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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Poetry Workshops with Kevin Higgins at Galway Arts Centre

In May Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three poetry workshops, all facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins, whose best-selling 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. Kevin Higgins is an experienced workshop facilitator and co-organiser of the Over The Edge readings in Galway City Library. Several of his students have gone on to achieve publication success.

Each workshop will run for eight weeks, commencing during the week of May 14th.They will take place on Tuesday evenings, 7-8.30pm; Wednesday afternoons, 2-3.30pm; and on Thursday afternoons, 2-3.30pm.

The Tuesday evening and Wednesday 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. The cost to participants is €98, with an €88 concession rate.

Places must be paid for in advance. To reserve a place contact Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominic Street, Galway; phone 091-565886; or e-mail victoria@galwayartscentre.ie