Richmond Barracks

Poetry Alive!

4 week poetry course for beginners with poet Enda Wyley. 

Workshop dates: Every Wednesday evening Nov. 23 to Dec. 14 at 6.00pm

This four-week poetry workshop will be enjoyable, varied and interactive. We will encounter work by established poets to guide us in our own writing and to inspire new work in a variety of forms and styles. Simple writing prompts will also be given in class which will get us into the routine of writing on a regular basis and to create new poems. This workshop will be an encouraging and positive environment for new poems to be encountered, shared and celebrated.

Enda Wyley has published six collections of poetry, from her debut Eating Baby Jesus, (1993 ), through to Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems, (2014), and her most recent, The Painter on his Bike (2019 ). Awards include the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, Melbourne University and she is a recipient of a Katherine and Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship for Poetry. Enda’s books for children are Boo and Bear, I Won’t Go to China! and The Silver Notebook, O’Brien Press. She taught for over 20 years in Dublin’s inner city as a primary teacher and is an experienced teacher of poetry, holding an M.A in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. Enda co-hosts the podcast Books for Breakfast, about books and writing. She is a member of Aosdána.