with Lani O' Hanlon
What makes good writing compelling, vital and believable? Why do we return again and again to our favourite authors and books? We all have different taste and writing can be experimental or more traditional but good writing has certain shared qualities which we will examine while reflecting back on our own writing, its strengths and weaknesses.
This one day intensive is suitable for emerging writers and those just starting out who would like to improve their craft.
Saturday 10th June
€85 per day, including lunch
To apply contact Mary Lys on 087 2970692 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are fully booked for Don Share - we are delighted with the response to this wonderful workshop. Thank you to everyone for signing up so early. We are currently operating a waiting list. Just contact email@example.com
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a Poetry Masterclass with Don Share, the famous Editor of 'POETRY' (Chicago), author of WISHBONE as well as translator of Hernandez and editor of the recent Faber edition of Basil Bunting’s poems.
Calm, wise and highly influential among poets of the English-speaking world, Don is a brilliant teacher and a wonderful mentor.
The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council is pleased to announce details of the Waterford Poetry Prize 2017. The Waterford Poetry Prize is open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland.
The prize will be presented at the Imagine Arts Festival incorporating the Waterford Writers Weekend which runs from October 19th - 29th 2017 in venues throughout Waterford city and county. This prize has emerged from the influence of the late Waterford writer Seán Dunne whose poetry still continues to inspire.
There is no age limit and no entry fee for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2017.
The first prize is €400 plus attendance at a designated writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore in 2018. 2nd prize €300. 3rd prize €200. The closing date for receipt of entries is 12 noon on 26th June 2017.
The Irish launch of Sally's book took place in Ballymaloe. Standing room only, and all the books sold out. First we were treated to an excerpt of an interview John Bowman did with Molly on Radio 1. Speeches were given by Sally's good friends Thomas McCarthy and Ken Thomspon, and also the Editor of Virago, Lennie Goodings. Tom told us that he could hear Molly speaking through the pages and Lennie told us of Sally arriving with her hand written manuscript in a basket.
Here are some links relating to the book
Our writer in residence, Lani O'Hanlon has been published in POETRY. What an honour to have a poem published in the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. Congratulations Lani. Click here
'For the last fifty years of my life I have lived in a cottage - a cottage hanging above Ardmore bay, above the village and the Catholic church, its east window lighted over the sea on winter evenings. Beyond my cottage one of the finest round towers in Ireland reaches up to the sky above the ruined and beautiful church and monastery at its foot.'
The writer Molly Keane lived at Dysert in the picturesque village of Ardmore in County Waterford from 1950 until her death in 1996. She turned a bungalow into a house, which tucks into the hill overlooking Ardmore bay. It is here she wrote the Booker Prize runner up 'Good Behaviour' and the other best sellers 'Time After Time' and 'Loving and Giving'.
Her daughter Virginia Brownlow has now made the house available for use by contemporary writers of all abilities.