Carlow Writer-in-Residence programme (summer 2020)

I was pleased to be invited to the Carlow Writer-in-Residence programme, as part of which I will deliver a series of workshops over July and August 2020.

The programme is managed by the Carlow County Council Arts Office in partnership with Carlow College, and has been running for the past few years with contributions from writers and artists working across disciplines - poets, novelists, short story writers, essayists, filmmakers, dramatists, songwriters.

The workshops are administered by the residency organisers and are directed at members of writers groups in Carlow. Given ongoing restrictions associated with Covid-19 my activities will be delivered online, and in the course we will focus on language as material rather than as conveyor of meaning or message, privileging observational, appropriative, responsive and participative approaches to literary practice over notions of originality or genius.

My thanks to Sinead Dowling, Carlow Co Co Arts Officer, and Dr Derek Coyle at Carlow College, for the invitation.

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