Poetry - Reading, Writing, Editing
Start Date Duration Time Slot Fee
Saturday April 11th 8 Weeks 11am – 1pm €200

A course for those who enjoy reading and writing poetry and want to take their practice to the next level. All aspects of poetry – reading it, writing it, editing it – will be touched on and the emphasis will be on assisting workshop participants to finish a strong portfolio of new poems.

The workshop will be led by Jessica Traynor and Dave Lordan, both published poets with an excellent teaching record.



Week 1: Finding inspiration and gathering material
Week 2: The poet’s library and reading list – negotiating the canon
Week 3: Metaphor and simile
Week 4: Sound and rhythm
Week 5: Drafting and re-drafting
Week 6: The poem out loud – public reading and poetry for stage and radio
Week 7: The poetry journal and poetry publishing world
Week 8: Shaping a collection and readying for submission

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