Sunday, 18 July 2010

The Inishbofin Jaunt Poetry Weekend

Write, read and hear poetry on Inishbofin island on the August Bank Holiday weekend! In this weekend course, running Saturday 31 July to the morning of Monday August 2nd, poets and tutors Yvonne Cullen and Sean Lysaght will lead classes for beginners and also for those wishing to strengthen their skills and poetic voices.

Tuition Fee for the weekend is 230 euro. To apply or to receive the course programme please email

ACCOMMODATION: Please note that course fee does not include accomodation or board. Course programme available by email includes accomodation listings ranging from hostel to hotel

COURSE ORGANISER and WRITING TRAIN WRITING WORKSHOP LEADER YVONNE CULLEN: Course organiser and facilitator Yvonne has been leading writing workshops for 18 years. She was described in the Irish Times recently as " That rare thing, a writer who writes beautifully and can pass on the skill." Sean's poetry, it has been said, "brings us not just to the natural world, but also to the environment of the imagination, the environment of language, the environment of literature and of the world's store of legend and tale."


yvonne c said...

Thanks for this post! The weekend is coming together beautifully! Involving the possibility of a reading on the boat out now as well...always a good thing, and two Galway County libraries events on the island over same weekend. They'll be, firstly, an exploration of Latvian poetry, facilitated by me ( Yvonne!) at Inishbofin library on Sunday night and, secondly, a kids' writing workshop with me at the library on Monday morning. Still a few places on the weekend too. Thanks for your lovely blog!

Emerging Writer said...

Sounds like a great weekend. You're bound to fill the remaining places now it's on my blog(!)

yvonne c said...

Dear Emerging Writer, I think you might be right! And if your readers contact me by Friday, mentioning that they came from your blog, there may be some pretty helpful discounts available on the already fair course fee, to help some more of them get to the weekend.

I am already offering discounts for Bofin residents and two writers from the Galway area. I know the weekend's going to be fantastic, and I want more people to be able to make it. So if readers of your blog want to contact me with a brief writing bio and a note of why they're interested in the weekend, I'll be able to offer a reduced fee to two people from here.

We'll be able to help source shared accommodation in hostel or B and B too.
Yvonne Cullen