What can we learn from Irish language voices? Where can those of us who are new to the Irish language, or returning to it, begin?
Join facilitator Annemarie Ní Churreáin for a creative writing workshop that explores the art and craft of writing poems by drawing inspiration from a range of contemporary Irish language poets and translators. In a supportive and encouraging environment, participants will learn to identify resonant poetic themes, and to gain insights into the dynamics at play in the making of a poem. Workshop activities will include creative writing prompts, close reading of poems, and group discussion. No fluency or previous experience of the Irish language required. Beginner poets welcome.
ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN is a poet from the Donegal Gaeltacht. Her publications include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) and Town (The Salvage Press, 2018). She is a recipient from the Irish Arts Council of The Next Generation Award and a co-recipient of The Markievicz Award. Annemarie has been granted literary fellowships by Akademie Schloss Solitude, Hawthornden Castle and Jack Kerouac House Orlando. She was the 2019-20 Writer in Residence at Maynooth University of Ireland. Most recently, she was a 2020 Artist In Residence at The Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris. Visit www.studiotwentyfive.com.
Between the Red Lines is an initiative of South Dublin Libraries & Arts.