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Workshops Spoken Word


28/07/2022 14:00 - 15:30




Take a snapshot look at the styles and interests of contemporary Irish poets – hopefully you will meet new poets that will appeal to you!

Come along to this workshop where we will read samples of work from new poets. The selection for this workshop has been drawn from recently released collections. 

In the second half of the workshop, we will take time to write and to respond to poems and poets of choice. We will explore how we can further our own personal connections to written word and what images, thoughts and memories poetry can evoke in our own lives. 

This will be a gentle guided writing experience, suitable for people at all stages of writing.
All materials will be provided on the day.


Bio:Joanne McCarthy writes in Waterford in both English and Irish. She is co-founder and co-editor of the literary journal The Waxed Lemon. Her work is published in Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The Honest Ulsterman, The Irish Independent New Irish Writing, Comhar, Splonk, Aneas and more. She is anthologised in /Hold Open the Door, The Ireland Chair of Poetry Anthology’, ‘The Stony Thursday Book’ and ‘The Same Page Anthology’ and more. She is a 2022 recipient of the Máire Mhac an tSaoi Gradam Fhilíocht na Gaeilge and she was selected by the Munster Literature Centre for Cork Poetry Introductions 2022. She is an Arts Council and John Hewitt International Summer School bursary recipient and she is currently reading poetry at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen's University Belfast.