Poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre to help artists find their voice

Galway Daily life & style Kevin Higgins leading poetry workshops at Galway arts centre

Aspiring poets who want to try putting pen to paper themselves will be able to avail of range of poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre this May.

Well known local poet Kevin Higgins will be running three sets of poetry workshops out of Galway Arts Centre in May.

Kevin has published five collections of poetry with Salmon, most recently Song of  Songs 2.0: New & Selected Poems (2017).

His first collection The Boy With No Face was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet.

Kevin’s work has been translated for international audiences in Greek, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German, Serbian, Russian, & Portuguese.

On top of his writing Kevin has been teaching poetry in Galway for many years and organises the Over the Edge literary festival.

At these classes participants will receive a poetry writing exercise each week followed by constructive criticism on hos to hone their skills and voice.

Each set of workshops will last for eight weeks starting from the week of Monday, May 13, with one taking place on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm, another on Thursday afternoons from 2-4pm, and the third group on Friday afternoons from 2-3:30pm.

The Thursday afternoon classes are an advanced poetry workshops, suitable for people who have been writing for some time.

The programme of classes cost €90, with an €80 concession rate and must be paid in advance.

To reserve a place contact reception at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, phone 091 565886, email info@galwayartscentre.ie, or go to https://www.galwayartscentre.ie/courses.