Invitation to Online Poetry Masterclasses – 20 Nov

The registration for the Masterclasses on the 13th of November is below.

13th November Masterclasses

Community Arts Partnership is delighted to invite poets from across Northern Ireland to a series of special poetry masterclass, designed to help you develop the draft of a poem to submit for inclusion in the Poetry in Motion Community Anthology, which this year has the title of ‘Threshold’. Please note that all poems submitted will also be considered for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2021/2022. The closing date for submitting poems is Monday 29th November at 9.00 am sharp. Please follow this link to find out more about the submission process:

Poetry in Motion Community 2021-2022 – Submission Rules

Please note that all masterclasses will take place on Zoom. You will be sent a link before the class.

REGISTERING FOR POETRY MASTERCLASSES

Please select the masterclass/classes which you would like to attend, and follow the link to make the booking. You may attend two classes, on either or both of the dates.

For each of the masterclasses, you must send a draft of a poem which you are considering submitting to the anthology:

by 3rd November for the 13th November masterclass, and 10th November for the 20th November masterclass.

20 Nov: Register for ONE Morning session here

20 Nov: Register for ONE Afternoon session here

Your poem will be passed on to the poet who is facilitating the masterclass. They will incorporate feedback on your poem into the masterclass.

Please note: if you attend more than one masterclass, you need to submit a different poem for each of these.

Book early to avoid disappointment, as places are limited. Cost per Masterclass: £5.00 No refunds will be given.


POETRY MASTERCLASSES

SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER 10.45 am to 4.15pm

10.45 am Welcome and Introduction

11.00 am to 1.00 pm: WORKSHOPS 5 AND 6

WORKSHOP 5 – BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS with EMMA MUST

Does the start of your poem sing? Have you written beyond its true ending? We’ll explore how some contemporary poets choose to start and finish their poems before applying tips and techniques to your own work as you prepare to submit to the CAP anthology and the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing.

Please send a draft poem to shelleyt@capartscentre.com by 10th November 2021.

Emma Must is an experienced poetry workshop facilitator who has recently completed a PhD in English (Creative Writing) at Queen’s University Belfast. Her poem ‘Toll’ won the Environmental Defenders Prize in the 2019 Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry and is included in Out of Time: Poetry from the Climate Emergency (Valley Press, July 2021), an Autumn 2021 Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. Her debut poetry pamphlet, Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe (2015), won the Templar Portfolio Award.


WORKSHOP 6 – AS GOOD AS IT GETS with MOYRA DONALDSON

This workshop will focus on the skill of drafting and editing your own poetry for submission to the CAP Anthology and Seamus Heaney New Writing Award. It will offer helpful and practical suggestions as to how best to ensure that your poem is ready for publication. What are the questions you can ask yourself? How do you know when a poem is finished?

The second half of the workshop will look at applying these skills to individual poems.

Please send one example of your work to shelleyt@capartscentre.com by 10th November 2021.

Moyra Donaldson is a poet and creative writing facilitator from Co Down. She has published nine collections of poetry, including a Selected Poems and in 2019, Carnivorous from Doire Press. She has been involved in various collaborations with visual artists, including Wexford artist Paddy Lennon. This resulted in the limited edition publication of artwork and poems, Blood Horses.

In 2019, she received a Major Individual Artist award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Her new collection, Bone House, is published by Doire Press 2021.


LUNCH BREAK 1.00 PM

Welcome and introduction: 2.00 pm

2.15 pm – 4.15 pm WORKSHOPS 7 AND 8


WORKSHOP 7 – BUFF AND POLISH with EMMA MUST

Make your poems shine. This practical workshop will consider some key pointers for editing your work before submission to the CAP anthology and the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing.

Please send a draft poem to shelleyt@capartscentre.com by 10th November 2021.

Emma Must is an experienced poetry workshop facilitator who has recently completed a PhD in English (Creative Writing) at Queen’s University Belfast. Her poem ‘Toll’ won the Environmental Defenders Prize in the 2019 Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry and is included in Out of Time: Poetry from the Climate Emergency (Valley Press, July 2021), an Autumn 2021 Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. Her debut poetry pamphlet, Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe (2015), won the Templar Portfolio Award.


WORKSHOP 8 – THE CRAFT OF POETRY with ROSS THOMPSON

In this workshop we will be informally discussing the finer points of submitting poems for consideration in publications or competitions such as the Seamus Heaney Award For New Writing. We will look closely at rhyme, rhythm, structure, imagery and other elements that make poetry such an expressive and rewarding art form.

We will identify some straightforward strategies to make writing, drafting and editing a little less daunting that should hopefully help and inspire you on your creative journey.

This workshop will provide an opportunity to share and respond to examples of your writing as a way of building self-confidence and enjoyment of the writing process.

Please send a draft poem to shelleyt@capartscentre.com by 10th November 2021.

Ross Thompson is a writer from Bangor, Northern Ireland. His debut poetry collection Threading The Light is published by Dedalus Press. His work has appeared on television and radio, and in a wide range of publications such as Dear Reader, Dodging The Rain, The Honest Ulsterman, Lunate, The North, The Ogham Stone, One and The Wild Word. Most recently, he wrote and curated A Silent War, a collaborative audio response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been adapted by Northern Ireland Screen into a series of archival and educational films. He is currently preparing a second full-length book of poems.

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