Saturday 8 July 2023
Admission: Free but ticketed. Max 15 people. Age: 14-17
Poetry as Commemoration engages poetry as a way to deepen our collective understanding of Ireland’s past and to explore a challenging period of history spanning the War of Independence and Civil War. It is an initiative of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at UCD Library in partnership with Poetry Ireland and Arts Council Northern Ireland.
Writers aged between 14-17 are invited to join two Poetry as Commemoration workshops with poet David McLoghlin using archival materials as inspiration for creative writing. Participants will respond to local and national archival material from the War of Independence & the Civil War and afterwards they will be invited to submit their work to a special Poetry as Commemoration archive which will be housed in UCD Special Collections. Participants who have family stories or materials relating to the revolutionary period are invited to share these, but no family connection is necessary and all are welcome. Participants should attend workshops on both days.
Poetry as Commemoration is an initiative of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at UCD Library in partnership with Poetry Ireland and Arts Council Northern Ireland. Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 programme.
David McLoghlin is a poet, writer of creative nonfiction and teacher of creative writing. His books are Waiting for Saint Brendan and Other Poems and Santiago Sketches, both published by...Read More
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