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2013 Poetry Workshops

 

MLC Writing Workshops

Photo © Mike Hannon

 

All workshops below are one-day classes, running 10am to 1pm.
Maximum participants: 11
Venue: The Munster Literature Centre, 84 Douglas Street, Cork
Prices & prerequisites detailed in the individual course outlines.

(Booking details below)

 

 

Anatoly KudryavitskyHaiku with Anatoly Kudryavitsky
Wednesday, 13 February, €35

 

What does it take to write a perfect haiku? The technique is easy to master, so newcomers usually come up with good poems towards the end of a haiku workshop. The main thing is the ability to observe nature and to collect visual images, sometimes unusual or even weird. We’ll look at possible techniques of haiku writing concentrating on the usual “dos” and “don’ts”. We’ll also compare classical Japanese haiku and related forms with the works of contemporary masters of the genre. The haiku workshop is aimed at all levels, and participants are welcome to bring their haiku or haiku drafts. More about Anatoly Kudryavitsky here.

 

Eduardo C. CorralThe Male Muse with Eduardo C. Corral
Thursday, 14 February, €35

 

Participants in this workshop will write poems inspired by a male muse. Class discussion and instructor feedback will guide the writing process, from drafting to revision. As we draft and revise poems, we’ll play close attention to the line. We’ll examine how diction and syntax enrich and enlarge a line of verse. In addition, we’ll read and discuss contemporary poems written by gay and straight poets informed by a queer gaze that idealizes the male body. This will be a safe and supportive environment. More about Eduardo C. Corral here.

 

Gwyneth LewisMasterclass with Gwyneth Lewis
Friday, 15 February, €50

 

Sold Out. To be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellation, please email info(at)munsterlit(dot)ie

This workshop is limited to people with at least two magazine publication credits. In
her workshop, Gwyneth Lewis will divide the time between a period of instruction and
on-the-spot writing exercises. Gwyneth Lewis was the National Poet of Wales ’05-’06 and won the Cholmondeley Award in 2012. She has published eight books of poetry in Welsh and English, most recently Sparrow Tree. She was also the 2012 judge for the Bridport Poetry Competition. On booking, please email a brief bio of your publication credits to info(at)munsterlit(dot)ie.

 

Carolyn Forché Masterclass with Carolyn Forché
Saturday, 16 February, €50

 

Sold Out. To be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellation, please email info(at)munsterlit(dot)ie

This workshop is limited to people with at least two magazine publication credits. In her workshop, Carolyn Forché will present her method for approaching writing and revision, and will offer critiques of poems from each participant during the three-hour session. Carolyn Forché is an award-winning poet whose most recent collections include The Angel of History, Blue Hour and In the Lateness of the World. On booking, please email a brief bio of your publication credits to info(at)munsterlit(dot)ie.

 

 

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Bookings accepted from Monday, November 12. Payment will be accepted by cheque/postal order made payable to the Munster Literature Centre, or by credit card via Paypal or by cash in person.



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

 

Please note: your workshop place will be secured only after full payment. Every effort will be made to make sure that the programme proceeds as advertised but the Munster Literature Centre accepts no responsibility for changes made due to circumstances beyond our control. No refunds will be issued for cancelations by participants made less than one week before the date of the workshop.