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Press Release for Immediate Release – 10th June 2020

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 Library Services, Carlow College St. Patricks and the Arts Council of 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.
This four- week interactive online course will include group discussion and the writing of new poems in class. Each week the group will be assigned ideas/prompts to write new work during the week before the next session. In this way, new poetry will emerge from the group organically. The group need only have pen and paper ready to go for the writing workshop that commences on Thursday 18th June from 6.30pm -8.30pm followed by Tuesday 23rd June from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Tuesday 30th June from 6.30pm – 8.30pm and Tuesday 7th July from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
To register your interest please email Sinead Dowling, Carlow Arts Officer at [email protected] before 16th June.
Poet Enda Wyley is a teacher, writer and is a member of Aosdána. She has published six collections of poetry with Dedalus Press: The Painter on his Bike (2019 ) Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems, (2014), To Wake to This, (2009 ), Poems for Breakfast, ( 2004 ), Socrates in the Garden, (1998) and Eating Baby Jesus, (1993 ).
She was the inaugural winner of the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, Melbourne University and was the recipient of a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship for her poetry.
Her poetry has been widely broadcast, translated and anthologised including in The Harvard Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, Lines of Vision, The National Gallery of Ireland and If Ever You Go, One City, One Book.
Enda Wyley’s books for children from O’Brien Press, are Boo and Bear, I Won’t Go to China! and The Silver Notebook. Her poetry for children has been included in anthologies such as Something Beginning with P, O’Brien Press and Once Upon A Place, Ed Eoin Colfer, Little Island.
Listen to Enda Wyley read and talk about the title poem of her new collection, The Painter on his Bike, Dedalus Press. https://www.rte.ie/culture/2019/0201/1026986-words-lightly-spoken-enda-wyley-reads-the-painter-on-his-bike/