Invitation to Online Poetry Masterclasses – 13 Nov

The registration for the Masterclasses on the 20th of November is below.

20th 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.

Registration 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.

13 Nov: Register for ONE Morning session here

13 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 13TH NOVEMBER 10.45 am to 4.15pm

10.45 am Welcome and Introduction

11.00 am to 1.00 pm: WORKSHOPS 1 AND 2

WORKSHOP 1 – 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 of a poem to shelleyt@capartscentre.com by 3rd 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 2 – RECOVERING MEMORY, RENEWING IMAGERY with MATTHEW RICE

As well as focusing on editing and refining your poems for submission to the CAP anthology and the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing, this workshop will examine and explore how, via language, our memories can be reinterpreted and formulated into fresh and surprising, sometimes unexpected, imagery.

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 3rd November 2021.

Matthew Rice was born in Belfast. He holds an MA in Poetry and Criticism from The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast, and is currently a doctoral student there. His debut collection, The Last Weather Observer, was published in 2021 by Summer Palace Press, and was Highly Commended in the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.


LUNCH BREAK 1.00 PM

2.00 PM Welcome and introduction

2.15 PM TO 4.15 PM.WORKSHOPS 3 AND 4


WORKSHOP 3 – 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 of a poem to shelleyt@capartscentre.com by 3rd 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 4 – IN THE DOORWAY with KATHLEEN MCCRACKEN

Preparing your writing for submission to a journal or competition is like standing in a doorway – you’ve composed your piece, but publication is a future prospect. In keeping with the 2021 theme ‘Threshold’, this workshop will focus on the crucial ‘in-between’ process of editing draft work to the point where it is ready for submission to the Community Arts Partnership anthology and the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing.

How do you know when your poem is ready for submission and how can you ensure the final version is the best you can make it? Will it capture a reader’s attention and evoke an emotional response? Is it accurately presented? This workshop will provide general tips and individualised guidance to help sharpen your editorial skills and bring your poem to publication standard.

Please send a draft of a poem to shelleyt@capartscentre.com by 3rd November 2021.

Canadian poet Kathleen McCracken is the author of eight collections of poetry including Blue Light, Bay and College, shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and a bilingual English/Portuguese edition entitled Double Self Portrait with Mirror: New and Selected Poems. She was a finalist for the WB Yeats Society of New York Poetry Competition, the Montreal International Prize for Poetry, The Walrus Poetry Prize, and the CBC Poetry Prize. In 2019 she won the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing. Kathleen is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature at Ulster University, Northern Ireland.

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