Autumn 2018 Adult Writers' Workshops for beginners

As part of our on-going commitment to Kilkenny writers, Kilkenny Arts Office and Kilkenny Library Service would like to announce their adult autumn 2018 Writers' Workshops.

Poetry Writing For Beginners
Tutor: Lani O' Hanlon
Commencing: 18th Sept -23rd Oct
Duration: 6 weeks
Venue: Urlingford Library, Kilkenny
Time: Tuesdays, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Cost: €45 / €40 concession

Journalling for Beginners
Tutor: Tara Heavey
Commencing: 5th Sept - 10th Oct
Duration: 6 weeks
Venue: Thomastown Library, Kilkenny
Time: Wednesdays, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Cost: €45 / €40 concession

In this course we will explore how our own sensual memories can become contemporary poems, an evocative smell, a daily ritual, objects, nature, places, and people. We will read contemporary poets and poems, for example; Seamus Heaney's 'Blackberry-Picking', Paula Meehan's 'Well' or Raymond Carver's 'A Haircut' and see how the everyday stuff in our lives can be infused with a power that slows life down and helps us to reflect on the sensual detail, humour, stillness, wonder and beauty in our own lives and the lives of others.
From a theatrical family, Lani O' Hanlon is an experienced group facilitator, dance and movement artist/therapist, author of Dancing the Rainbow, Holistic Well-Being through Movement (Mercier Press 2007) She has an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University and has studied fiction with The Stinging Fly. She received a travel and training award in 2017 from the National Arts Council to complete a first novel

Why keep a journal? So many reasons. To discover the writer within you. To keep a record for the future of how your life unfolds. To get to know the different parts of yourself. You'll discover these and many more on the Journalling for Beginners course. Over the six weeks, you will cover such exercises as the character sketch, captured moments, time capsules, unsent letters, guided imagery and dream logs. And on the way, you will uncover many things about yourself.
Tara Heavey read modern English at Trinity College Dublin. She has had five novels published internationally, in countries such as Croatia, Spain, Germany, Holland, England, Australia and the U.S. She has also had short stories published, together with various articles in the national press. She is currently working on a new novel. She lives in County Kilkenny with her family.

Deadline for Bookings is 4pm on Wednesday 29th August 2018. Deadline for payment is 31st August 2018 at 3pm.

Participants are expected to sign up and commit to the 6 weeks of their chosen course. There is a nominal fee of €45 / €40 concession to secure your place in the course. Places are limited to 12 participants per course so please book early to avoid disappointment. Do note that these workshops are at a beginners level.

To secure a place on the above courses please contact Deirdre Southey,Kilkenny Arts Office. P: 0567794547 E:



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