Workshops

 

 

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To register for any of the sessions below, please email the administrator at info(AT)munsterlit(DOT)ie or ring +21 431 2955.

 

Poetry Masterclass with Deryn Rees-Jones: €200
 
Deryn Rees JonesThis four-morning masterclass will by taught by the commissioning editor of Pavilion Poetry, a new imprint of University of Liverpool. Deryn Rees-Jones is the author of five books of poetry, and editor of Bloodaxe’s Modern Women Poets. The classes will cover risk-taking, ekphrastic poetry, poetry sequences, and the ins and outs of compiling your manuscript. As these sessions are advanced in nature, there is a prerequisite of at least two poem publications in professional journals—please include the names of the most recent journals in your registration query. (Sessions will take place Wednesday 10 February to Saturday 13 February in a venue in Cork city centre, running daily from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Maximum 15 students. An initial 50 Euro deposit is payable on registration, with the balance due later in January 2016 as the session sells out.)

 

 

Poetry Workshop with Gerard Smyth: €175
 Suitable for intermediate and beginner writers.

Gerard SmythThis four-morning workshop will be taught by Irish Times poetry editor Gerard Smyth, whose most recent of eight collections is A Song of Elsewhere from Dedalus Press. This class is appropriate for intermediate and beginning poets, and anyone can join in (no publication prerequisite). Sessions will include discussion on inspiration, editing and rewriting, the poetry of place, and advice for sending publication submissions. (Sessions will take place Wednesday 10 February to Saturday 13 February in a venue in Cork city centre, running daily from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Maximum 15 students. An initial 50 Euro deposit is payable on registration, with the balance due later in January 2016 as the session sells out.)

 

 

One-to-One Manuscript consultations
with James Harpur: €100

SOLD OUT! Email us to join the waiting list.
 
James HarpurFollowing the success of last year’s one-to-one consultations, we’re bringing James Harpur back for individual manuscript feedback sessions. James Harpur has had five books of poetry published by Anvil Press, including his latest, Angels and Harvesters (2012), which is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The Dark Age (2007) won the 2009 Michael Hartnett Award. James Harpur is known not only for his extensive expertise, but also his personable manner with students. There are eight one-hour slots available, starting at either 3pm or 4pm daily from the 10th to the 13th of February. Slots will fill up quickly (particularly the Saturday sessions), so we’d suggest registering as early as possible. Payment in full will be required to hold your place, and manuscripts will be due by mid-January.



Cancellation policy. Please read carefully.

Please note: After you have paid for the workshop, should you have to cancel for any reason, we will exercise our best efforts to find a participant to replace you. If we can do so, we will refund your tuition payment. If we cannot replace you, we will not refund your tuition payment. The later the cancellation date, the more difficult it is for staff to find a qualified participant. Though we do recognize that emergencies happen, and we will do our best to help you, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to replace you in the event of a cancellation.

 

 

Contact Details

Phone + 353 (021)4312955
Email info(AT)munsterlit(DOT)ie
The Munster Literature Centre, Frank O’Connor House,
84 Douglas Street, Cork.

 

 

 

Cork International Poetry Festival

10 - 13 February 2016

Cork International Poetry Festival