I'm happy to have been invited back to Kildare Readers Festival. For this year's (10th) edition I will run a workshop with title 'Persona Poetry':
"Participants will be guided by Christodoulos Makris to make use of public texts to compose poetry in the personae of a range of current figures. This is a fun and interactive workshop, with the techniques employed adaptable to writing other kinds of poetry. Participants will also create an 'exquisite corpse' (a communally composed poem). Christodoulos is acclaimed as one of the leading practitioners of experimental poetry. All levels of experience welcome."
The workshop takes place on Saturday 19 October at 2pm, at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Participation is free, but booking is required. You can book a place here.
Workshop participants will have the opportunity to share the poetry they produced in 'Hot Off The Press', an event directly following the workshop which will also include the Dennis O'Driscoll Literary Awards presentation. I will also be giving a short reading as part of this event.
With thanks to Kildare County Council Library and Arts Service.