Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Workshops for Adults at The Thatch Bar in Lisselton

Poetry–10.00 am to 12.00 and 2 p.m. to 4p.m. Fee €20 Eileen Sheehan

Eileen Sheehan: is from Scartaglen, County Kerry. She lives in Killarney. Anthology publications include Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland (editor Gabriel Fitzmaurice with photographs by John Reidy/ Curragh Press); The Deep Heart’s Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem (editors Eugene O’Connell & Pat Boran/ Dedalus Press) and TEXT: A Transition Year English Reader (editor Niall MacMonagle/ The Celtic Press). Her third collection, The Narrow Way of Souls will be published in May 2018 by Salmon Poetry .

Through writing exercises and critique of previously written poems, this workshop caters for beginners as well as more-experienced writers. Participants may submit up to 3 poems in advance of workshop. The aim is to learn and practice the craft of poetry in a lively and supportive atmosphere.

ShortStoryWritingTime change – now 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee €10 Marian Relihan

Marian Relihan is a Creative Writing tutor with Kerry Education and Training Board. She launched her poetry collection, ‘Skyland’, at Listowel Writers’ Week 2014. She is currently working on her next book. Marian is a member of the Seanchaí Writers’ Group.

Marian’s workshop will explore the themes and forms of the short story and will also examine plot and characterisation. This workshop is open to beginners and advanced writers. 

Story-telling – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fee €10 Bryan Murphy

Bryan Murphy, well-known musician and Seanchaí in the Eamon Kelly tradition,from Causeway in County Kerry, has been telling stories since he was 6 years old! A past winner of Listowel Writers’ Week Young Storyteller’s Competition, he went on to achieve outstanding All-Ireland success with Scór na nÓg.

Bryan believes that the story-teller’s role is to establish a connection with his audience by getting and holding their attention. His workshop will demonstrate a variety of techniques for achieving this, and you’ll get to hear (and perhaps tell) an entertaining tale or two along the way!

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