This one-day workshop is for those who are already writing poetry. You will explore the poet’s art and craft, examining how poetic form and language work together to make a successful poem.
These discussions, along with other stimulating activities and creative exercises, will be used to prompt you to produce your own work in a supportive environment.
You may also wish to have previous work critiqued during the workshop. For this opportunity, please register promptly so that you may send your poem (40 line limit) as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 March 2020.
About the Tutor
Mary Montague is a poet and fiction writer. Her poetry collections include ‘Black Wolf on a White Plain’ (Summer Palace Press 2001) and ‘Tribe’ (Dedalus Press 2008). She has been published in numerous journals, nationally and internationally, and has been widely anthologised, most recently in ‘Washing Windows? Irish Women Write Poetry’ (Arlen House 2017) and her work has been translated into French, Italian and Russian.
A love of the natural world informs much of her writing (she is a trained ornithologist).
She is also a qualified teacher with over 15 years experience of teaching in schools, as well as many years experience of facilitating and tutoring creative writing and poetry in a variety of settings including: Open College of the Arts; Stranmillis University College; MarketPlace Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh; First Steps Women’s Centre, Dungannon; Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast; and other places besides.
She is a professional member of the National Association of Writers in Education, and of the Irish Writers Centre, through which she offers one-to-one mentoring. She was awarded a grant by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2017 for her fiction.
More details of her work can be found by visiting: marymontaguewritersite.wordpress.com