The Limerick Writers’ Centre pesents a series of creative writing classes, featuring poetry and short story for senior citizens (aged 55 plus), an age group that is often underrepresented in literature and writing activities. Many people, people who may have missed out on things in their life will through their participation in this course express their hidden talents through creative writing. Specifically it seeks to encourage the creativity of senior citizens in the run up to Bealtaine 2017 and beyond.

The workshops

In conjunction with the Limerick Writers’ Centre and supported by Bealtaine 2017, the facilitator, award-winning poet Ron Carey, will give friendly and personal support to each participant. At the end of the course Limerick Writers’ Centre will give consideration to publishing a book featuring the work produced. The book would be published in May during Bealtaine Festival 2017.

The workshops will be held at the Limerick Writers’ Centre, 12 Barrington Street, Limerick.

 

Dates: Sat 15th April – Sat 13th May 2017 10.30am to 12.30pm

 

Fees for the 5 week course are €80 (€70 concession). Booking essential. Details limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com or Tel 087 2996409 .    Limerick Writers’ Centre, 12 Barrington St., Limerick

The Facilitator

Ron Carey only began to write poetry seriously in his 60’s. He is a prize-winning poet and a finalist in many national and international poetry competitions including The Bridport Prize, Lightship International Poetry Prize, Cinnamon Press Poetry Awards, Fish International Poetry Prize, Gregory O’ Donoghue International Poetry Awards, Hugh O’Flaherty Poetry Award, iYeats Poetry Prize and the Wasafiri New Writing Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared in many anthologies and magazines and he was a featured poet at the Hunt Museum in Limerick for Cuisle 2013. In 2015 he received a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of South Wales. In 2016 he was Highly Commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Award and his debut collection ‘DISTANCE’ was shortlisted for the Forward Prize Best First Collection UK and Ireland.

 

The Limerick Writers’ Centre is a non profit organisation established to nurture and support writers, fostering literary excellence through readings, workshops and publishing activities – serving literature, books and creativity in the North Munster region since 2008.