Autumn POETRY WORKSHOP with Kevin Higgins - Friday
Starting in September, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets this Poetry Workshop facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins. The Workshop is open to both complete beginners as well as those who've been writing for some time. Each week Kevin will give participants a poetry writing exercise for the following week and will offer each participant constructive suggestions as to how her or his poem can become the best possible poem it can be.
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, two have won the Cúirt New Writing Prize, and yet another the Cúirt Poetry Grand Slam, while several have published collections of their poems; two being shortlisted for the Shine-Strong Award for Best First Collection of poems. In 2013 a group of his students set up the poetry newspaper Skylight 47, which publishes new poems, reviews of poetry books and opinion pieces about poetry related matters. Kevin teaches poetry on the NUIG BA Creative Writing Connect programme and is Creative Writing Director for the NUI Galway Summer School. Kevin is also co-organiser of the successful Over The Edge reading series which specialises in promoting new writers.
Kevin’s most recent poetry collection, Sex and Death at Merlin Park Hospital, is just published by Salmon Poetry (June 2019).
The workshop will run from 2:00pm to 3:30pm for ten weeks, commencing on Friday, Sept 27th, and is open to both complete beginners as well as those who've been writing for some time.
The cost to participants is €110, with a €100 concession rate.
Places must be paid for in advance. To reserve a place please follow the link below or contact Reception at Galway Arts Centre. Please note that Concessionary places cannot be booked online.
Course Times & Information
|Start Date||Fri 27th Sep 2019 - 2:00 pm|
|End Date||Fri 29th Nov 2019 - 3:30 pm|
|Cut off date||26-09-2019|
|Price per person||€110.00|
|Location||Galway Arts Centre|