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Published on Monday 3 September 2012 09:00

A one-day poetry workshop will take place in The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton on Saturday, September 15, from 10am to 6pm.

The workshop, which is suitable for both beginner and more experienced writers, will be led by poet and AWA trained writing group leader Monica Corish.

The day will start with inspiration – a diverse collection of writing prompts, chosen to get the poetry juices flowing. From these first drafts participants will each choose one piece of writing, and spend the afternoon re-writing, editing, refining, distilling, turning the rose-water of first drafts into concentrated perfume; or, to change the metaphor, transforming rough beer into smooth whiskey.

At the end of the day each participant will have brought at least one poem one step closer to completion. “But be warned”, says Monica, “this is still only a beginning. With some poems you may spend many more days, weeks or months, even years, re-writing until your poem has arrived at a place where you know that the smallest further alteration would damage it, and you are satisfied.”