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Poetry Workshops with Molly TwomeyIn Search of Awe: Poetry Workshops with Molly Twomey at the Irish Writers Centre

Tuesday, 18 April 2023
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Level: Emerging
Cost: €165 (€150 Members)
Online/In Person: Online

Course Summary

Have you hit a slump with your writing? Has the pressure to ‘succeed’ drowned out the essence of why you write? This generative writing course will help you to fall back in love with poetry and to return to the sense of awe that attracted you in the first place.

Course Outline

Poets will be encouraged to write with intention, to listen to the world around them as detectives searching for the wonder in the everyday. Poets will be sent a weekly prompt and curated poems for inspiration. The sessions will be theme based and participants will be introduced to Gregory Orr’s four temperaments of poetry: imagination, story, music and structure. Participants will be encouraged to give constructive feedback with the aim of deepening the work to go beyond surface level.

Course Outcomes

After 6 weeks, poets will have new work that excites and pushes them past their comfort zone in terms of subject matter and style. They will have new questions to ask themselves in the editing process and a community of writers to draw advice from.

About Molly Twomey

Molly Twomey grew up in Lismore, County Waterford, and graduated in 2019 with an MA in Creative Writing from University College Cork. She works as a Marketing and Development Officer for Graffiti Theatre, Cork. She has been published in Poetry Ireland Review, Banshee, The Irish Times, Mslexia and The Stinging Fly and has been chosen for Poetry Ireland’s Introductions series. She was recently awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary and she published her debut poetry collection, Raised Among Vultures, (Gallery Books) in 2022.

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