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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"The Inishbofin Jaunt" Poetry Weekend

Write, read and hear poetry on Inishbofin on the August Bank Holiday weekend. In this weekend course, acclaimed poets and tutors Yvonne Cullen and Sean Lysaght will lead classes for beginners and also for those wishing to strengthen their skills and poetic voices. Outdoor and landscape-based sessions and Readings will accompany these classes, and good time will be left also for swims, walks, tracking the corncrake and enjoying Bofin's unique character and peace.

Fee for the weekend is 230 euro. There are four half fee places at 115 euro and one free place, all available for Bofin residents. To apply for these or other places on the course or for more information please email yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com Please note that course fee does not include accomodation or board. Course programme includes accomodation listings ranging from hostel to hotel, and listings are also available on the inishbofin development company's website. if interested in attending the weekend, we would advise you to research accomodation options IMMEDIATELY, and to contact us to book immediatley as well! We expect a wonderful weekend, and are especially excited at the idea of local involvement in it.

About the tutors:
Yvonne and Sean are both regular Bofin visitors and both have also performed their own work on Bofi in recent times. Both are lovers of Bofin who will be delighted to make this a weekend where poetry and love of place and the stories of place, both personal and communal, come together.

Course organiser and facilitator Yvonne has been leading writing workshops for 18 years. She was described in the Irish Times recently as " That rare thing, a writer who writes beautifully and can pass on the skill." Sean's poetry, it has been said, "brings us not just to the natural world, but also to the environment of the imagination, the environment of language, the environment of literature and of the world's store of legend and tale."