Whether you’re already writing poetry, or would like to start, this workshop invites you to stretch with the season’s light, and discover and develop your writing afresh.
Immersed in the poetry of spring and its continuing renewal of the lyric tradition, you’ll find yourself charmed and guided to tune in to your own creativity.
This will inspire you to produce new work in a friendly, safe and constructive environment.
Come and awaken your spring song!
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