Saturday, 22 October 2011

Poets/ Creative Writers required - North West Northern Ireland

Strabane District Council as part of its Peace Building through Cultural Legacy and Sports Programme funded by Peace III is seeking 4 creative writers/poets to assist with the delivery of workshops as part of the poetry mapping element of this project.

The project’s aims are:

• Promote use of shared spaces throughout the North West through the Celebration of Culture, Arts, Sports, Heritage and Identity’.
• To engage young people, older people and ethnic minorities from Strabane Town, Castlederg, Newtownstewart and Donemana in the creation of poetry map about contested spaces.
• The project will deliver a series of workshops  with the participation of the above target groups who will create poems that explore and interpret contested spaces, local histories and memories as well as their hopes for the future
• To create a poetry publication featuring the work of the participants for distribution to local schools, libraries and community groups
• To assist in the delivery of a Poem showcase in the one of the identified areas.

Please contact Pauline O’Neill for further information on how to submit a quote for the positions email or telephone 028 7188 4760.

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