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For over a decade, the Annual Literary Awards and Creative Writing Showcase has been a highlight in the Carlow College/St Patrick’s calendar. This year is no exception, and we are honoured to have distinguished Belfast poet Michael Longley present our literary awards.
Bringing together the entire College community – first year to fourth year, humanities to social care students – the literary awards and creative writing showcase recognises and celebrates the very best of Carlow College, St. Patrick’s literary talent in poetry and prose over the last year in a spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition.
The night will open with a welcome from Dr Derek Coyle, followed by a creative writing showcase before Michael Longley presents the awards and winners read their work. Michael Longley will then read from his most recent publication ’The Candlelight Master’ (Cape Poetry, 2020), followed by a Q&A session.
This is a wonderful opportunity to hear reminiscences, anecdotes, celebrations of place names, occasional verses and the odd standalone quatrain from Michael Longley himself such as: “I am the candlelight master / Striking a match in the shadows. / A smoky wick, then radiance. / I am the candlelight master”.
John Banville, Irish Times *Books of the Year* says ‘Michael Longley's luminous ‘The Candlelight Master’...demonstrate[s] how much poetry matters even in the most terrible of times.’ We very much look forward to an enjoyable evening of creative writing and invite you to join this celebration by booking through Eventbrite at:
Member of the Second Year Creative Writing class at Carlow College/St Patrick's, along with members of the Writing Room, share their experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic through poetry.Creative Writing is a popular module at Carlow College, St. Patrick's. Members of the second year Creative Writing class give an account of their experiences of Covid 19 through poetry, you can check it out here: www.carlowcollege.ie/creative-writing-series/ #Poetry #CreativeWriting #Arts #StudyingArts ... See MoreSee Less
This might be of interest to you writers out there. Wexford literary festival Write by the Sea have an up and coming event with writer Christine Dwyer Hickey. It will be a masterclass conducted by Zoom.
The Masterclass will focus on Location, Characterisation, Research and Plot and there will be ample time for questions from the audience. It takes place on Saturday, Nov 14th at 11 am and can be booked through the link below, or through the Write by the Sea website.
For anyone interested in pursuing the art of poetry, the former Director of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative, Dr Derek Coyle, will teach a module on 'Writing Poetry: An Introduction' this coming term at Carlow College/St Patrick's. This module will have something for everyone interested in lifting the pen and crafting a poem. If you have ever harboured the ambition to write a poem this course may be of interest to you. ... See MoreSee Less
JUNE 2020 Listowel Writers Week and An Post Irish Book Awards are delighted to open the entry for submissions to this year’s Irish Poem of the Year 2020. Previous winners of the Irish Poem of the Year competition include: 2019 Salt Rain by Audrey Molloy 2018 Birthday by Brian Kirk 2017 Seven Sugar...
Carlow Writers' Co-Operative members Clifton Redmond and Derek Coyle are reading as part of this International Poetry Festival today. You can catch them at the English Club at 16.40. Poets from Wales, Sweden, and Cuba are taking part in the event. ... See MoreSee Less
From this friend of the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative, Prof. Peter Murphy delivers this prose poem, his homage to the land that bred him and his people. A fine addition to the works about Wexford, from one of her bards. Written when he was the Carlow writer-in-residence. ... See MoreSee Less
Our plans for the Poetry Ireland Centre Poetry Ireland and The Irish Heritage Trust have undertaken to establish a vibrant venue and resource centre dedicated to celebrating, supporting and promoting poetry, poets and writers at No. 11 Parnell Square, in the heart of Dublin 1. The vision No. 11 Pa...
The opportunity to attend a Creative Writing workshop, with poet Enda Wyley...Carlow Writer in Residence Programme is offering a Journey into Poetry - A Four-Week Online Poetry Course for Emerging Poets with Poet Enda Wyley. Carlow Writer in Residence Programme is an initiative led by Carlow Arts Office in partnership with Carlow County Library, Carlow College, St. Patrick's and the Arts Council Ireland. From 18th June why not journey into poetry with poet Enda Wyley. Discover the myriad of forms and creative energies that combine to create great poems. Be inspired by the work of established poets. Encounter poems by others in a more meaningful way and be guided in your own poetry writing. To register your interest please email Sinead Dowling, Carlow Arts Officer at email@example.com before 16th June. Carlow Writers' Co-operative Group Latviešu autori Īrijā/Latvian authors in Ireland Festival of Writing & Ideas Carlow College Creative Writers Carlow University MFA in Creative Writing Carlow Art Gallery Carlow Art Collection ... See MoreSee Less
It is great to see Carlow Writers' Co-Operative member Clifton Redmond is going to be busy engaging the creative minds of the next generation with some very topical concerns - good man, Clifton, great work. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done to Carlow Writers' Co-Operative member Clifton Redmond, who will be helping local young writers to get their imaginations going in this initiative with Carlow County Council. Great work.As part of Cruinniú na nÓg Carlow 2020, Take A Part Carlow Presents: The Last Wild Wolf In Carlow story project. Inspired by the theme the Sky is Blue, Take A Part Carlow is working with author and poet Clifton Redmond to design a day long online event referencing Carlow native John Tyndall's love of environmental science and how humanity affects our environment. Clifton will use the Carlow legend that the last wild wolf in Ireland was killed in Co. Carlow to inspire you to write some ideas, sound bites, poems or stories based on the legend and how we have a responsibility to respect and care for our environment. Clifton will be available through the Take A part Carlow Facebook page, Instagram page and online inviting you to send in your ideas and stories about the “the wolf”. You can ask Clifton for help with your writing by sending a DM on Instagram or Facebook. Then at 5pm on the 13th Clifton will broadcast on Facebook live his interpretation of your writing and ideas. Details available from www.takeapartcarlow.com , www.facebook.com/takeapartcarlow, www.instagram.com/takeapart/ Cruinniú na nÓg Carlow is organised and managed by Carlow Arts Office as part of the Creative Ireland Programme For Further information contact Aileen Nolan - Creative Ireland Carlow Project Assistant T: +353 (0)59 9136234 M: 087 358 0224. firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
“She didn’t just open doors, she blew them off the hinges,” Ms Casey said. “She’s a trailblazer and she changed the landscape of Irish literature and we couldn’t be prouder of her. She’s my best friend and an absolute rock and it’s difficult to know what we will do without her. But she would want us to be happy and carry on her legacy as a poet, a mother, a wife, a grandmother and a best friend.”
Boland died suddenly on Monday at the age of 75 after a stroke at her home in Dundrum. She is survived by her husband, the writer Kevin Casey, her two daughters, Eavan and Sarah, and four grandchildren.
In memory of her mother, Eavan Casey read Boland’s 1994 poem A Woman Painted on a Leaf, which speaks of a woman’s sense of growing old and facing death. ... See MoreSee Less
We at the Carlow Writers' Co-Operative are very sorry to see the demise of this page, which has hosted a series of our members, along with others, over the years: Simon Lewis, Clifton Redmond, Maresa Sheehan and Derek Coyle. Let's hope a Phoenix will arise from the ashes. It is a testament to how seriously Irish culture takes writing, particularly the art of poetry, that major newspapers carried this page as a regular feature for decades. Let's hope this great tradition might continue in some shape or form. Our thanks to all those who made it possible over the years. ... See MoreSee Less
New Irish Writing – a remarkable journey about 11 hours ago Sir, – With deep sadness, and in the light of the current economic circumstances facing all newspapers, we, the directors of New Irish Writing Ltd, regret to announce that we have no option but to close the longest running o...