Our workshops for 2021 have now finished but we will be running more in 2022.

Online Poetry Workshops for Aspiring and Emerging Writers


The Gallery Press is delighted to announce an exciting new initiative, Gallery Goes Workshopping. This Autumn we are offering online poetry workshops by four Gallery authors: Peter Sirr, Grace Wilentz, Ciaran Berry and Andrew Jamison.

Our first series invites two levels of applicants – Aspiring and Emerging Writers. These courses will provide an ideal platform for participants to explore the creative process of writing under the guiding eye of an experienced, published poet in the company of a community of similar aspiring writers. Attention will also be paid to the procedures toward publication in magazine and book form.

We invite submissions from writers of all backgrounds and encourage underrepresented voices. Application is open to Irish poets (resident anywhere) and to poets currently resident in Ireland. Applicants must be over 18.

(See below for course options)

Each workshop is made up of four one-and-a-half-hour sessions which will take place once a week. A fee of €25.00 for your chosen workshop will be payable when a place has been offered and you have accepted the offer. Fees must be paid in full within three days of acceptance.

Workshops are limited to 12 participants. (See below to find which course best suits your level and schedule.) Workshop fee €25.00.

Places will be offered based on work submitted. Please state which workshop interests you and send via email three sample poems together with a short biography (including information on any already published work) to books@gallerypress.com. Submissions should ideally be in Word or pdf format. (Please include all three of your poems in one document.)

Applications can be made from August 25th for all workshops.

Closing dates are as follows:
Workshop A with Grace Wilentz (Aspiring) –  September 4th (Begins September 11th) 
Workshop B with Ciaran Berry (Emerging) –  September 25th (Begins October 2nd) 
Workshop C with Andrew Jamison (Aspiring) –  September 25th (Begins October 5th)  

Workshop D with Peter Sirr (Emerging) –  October 15th (Begins November 5th)  

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


Grace Wilentz photo

Workshop A (Aspiring):
The Thrilling, Secret Knowledge of Poems
with Grace Wilentz.
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Ciaran Berry by Phyllis Meredith

Workshop B (Emerging):
Generating New and Revising Old Poems
with Ciaran Berry.
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Andrew Jamison by Beth Fawcett

Workshop C (Aspiring):
‘Write Now’
Andrew Jamison.  
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Peter Sirr by Enda Wyley

Workshop D (Emerging):
Exploring Approaches
to Poetry
with Peter Sirr.
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