Writing: The Craft in Kinlough

Writing: The Craft in Kinlough

Regional writers Monica Corish and Tom Sigafoos are offering a series of “Writing: The Craft” workshops in Kinlough on 6 February, 5 March, and 2 and 30 April.

The workshops will take place on Saturday afternoons from 1-4.3opm. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. For further detail, contact Tom at (087) 94 0584 / tomsigafoos@gmail.com, or Monica at (087) 641 4185 / monicacorish@gmail.com.

At the workshops, Monica and Tom will offer feedback and constructive critique on participants’ work, guidance on publication, and exercises in the skills of creative writing. Feedback and critique will follow the guidelines detailed in “Writing Alone, Writing Together” by Judy Reeves.

Monica Corish is a writer, a mentor and an experienced and inspirational AWA-trained writing group leader. She won the 2014 North West Words Poetry Prize; her short story “Sepia” is included in the Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005 – 2015; and her memoir writing has been broadcast on Sunday Miscellany and Lyric FM’s Quiet Quarter.

Monica was SPARK writer-in-residence at the Leitrim Observer, and “Gleanings – Poetry Inspired by the Observer” was published by Leitrim Arts Office in July 2015. Her second full collection, “A Dying Language”, will be published by the Irish Hospice Foundation Press in May 2016.

Tom Sigafoos is the author of Pool of Darkness, shortlisted as one of five finalists for the Penny Dreadful Novella Prize. His short stories have been published in The Quiet Quarter Anthology – Ten Years of Great Irish Writing, in Crannog Literary Magazine, in The Cathach Literary Journal and in The Irish Times.