Poetry Workshop With Poet, Caitríona O'Reilly

Jul 02, 2019

Yeats International Summer School Poetry Workshop with Caitríona O'Reilly, Sat 27th and Sun 28th July 2019

Poetry Workshop With Poet, Caitríona O'Reilly

There are still a few places left on this year's Summer School Poetry Workshop with Caitríona O'Reilly.
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July, 2019
Booking required: info@yeatssociety.com
Fees €120

The poetry workshop will run over two days for a total duration of nine hours. The first session will involve an informal meet and greet, with close reading of selected poems and a general discussion of poetics from a practical point of view. On the second day, we will seek to put some of the previous day’s observations and discussions into practice by means of specific exercises, and participants’ previously submitted work will be intensively workshopped, with peer-to-peer critique and advice as well as input from the workshop convener, Dr Caitríona O’Reilly.

Caitríona O’Reilly was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where she completed a doctoral thesis in Modernist poetry. She has served on the editorial boards of Metre magazine and Poetry Salzburg Review and is a former editor of Poetry Ireland Review. She is a widely published poetry critic. In 2002 she was awarded the Harper-Wood Studentship in Literature from St. John’s College Cambridge. Caitriona O’Reilly is the author of three collections published by Bloodaxe Books: The Nowhere Birds (shortlisted for the Forward Prize and winner of the Rooney Prize in Irish Literature); The Sea Cabinet (shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Prize and a Poetry Book Society Recommendation); and Geis (a PBS Recommendation, shortlisted for the 2016 Pigott Prize, a Guardian and Independent book of the year, and the winner of the 2016 Irish Times Poetry Now Prize). Her poetry has been widely translated. She has taught at York University, Sheffield Hallam University, King’s College, London, and Wake Forest University in the USA. She is originally from Wicklow and now lives in Lincolnshire.

Caitríona will also be reading from her own work.
Poetry Reading: Sunday 28th July, 8:30pm
Methodist Church, Wine Street
Tickets €15