Thursday, 28 February 2008

Poetry Now Workshop

The Poetry Now Festival is seeking 12 participants for a Poetry workshop with Henri Cole and Jamie McKendrick. The workshop will take place on the Saturday 6 April at a cost of €25 or €20 for students. There will be one scholarship available for each workshop

The deadline for applications is March 10th. The Poetry Now Festival is highly recomended and runs 3rd to 6th April so I suppose you have to be available in Dun Laoghaire that weekend.

Anyone interested in taking part should send three poems and a covering letter with contact details to Katie Donovan, Writer-in-Residence, c/o Arts Office, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown Co Council, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

There's an excellent analysis on how to read one of Jamie McKendrick's poems in the Independent here by Ruth Padel. Have you read her book, 52 ways to read a poem (or something like that.) Very insightful. I feel a distinct lack of education on how to read and analyse poems and fiction.

You can hear Henri Cole reading one of his poems here. He was a finalist for the Pulizer prize for poetry. He was featured on the blog, Poem of the week. I wonder if he knows and has been contacted for copyright?


Women Rule Writer said...

I think PN08 is actually the 3rd to 6th of April...

Emerging Writer said...

You're quite right. It's a great festival. Wonder when the programme's announced.

Paul H. Tubb said...

Hi, my name is Paul and I am featured as part of the festival...

I'm attending other events so hopefully it will be enjoyed.


Paul H. Tubb said...


My name is Paul and I am reading my work at the poetry now festival.

I'll view other events whilst I'm there, looking forward to it immensely.