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From First Seeds To Final Drafts,

w/ Jessica Traynor



Writers Poetry Workshop 

Date :

Saturday 27th October.




TheParlour Vintage Tearooms.

Admission & Booking:

25euro/20euro concession + 1.50 booking fee


From First Seeds to Final Drafts - Poetry with Jessica Traynor.

This course will focus on generating new ideas and fresh approaches to writing poetry. Each participant will get the opportunity to take a poem from first spark of inspiration to polished draft. This course is ideal for those new to writing poetry, or those looking to refresh their creativity. 

Jessica Traynor’s second collection The Quick was published by Dedalus Press in autumn 2018. Her debut, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the 2015 Strong/Shine Award. In 2016, it was named one of the best poetry debuts of the past five years on Bustle.com. She’s currently under commission by Poetry Ireland to work with composer Elaine Agnew and community choirs from the four provinces of Ireland to create a thirty-minute choral piece for performance in 2019.

In 2016, she was commissioned by the Salvage Press to write a series of poems in response to Jonathan Swift’s  A Modest Proposal. The resulting book was published in 2017 and a video on the making of the book can be found here. In 2016, she was commissioned by the Irish Writers Centre and the Arts Council to write a ‘A Demonstration’ for the Easter Rising commemorations. The poem was performed in Ancient Rain, which featured in the 2016
Dublin Theatre Festival and the Melbourne Arts Festival.

Poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in Magma (UK), Banshee, Salamander (US), Metamorphic (AUS/IRL), Copper Nickel (US), The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, A Bittern Cry, Rochford Street Review, (AUS), Acumen, (UK), Prelude (US) and more. Poems have been broadcast on the Poetry Programme, Arena and Sunday Miscellany.

Awards include the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary, Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year and the Listowel Poetry Prize. She was the 2010 recipient of a Dublin City Council Literature Bursary and was chosen for the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series. She teaches creative writing for the Irish Writers Centre, Big Smoke Writing Factory and various festivals around Ireland and acts as a supervisor for final year Creative Writing dissertations in NUI Maynooth.

Her poetry has been translated into Czech, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish and was projected in Edinburgh, Krakow, Prague and Dunedin in 2014-6 as part of the Unesco City of Literature Programme.



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From First Seeds To Final Drafts