Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, is a time for reflection as the light draws in; a time for gathering up what has grown out of quiet darkness and is ripe for harvest.
This Creative Writing workshop is an opportunity to engage with your inner wisdom to explore your voice and enjoy your gifts.
Inspired by the riches of poetry and prose, in fiction and non-fiction, you’ll be encouraged to write out of your authentic nature, receiving constructive feedback in a supportive and friendly environment. Come and celebrate your own bounty!
Beginners and emergent writers equally welcome.
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).
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 online: marymontaguewritersite.wordpress.com