STARTING May, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three online poetry workshops, each taught by the poet Kevin Higgins.
Each week Kevin will give participants a poetry writing exercise and offer constructive feedback. Classes will take place via Zoom. Details of precisely how the workshop will function online will be explained to participants during the first session.
Classes for complete beginners, as well as those who have been writing for some time, are on Tuesdays (7pm to 8.30pm, starting May 11 ) and Fridays (2pm to 2.30pm, starting May 14 ). An Advanced Poetry Workshop, suitable for those who have participated in such workshops before or have had poems published, is on Thursdays (2pm to 4pm, starting May 13 ).
Previous participants at Kevin’s workshops have gone on to win the Hennessy Award for New Irish Poetry, the Cúirt New Writing Prize, and the Cúirt Poetry Grand Slam, while several have published collections of their poems.
Kevin Higgins. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy
Kevin is the author of the collections, The Boy With No Face (2006 ), Time Gentlemen, Please (2008 ), Frightening New Furniture (2010 ), Song of Songs 2.0: New & Selected Poems (2017 ), and Sex and Death at Merlin Park Hospital (2019 ); as well as a collection of essays reviews, Mentioning The War (2012 ) and The Colour Yellow & The Number 19: Negative Thoughts That Helped One Man Mostly Retain His Sanity During 2020. His next poetry collection, Ecstatic, will be published later this year.
The cost is €110. Places must be paid for in advance. Booking is via the Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street (091 - 565886, [email protected], or https://www.galwayartscentre.ie/courses/249-poetry-with-kevin-higgins-evening-online-remote-course ).