Autumn is a time of shifting light and rising dark; the traditional season of harvest and an opportunity for reflection.
In this one-day Creative Writing workshop, you will explore memory and imagination, change and continuity, revelation and recurrence.
Inspired by a wealth of poetry and prose, in fiction and non-fiction, you will engage with the variety of gifts that emerge out of the dark soil of your creativity.
You will be encouraged to write out of your authentic nature, receiving constructive feedback in a supportive and friendly environment.
Come and celebrate your rich bounty!
Suitable for both Beginners and emergent writers alike.
About the tutor
Mary Montague is a poet and nature writer. She is a biologist by background, with a PhD in ornithology. A love of the natural world informs much of her writing. Her poetry collections are Tribe (Dedalus 2008) and Black Wolf on a White Plain(Summer Palace 2001). She has been published in numerous journals, nationally and internationally, has been widely anthologised, most recently in Queering the Green (Lifeboat Press 2021). Her work has also been translated into French, Italian and Russian.
Mary is a qualified teacher with many years experience of teaching in schools, as well as extensive experience in facilitating and tutoring creative writing and poetry in a variety of settings. She also works as a Queen's University tutor delivering courses on birds and on evolutionary theory. She has received a number of grants from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and was a 2019 recipient of a Poetry Ireland Tyrone Guthrie Centre Mid-career Bursary. Her recently completed novel is under consideration by publishers. She contributes to The Guardian’s Country Diary.
More details of Mary’s background and work can be found at: Mary-Montague.com