This new series of writing workshops presented by poet and author, Gerry Boland, will explore poetry, short fiction and memoir. Poems and prose extracts, selected by Gerry, will be read and analysed in group discussion. A fourth session will consider how music in its many forms can be used as inspiration for writing. On the final workshop, Gerry will present a formal reading from his latest book ALL THAT JAZZ which is his third poetry collection. The workshops are held Saturday Mornings in May.
The workshops are designed for writers at all stages of their writing practice, including ‘beginner’ writers. At each session, participants will be given time to write, based on prompts provided. Gerry has wide experience of leading writing workshops in poetry, short fiction and memoir. He was writer-in-residence with Roscommon County Council in 2013 and again in 2014.
These workshops are presented as part of the Age & Opportunity Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age.
Spaces are limited so booking is essential.