Community Arts Partnership’s Poetry in Motion – Poetry Masterclasses – 21 Nov

In preparation for submission to the CAP anthology, CAP is offering poets in Northern Ireland the opportunity to attend two poetry masterclasses on Saturday the 21st of November. These will take place on Zoom. The focus of these masterclasses is on editing your poems and preparing them for submission.

Places are strictly limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Only one place per person may be booked.

Date: Saturday 21st November
Start times: 11.00am and 2.30pm
Price: £10

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WORKSHOP 1: EDITING AND REDRAFTING YOUR POEMS WITH FREYJA SEREN

  • SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2020
  • 11:00 AM TO 1.00 PM

In this Masterclass, we will explore the theme of the anthology, Heartland, and look at poems which you are considering submitting to the anthology.  We will draw on elements of your own poems, reworking lines or building new ideas.

Please have one of your poems available at the workshop in hard copy so that you can work on it.  We will learn how to incorporate poetic techniques and devices during the editing and redrafting process, and how to look at your work with a critical eye to unfold the central theme.

You are welcome to submit one of your poems before the workshop so that it can be used anonymously to model editing and redrafting techniques. Once you have booked your place on this workshop, email your poem to shelleyt@capartscentre.com with Poem for Editing in the subject line.

Freyja Seren

Freyja Seren has a BA in Creative Writing and uses poetry and prose in a therapeutic setting. She has published two books of prose and poetry.  


WORKSHOP 2: THE BEATING HEART OF A POEM WITH STEPHANIE CONN

  • SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER
  • 2:30 PM – 4.30 PM

Does your poem have a pulse, a beating centre?  Do your lines breathe? Do your images cause the breath to catch?

In this workshop, we’ll consider a selection of contemporary poems to explore aspects of your own work, allowing you to shape your developing poem into its best self.

N.B. Please bring your own draft poem / work-in-progress. This workshop includes modelling and editing exercises.

Stephanie Conn

Stephanie Conn was the inaugural winner of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing. Her debut collection ‘The Woman on the Other Side’ (Doire Press) and her pamphlet ‘Copeland’s Daughter’ (Smith/Doorstop) were published in 2016. Her most recent collection ‘Island’ (Doire Press was published in 2018. Stephanie is currently a PhD researcher and work in progress explores the lived experience of chronic illness.

Submissions to CAP’s Anthology: Closing Date 7th December

correction: an earlier version of this post stated that you are only able to attend one workshop, this is incorrect. The fee enables you to attend BOTH workshops.

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