I met Shirley McClure when she was runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2009 and I was joint third. I’m delighted to hear that her début collection of poetry, Who's Counting? published by Bradshaw Books will be launched by Poetry Ireland on the 9th September.
She is also giving a poetry workshop entitled The Poetry Vein in The Sanctuary, Stanhope St., Dublin 7 on Sunday 18 July.
“There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter & open a vein”. Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith
Suitable for complete beginners as well as those who have been writing for some time, these workshops lead the participants through a series of simple yet stimulating assignments to gently get the creative blood flowing. Humour and audacity in writing are encouraged, alongside their cousins sobriety and introspection. The workshop aims to connect you with the imagination, the
senses and the writer within. No blood will be shed.
Sunday 18 July 2010, 10am – 4pm. cost: €65 (Concession €45)
Please bring a packed lunch, Tea & coffee provided
Booking enquiries : Tel: +353-1-6705419. email@example.com