Online: Poetry Masterclasses with Mary O'Donnell
Dates: Sat 19 June & Sat 26 June 2021
Time: 10.30 am - 1.00 pm
Duration: 2 Days
Cost: €80/€72 members
Course Level: Beginners/Emerging
All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT+1)
These masterclasses will offer the opportunity to discuss poetry in general and in particular your poetry. You will discuss the pleasure of poetry, its formal challenges, the writing process and actually writing the poem (including trigger mechanisms and the question of finding your voice either through influences or through persona.
To be a poet is to embark on a unique journey. To that end, Mary O'Donnell will discuss how and where poetry finds its place in today's world.
Mary O'Donnell is an award-winning and best-selling novelist and poet, a journalist, broadcaster and teacher. She has written and published four novels, including The Elysium Testament and Where They Lie, eight poetry collections including the recent volume Massacre of the Birds (Salmon Poetry), three short fiction collections and radio broadcasts and won several awards for her writing in both fiction and poetry. The recently published work Giving Shape to the Moment: the Art of Mary O'Donnell, Poet, Novelist & Short-story Writer, edited by María Elena Jaime de Pablos includes a selection of essays responding to her writing in each genre and offers a powerful overview of her contribution to Irish letters