This Autumn (2022) The Gallery Press is offering three online poetry workshops by Gallery authors Thomas McCarthy, Peter Sirr and Grace Wilentz.

Two levels of applicants are invited – Aspiring Writers and Emerging Writers. These courses will provide an ideal platform for participants to explore the creative process of writing under the guiding eye of an experienced, published poet in the company of a community of similar writers. Attention will also be paid to the procedures toward publication in magazine and book form.

The Gallery Press invite submissions from writers of all backgrounds and encourage underrepresented voices. Application is open to Irish poets (resident anywhere) and to poets currently resident in Ireland. Applicants must be over 18.

Each workshop is made up of four one-and-a-half-hour sessions which will take place once a week. A fee of €25.00 for your chosen workshop will be payable when a place has been offered and you have accepted the offer. Fees must be paid in full within three days of acceptance.

Workshops are limited to 12 participants. (See below to find which course best suits your level and schedule.)

Workshop fee €25.00 for four sessions. (Concessions available to unwaged/low income).

Places will be offered based on work submitted. Please state which workshop interests you and send via email three sample poems together with a short biography (including information on any already published work) to Submissions should ideally be in Word or pdf format. (Please include all three of your poems in one document.)

Applications can be made from August 2nd for all workshops. We expect these workshops to fill quickly and advise early application. Booking will close on 30 September.

Workshop dates and details:

Workshop A with Thomas McCarthy (Aspiring) 5/12/19/26 October 7-8.30 pm
Workshop B with Peter Sirr (Emerging) 21/28 October and 4/11 November 11-12.30 p.m.
Workshop C with Grace Wilentz (Emerging) 12/19/26 November and 3 December. 2-3.30 p.m.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.



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