Poetry Ireland Year in Review 2020 and Christmas Greetings
Poetry Ireland

Dear Friends,

As we move towards the end of the year, we would like to extend our thanks to all our brilliant collaborators, visitors, followers and supporters for helping us make 2020 happen.

We've had a busy year and below you can have a look through our 2020 Year in Review to see just a selection of our highlights from the past twelve months.

We are also very busy planning supports, activities and programme for 2020 and before we break for the festive season, we have outlined three projects for you to watch out for 2021, and stay tuned for more announcements as there is so much more to come!

Rather than sending Christmas cards this year, we have made a donation to the Peter McVerry Trust, so we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas, and we look forward to your company in 2021. 

The Poetry Ireland Team


Three Things to Watch Out For in 2021

Archive of Working Class Writing
A new online archive centring the voices of working class writers who wrote out of community settings in Dublin in the 1970s to 1990s. The project will be led by Dr Emma Penney, poet Sophie Meehan and digital artist Áine O'Hara and will recover important work that has been unarchived and largely unread for decades, emphasising poetry as a working class artform. Funding is from the Arts Council’s Literature Project Award, with benefit in kind from Poetry Ireland.

Workshop with Tara Bergin
This two-hour workshop with poet and lecturer Tara Bergin - taking place on 19 February - is aimed towards poets who have a strong track record of publication (a pamphlet or collection, or poems published in reputable journals).
We'll be opening applications for this in the New Year so keep an eye on our website and social media. 

Writing Home
Writing Home is a creative engagement project led by artist Colm Keegan. This exciting pilot project is designed to give a voice to and support the wellbeing of residents of homeless services. Its aim is to use poetry, writing and spoken word to provide a valuable, authentic and apolitical insight into life in homeless facilities so that readers from all walks of life can engage with and learn from our participants. 
The initiative was developed by Colm Keegan with Kilkenny County Council and is supported by Poetry Ireland, and made possible with funding from Creative Ireland. 

Poetry Ireland Year in Review 2020

>> Click image or this link to read our 2020 Overview


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