Jessica Traynor Irish Writers Centre

Booked Out: Introduction to Poetry with Jessica Traynor

Sat 9 Nov 2019
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day 
Cost: €80/€70 Members

This one-day course will allow participants to explore various approaches to writing poetry. You'll be finding inspiration in your surroundings, in memory, and in visual art. You'll also be discussing metaphor, rhythm, sound, and the shape of the poem on the page. For those who'd like feedback, the afternoon will be dedicated to looking at reworking and redrafting poetry, so participants should feel free to bring a poem of their own that they'd like to share with the group.


Jessica Traynor is an award winning poet and creative writing teacher from Dublin. She has worked as Literary Manager of the Abbey Theatre and Deputy Museum Director of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Her collections Liffey Swim and The Quick are published by Dedalus Press. She is the Spring 2020 Writer in Residence in Carlow.

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