How to conjure mystery and magic in a poem? Join poet and editor Annemarie Ní Churreáin for a creative writing workshop aimed at poets writing across a range of subjects including landscape, history, family autobiography and the Otherworld. In a supportive and encouraging environment participants will learn to identify resonant themes and will gain insights into the dynamics at play in the making of a poem. Workshop activities will include creative writing prompts, close reading of work by established poets, and group discussion. No previous experience of poetry or of magic required. Poets at all levels of experience welcome!
Annemarie Ní Churreáin is from the Donegal Gaeltacht. Her poetry books include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) and Town (The Salvage Press, 2018). Her most recent collection, The Poison Glen (The Gallery Press, 2021), was listed as a Book of The Year 2021 in the Times Literary Supplement (UK). Ní Churreáin is co-librettist of Elsewhere, a new opera by Straymaker (IRL). She is a recipient of the Irish Arts Council’s Next Generation Award, a co-recipient of The Markievicz Award and
a former literary fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany). In 2023 she is Writer in Residence at the Druskininkai Poetic Falls Festival, Lithuania. Ní Churreáin is the Guest Editor of Poetry Ireland Review Issue 140 and she is the incoming Poetry Editor of The Stinging Fly. Visit www.studiotwentyfive.com.