New Irish Communities Writing Group

New Irish CommunitiesDate: Sat 18, 25 Feb, Sat 4, 11, 25 March, Sat 1, 8, 15 April
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Duration: Weekly
Cost: €5 per session


Spring classes will resume on Sat 18 Feb 2017.

Join various seasoned facilitators Mark Granier and Tanya Farrelly every Saturday at the Irish Writers Centre for two hours of creative writing exercises with feedback on your work. Share your life experiences through new pieces of poetry or prose – and do it well in English. This course is perfect for non-native English speakers with an interest in creative writing. Some proficiency in English is recommended.

Tanya Farrelly is a published and award-winning short story writer. Her work has been broadcast on RTE’s Sunday Miscellany. She was runner-up in the William Trevor International Short Story Competition in both 2008 and 2009, and was nominated for the Cuirt Writing Prize four times.  In 2015, Tanya founded STACCATO Spoken Word Night. Events take place on the last Wednesday of every month. Her debut fiction collection When Black Dogs Sing is forthcoming from Arlen House. 

Mark Granier is an Irish poet and photographer based in Dublin, Ireland. Poetry Ireland Review describes Granier as, "a poet of individual poems," poems that are, "perfectly operating verbal machines, which are their own fulfillment, with everything concentrated on the final, sealing line. He has published four poetry collections: Airborne (Salmon Poetry, 2001), The Sky Road (Salmon Poetry, 2007), Fade Street (Salt Publishing, 2010) and Haunt (Salmon Poetry, 2015). His awards include the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize in 2004 and the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Poetry Felloship in 2011.