The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown/IADT Poet in Residence for 2005/2006 is Peter Sirr. As part of the residency Peter Sirr will be offering a workshop in creative writing this semester to students of IADT. The workshop will cover poetry but will also explore other genres of writing. It will be practical in focus, featuring discussion of examples of good and bad writing, taking notes, using memory, keeping a diary, avoiding clichés, cultivating surprise,being your own best critic, as well looking at work produced by participants.
Prospective participants are invited to submit a sample of work (six poems, and/or a maximum of six pages of any kind of prose) to
petersirr at gmail dot com in the week of 26-30 September. Workshops will start on Thursday, 13 October at 5.00 pm. Subsequent dates as follows:
20 October, 27 October, 10 November,17 November, 24 November, 1 December, 8 December.
The workshops wil take place in Room C013 in the Carriglea building.