Workshops

Workshops for Adults will be held at The Thatch Bar, Lisselton and for Children and Adults at Lisselton Primary School on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.
As with last year, you are asked to book your place in advance as numbers are limited, but you can pay workshop fees when you arrive on the day.

Workshops will be offered as follows:

Advanced Poetry – Paddy Bushe

Humorous Poetry 1.30 o 4 p.m. – Seán Lyons

Sean Lyons has published two collections of poetry, a novel and many short stories.  His poetry has appeared in several journals. He lectures in Irish Culture in the Institute of Technology. He has appeared at festivals in Ireland and the United States. He is an exceptional communicator and has worked as a teacher and trainer in Ireland, Africa and Australia. He won the Ireland/U.K. humorous speaking competition in Toastmasters International and has addressed conferences of that organisation on all five continents.

Short Story Writing 10 am. to 12.30 – Neil Brosnan

From Listowel, Ireland, Neil Brosnan is a singer/songwriter and author. His stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and in electronic format in Ireland, Britain, and the USA. A former winner of The Bryan MacMahon, and Ireland’s Own short story awards, he has published two short story collections: ‘Fresh Water & other stories’ (Original Writing, 2010) and ‘Neap Tide & other stories’ (New Binary Press, 2013)

Sean- Nós Singing (Children and Adults) – Martina Ryle O’Sullivan

Traditional Music Masterclass – Lisselton CCE with Katie McNamara Purcell

Further details on all of these, times, venues, fees, facilitators’ biographies, etc. will be posted soon. In the meantime you can book your place by emailing John McGrath at ballydbardfest@gmail.com

ballydbardfest@gmail.com

www.ballydbardfest.com

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