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27th Jul 2024

Age Range

Naas Library and Cultural Centre

N Main St
Naas West
W91 E1RT

Guide to Writing Healing Poems with Amy Abdullah Barry

Guide to Writing Healing Poems with Amy Abdullah Barry

Course Summary:
In this workshop we will discuss and explore how to take the story in your head and transfer it onto the page in a meaningful way by the writers’ creative material – words.

This course will include: 
- Tips for writing your own poetry. 
- The enthusiasm to write well.
- Close reading of some healing poems by established poets, whose methods and techniques will be discussed.
- Prompts and guidance: Breaking into the blank page with triggering exercises etc.
- The Magic of Vivid Verbs: How to use vivid verbs to bring your scenes to life and having adventure with words.
- Goal and intention setting: We will generate new work, and consider practices to further develop our writing.
- Delicate juxtaposition of detail.

Course Level: 

Course Outcomes:
Writers will be able to generate new work for submissions, and to have a portfolio of work. How to bring daily discipline to poetry writing. Tips getting your work out there.

Course Details: 
Course will take place in person in Naas Library & Cultural Centre on Saturday 27th of July, from 10am to 4pm

This workshop is free of charge, but places are limited. Apply to take part at

This workshop takes place as part of the Connections Through Literature Programme, a series of events and workshops organised by Kildare Libraries in partnership with the Irish Writers Centre, supported by Creative Ireland.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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