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Writing Workshops

Saturday 26th March at 10.30am €25/20


By application to [email protected]

Don Paterson

These workshops will be facilitated by contemporary poets
and teachers Don Paterson and Fiona Sampson. Both
workshops are aimed at poets who are building towards a
first collection. As places are limited, applicants are asked
to apply by e-mailing 3 poems and a list of publications
before Wednesday 9th March, marking clearly your
preferred workshop.

Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. Since Nil
Nil (1993), which won the Forward Prize for Best First
Collection, he has written five collections of poetry, most
recently Landing Light (2003), which won the T.S. Eliot Prize,
and Rain (2009), which won the Forward Poetry Prize and
the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He is also an editor,
musician and dramatist, and has written English versions of
works by Rilke and Machado. He teaches in the School of
English at the University of St Andrews.


Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson has published fifteen books - including
poetry, philosophy of language and studies of writing
process - of which the most recent are Rough Music
(Carcanet, 2010) and Common Prayer (Carcanet 2007), both
shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes. She was
educated at the Universities of Oxford and Nijmegen and
has a PhD in the philosophy of language. For her pioneering
residencies in health care, Sampson has received
international recognition. She has been the editor of Poetry
Review since 2005.

To apply or for additional information please contact
[email protected]
Tel: (01) 505 9582




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