Poetry and related Workshops
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Once-Off Guest Poet Workshops at Ó Bhéal

Afric McGlinchey Creative Writing and Poetry Courses – Online

Munster Literature Centre Writing Workshops – Cork

Creative Writing Ink Weekend and Online Workshops – Cork

Virgin Slate Creative Writing ezine and fortnightly discussions – Cork

SoundEye and DEFAULT Experimental Writing – Cork

Untitled Writers Group Fiction Writing – Cork

Anam Cara Retreat Writing Retreat and Workshops – Beara Cork

The Creative Writer’s Workshop Creative Writing Courses -Kinvara Co. Galway

The Irish Writers’ Centre Writing Courses -Dublin

The Big Smoke Writing Factory Writing Courses -Dublin

Guest Poet Once-Off Workshops

(once every two months)

None scheduled for Ó Bhéal at present

You can write a poem at Ó Bhéal every week during our Five Word Challenge.

Other Workshops

Afric McGlinchey

Afric offers online creative writing and poetry courses, editing and mentoring services to beginners, intermediate and advanced writers. The courses are ongoing, and the rates are competitive.

For more info visit www.africmcglinchey.com

The Munster Literature Centre

… hosts a variety of writing workshops throughout the year at The Frank O’Connor House in Douglas St, Cork.

For more info visit http://www.munsterlit.ie/Workshops.html

Creative Writing Ink

… are Cork-based, and offer a wide range of Online Workshops as well as Weekend Workshops in Cork city with Leanne O’Sullivan (Poetry), Adam Wyeth (Beginners Creative Writing), Niamh Griffin (How to Blog), Ivy Bannister (Memoir Writing), Oisin McGann (Writing for Children) and others.

To find out more visit: www.creativewriting.ie

Virgin Slate

Virgin Slate is a small group of amateur creative writers based in Cork. We started in October 2011 and meet about once a fortnight. There are no fees or anything; we’re just in it for the fun.

Every two weeks the group meets (in a city centre pub) to discuss the various submissions and decides upon a theme for the following fortnight. We ‘publish’ our work in an ezine on Facebook. Each of our issues begins with a theme (a word or a phrase). We then have two weeks to submit a piece of writing on that theme. The writing can use any form and take the theme in any direction the author wishes.

New members are welcome to either join us in the pub or to submit entries by email or post.

Email us at: virginslate@gmail.com
Or follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/VirginSlate
Or our for list of back issues visit: tensepretence.com

SoundEye and DEFAULT publishing

… offer workshops weekly in the Guest house (9 Chapel St, off Shandon st, Cork) every Wednesday (starting on the 13th of Jan) from 7.30. These are led workshops that mainly focus on avant-garde and experimental writing. The two main aims are increasing awareness and education about experimental poetics and also the production of text in a social setting.

When they can make it the workshop will be attended or co-run by individuals such as Trevor Joyce and Fergal Gaynor. They also plan to invite other poets and academics to either give presentations or lead their own sessions.


Untitled Writers Group

… meet every second Wednesday at 7.30 PM in the Civic Trust House, Cork to focus on Fiction Writing. The group provides an opportunity for fiction writers to share work, ideas, etc with each other.

Anyone interested in attending should email Stephen O’Connell scj.oconnell@gmail.com or telephone 086 880 3842 for further details.

The Anam Cara Retreat

… provide a series of workshops throughout the year at Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork.

For more info visit http://www.anamcararetreat.com/workshops.html

Online Creative Writing & Poetry Courses

We have developed a series of online creative writing and Poetry courses, where you can improve your writing skills through one-to-one exercises, lectures and critique.

The Creative Writers’ Workshop

… organises writing retreats, creative writing workshops and classes

For more info visit http://www.thecreativewritersworkshop.com/

The Irish Writers’ Centre

… features a variety of writing courses and workshops throughout the year at 19 Parnell Square in Dublin 1.

For more info visit http://irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/all-courses

The Big Smoke Writing Factory

… offers a range of writing courses at Dollard House Wellington Quay Dublin 2.

For more info visit http://bigsmokewritingfactory.com/writing-classes/