This workshop aims to provide an enjoyable experience for attendees, with an awareness in particular participants who may not be familiar with poetry or are new to creative writing, to enable them to be explore new and creative ways to write poetry. This is a welcoming and accepting workshop environment for first timers and those with writing experience to explore forms of experiential writing from lived experiences.
This workshop will enable attendees to engage in
- Poetry and poetry reading
- Writing exercise using writing prompts. Poems can be 3 lines or a paragraph, short story of 100words or a paragraph.
- Sharing of work (voluntary basis) and discussion, encouraging constructive feedback from other participants of the poetry or short story pieces or monologues.
- Writing exercise using visual prompts from Workshop 1. The prompts are there to spark an idea for a first draft.
- Ideas will be developed form memories, curios, realities apart, senses (such as touch, taste, scents etc)
Each participant will create at least 2 sample works as a basis for Workshops 3.
About the Facilitator:
Neo Florence Gilson is from Kimberley, South Africa and currently living in Ireland. She is a poet, singer, writer, storyteller and motivational speaker. Neo is an artist in residence with Sample-Studios and the Radical Institute’Studios of Sanctuary Residency Programme, supported by Cork Arts Fund at the Community Foundation for Ireland. She is also developing a new play as artist-in-residence with Corcadorca, one of Ireland’s foremost theatre companies. Neo’s poems have appeared online, on radio, DSAC Writers festival, Window to my World: Poetry, Resistance and Justice curated for World Poetry Day, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities, featured on Fishamble New Play Company’s Writing for Performance workshops and Outlandish Theatre production Love and Charity. Neo released a gospel audio CD titled “Behind The Veil ” in May 2013. She sang a cover of the legendary Miriam Makeba for Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconcilitation-Entanglements, celebrating Africa Day 2021 in Dublin. Neo participated in the Bodies and Ruins Symposium as part of Outlandish Theatre at Smock Alley Theatre. She has performed on various platforms in South Africa, UK, and Ireland.
This workshop is free and available to members of Sample-Studios only. Places are limited. To book, email Kimlingmorris@gmail.com