites and practices in Bantry House Gardens that will help to create work. Through close readings of poems by writers such as Reginald Dwayne Betts and Ellen Bass, we will reflect on privilege, prison and the power of poetry to grow new realities.



Sarah Byrne

Sarah Byrne writes, teaches and edits for a living. She lives between France and Ireland and her work has appeared in The Irish Times, The New Statesman and Poetry Ireland...

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