Friday, 5 October 2012

Seanchaí Kerry Writers Museum - writing poetry course

Writing Poetry - 10th & 11th November, 2012 Director : Alan Jude Moore

This weekend workshop is aimed at poets who are working towards a first collection or who are building up a track record of publications.
Over the course of the two days we will explore various aspects of your work and the work of your peers to give you a better sense of your abilities and how best they might be applied to move your work on to the next level.  Each participant will be expected to send a poem in advance so that we can focus on your work in a critical, but always constructive, workshop environment.  In addition to looking at the work of the group, we will also look at a selection of contemporary poets and examine how lessons we learn from their work can be applied to our own.
One of the principles of the poetry workshop is that by interacting with your peers and engaging in constructive critique of your work and their work, each participant will benefit.  We want each participant to leave the workshop with a better sense of their abilities, their strengths and - not least - their poetic imagination and how best these can be applied to write the poetry they want to.
Alan Jude Moore was born in Dublin and graduated from Trinity College Dublin where he studied Political Science.  His published work includes the poetry collections Black State Cars (Salmon Poetry, 2004), Lost Republics (Salmon Poetry, 2008) and Strasbourg (Salmon Poetry, 2010).  A new collection is due to be published next year.  He has been twice shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award in the fiction category and his work has been translated into Italian, Russian and Turkish.
Alan has taught several courses at the Irish Writers' Centre, including creative writing for beginners and an advanced poetry workshop.  He has also facilitated poetry workshops for the national organisation for poetry, Poetry Ireland, and recently adjudicated the annual Poetry Ireland Introductions Series.  He is the editor of the online literary magazine The Burning Bush 2 (

Alan will read from his work on Saturday November 10th at 8 pm.  Admission free for workshop participants and €5 for the general public.

Course Fees & Booking Information
Fee Per Workshop : €130.00
  • The fee includes all tuition. It does not include accommodation, meals and transport to and from Listowel. 
  • Light refreshments will be available at break times. 
  • A non-refundable deposit of €50.00 is required when booking your course. The balance is due 2 weeks prior to commencement of the workshop.
  • All payments should be made in €uro. All major credit cards are accepted. Cheques should be made payable to The Seanchaí Centre.
  • Seanchaí reserves the right to cancel the course at short notice. In this event, a full refund will be made.
  • Courses will run from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. Daily times may be subject to change, and participants will be notified of any changes prior to the workshop.
  • The workshop director will agree appropriate break times with participants on arrival.
  • Places are limited. Strict priority will be given to those who register 4 weeks in advance of the workshop.
  • Where participants are asked to submit work, this should be done at least 2 weeks in advance of the workshop.
How to Book :
See website here

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