Date: May 11, 2024

Time: 10.30am-1.30pm

Duration: 3 hours

Level: Beginner |

Cost: €48 (€43)

This course will take place online on Saturday 11th May for 3 hours.

Course Summary

In this workshop we will discuss and explore how to take the story in your head and transfer it onto the page in a meaningful way by the writers’ creative material – words.


Course Outline

Tips how to write poems:
The enthusiasm to write well.

Close reading of some healing poems by established poets,
whose methods and techniques will be discussed.

Prompts and guidance:
Breaking into the blank page with triggering exercises etc.

The Magic of Vivid Verbs:
How to use vivid verbs to bring your scenes to life
and having adventure with words.

Goal and intention setting:
We will generate new work,
and consider practices to further develop our writing.
Delicate juxtaposition of detail.

Course Outcomes

Writers will be able to generate new work for submissions, and to have a portfolio of work. How to bring daily discipline to poetry writing. Tips getting your work out there.


Amy Abdullah Barry is a short story writer, poet, facilitator, and event coordinator. She is published widely including Cyphers, Southword, London Tribune, Paris Lit Up, The Galway Review, RTE and elsewhere. Her poems have been translated into many languages. Chosen for the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series 2022. A travel lover, she previously worked in the media, hotel, and energy industry. Amy has been awarded literature bursaries from the Arts Council and Words Ireland. She is an Honorary member of the Pablo Neruda Association, Italy. Amy is the founder of Global Writers. She regularly organises poetry & music events in her hometown, Athlone. She has performed her work in Ireland and internationally. Flirting with Tigers is her debut collection of poems published by Dedalus Press. The review in Irish Times praising it as being driven by narrative juxtapositions: stories of home and abroad, Malaysia’s Penang and Roscommon.