STARTING IN September, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three poetry workshops, all facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins, whose best-selling first collections have been shortlisted for awards and discussed in The Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry.
Kevin is an experienced workshop facilitator and several of his students have gone on to achieve publication success. One of his workshop participants at Galway Arts Centre won the prestigious Hennessy Award for New Irish Poetry, another the Cúirt New Writing Prize, and yet another the Cúirt Poetry Grand Slam, while several have published collections of their poems. Kevin is also co-organiser of the successful Over The Edge reading series which specialises in promoting new writers.
Each workshop will run for 10 weeks, commencing the week of September 19. They will take place on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8.30pm (first class September 20 ); on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm (first class September 22 ); and on Fridays from 2pm to 3.30pm (first class September 23 ).
The Tuesday evening and Friday afternoon workshops are open to both complete beginners as well as those who have been writing for some time. The Thursday afternoon workshop is an advanced poetry workshop, suitable for those who’ve participated in poetry workshops before or had poems published in magazines. The cost to participants is €110, with a €100 concession rate.
Places must be paid for in advance. To reserve a place contact Victoria at reception at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, phone 091-565886, or email [email protected]