Poetry workshops with Galway Arts Centre in the New Year

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Aspiring poets from among Galway’s creative minds can work on their craft at three sets of workshops at the Galway Arts Centre in the New Year.

Well known local poet Kevin Higgins will be leading a series of workshops where participants will work on their material each week with the feedback of their classmates.

This best selling author; first collection,The Boy With No Face, published by Salmon Poetry, was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet.

His many works have achieved international success, getting translated into Greek, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Japanese & Portuguese.


When he’s not publishing his own material or cultivating talent with Galway Arts Centre, Kevin Higgins teaches poetry at NUI Galway

Past participants of this workshop have gone on to win the prestigious Hennessy Award for New Irish Poetry, two have won the Cúirt New Writing Prize, and yet another the Cúirt Poetry Grand Slam.

Each workshop will run for ten weeks at Galway Arts Centre, commencing the week of Monday January 21st.

They will take place on Tuesdays from 7pm – 8:30pm, Thursdays from 2pm – 4pm, and Fridays from 2pm – 3:30pm.

The Tuesday evening and Friday afternoon workshops are open to both complete beginners as well as those who’ve been writing for some time.

The Thursday afternoon workshop is an Advanced Poetry Workshop, suitable for those who’ve participated in poetry workshops before or had poems published in magazines.

To register for these classes is €110, contact Galway Arts Centre at 091 565886 or email info@galwayartscentre.ie.