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Writing Course: Something Borrowed, Something New

Beginning Thursday 5 March 2020 I will be teaching a weekly course (duration 8 weeks) with title  'Something Borrowed, Something New'  at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin: "This is a course encouraging innovative approaches to writing: responding directly to our contemporary content-sharing culture, it will explore in practical terms ways in which this is altering all forms of literature. As a direct consequence of the superabundance of readily accessible text and other documentation, the nature of literary composition is undergoing radical transformation, with the contemporary writer increasingly relying on their reading, selection and manipulation skills. Participants on this course - which is nominally geared towards the advanced, but is suitable for inquisitive writers of all levels of experience - will explore approaches that make use of pre-existing material with an application to poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Issues relating to copyright and attribution

yes to the above (The Lifeboat Press, 2019)

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In an exciting development connected to my recent reading in Belfast , The Lifeboat Press published a limited edition pamphlet of my work with title  yes to the above . yes to the above  is a collection of outtakes, or 'deleted scenes', from  this is no longer entertainment . Conceived as a 'bonus material' accompaniment to the book, it consists of seven of the sections I cut out the massive document I assembled over the timeline of the entertainment project in the process of composing the poem. The pamphlet,  a limited edition publication in 50 numbered copies , was produced for the reading on 12 November 2019 as  The Lifeboat  Issue Thirty Six, and sold for the nominal price of £1. A small number of copies remains available. If you're interested in acquiring one please email me to arrange.