Poetry Surgery with Jessica Traynor & Adam Wyeth
Starts Mon 3 Feb 2020
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 8 weeks
Cost: €240/€220 members
Award-winning poets Jessica Traynor and Adam Wyeth are offering a space for your poems to be workshopped and critiqued in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Participants will have the opportunity to read their own pieces to the group. They will then have a chance to listen to feedback from their audience, with Adam and Jessica giving a final summary of detailed analysis, constructive feedback and concrete suggestions for further improvement.
Each poet will have a minimum of 5 poems workshopped in detail over the duration of the 8-week course. Participants are asked to bring 14 copies of their poem when workshopping.
*Spaces are limited to 12 participants on this course.
Jessica Traynor’s debut poetry collection, Liffey Swim, was nominated for the 2015 Strong/Shine Award. Her second collection, The Quick, was launched in October 2018. She was commissioned by Galway 2020 and Music for Galway to write the libretto for Paper Boat, an opera to be performed in June 2020 in St. Nicholas' Church in Galway. She is a Creative Fellow of UCD and Carlow Writer in Residence 2020.
Adam Wyeth is an award-winning and critically acclaimed poet, playwright and essayist with four books published with Salmon Poetry. In 2019 he received The Kavanagh Fellowship Award. He is the author of two critically acclaimed poetry collections, Silent Music, Highly Commended by the UK’s Forward Poetry Prize and The Art of Dying, An Irish Times Book of the Year. In 2013 Salmon published his essays, The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic Mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry. His play This Is What Happened was published by Salmon in 2019. Wyeth is an Associate Artist of the Civic Theatre, and teaches online creative writing at adamwyeth.com.