Munster Literature Centre
Ionad Litríochta an Deisceart

Workshops

Fees-free Poetry Workshop for Irish poets who have not had the privilege to study Creative Writing at Third Level

The Munster Literature Centre is offering a poetry workshop series for Irish poets who have not had the privilege to study Creative Writing at third level.

On offer is a series of six, weekly, 90 minute, Zoom-delivered, workshops beginning in February. Applicants will need a good internet connection to participate. The workshops will be given by the poet Patrick Cotter. www.patrickcotter.ie

Workshops will be on a week-day evening on six consecutive weeks 7.00-8.30pm.

Industry average tuition fees of €120-€250 will be waived but successful candidates will be expected to subscribe to Southword (at a cost of €20). Participants will receive complementary copies of two issues of the literary journal Cyphers (valued at €14) and two recent collections of poetry (valued at €25). A maximum of eight places are on offer.

Applicants must submit in a single file, six of their best poems and a one-page letter which outlines how they believe they can benefit from this opportunity.

Read guidelines and submit on Submittable:

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Other Cork Events

Ó Bhéal’s 10th Winter Warmer (and 2nd hybrid) festival presents over 30 poets from seven countries. Most of these featured guests will read/perform in-person at Nano Nagle Place, with others appearing virtually. All events will be free to access via Ó Bhéal’s online Festival Stage and usual social media channels. In-person audience capacity is 120.

Fiction at the Friary

Last sunday of each month at 3 p.m.

Fiction at the Friary is a free monthly fiction event open to all: readers, writers, aspiring writers, anyone who loves a good story. Our events take place on the last Sunday of every month (excluding December and July) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Friary Bar in Cork (unless otherwise advertised).

Lime Square Poets

Every Thursday at 7.45 p.m.

Founded in 2021, Lime Square Poets is a platform for poets worldwide to share and celebrate each other’s work. Our weekly online poetry events series is hosted from Limerick & Cork, Ireland, and consists of a reading from a featured poet followed by an open mic.

O’Bheal

2nd Monday of each Month at 8 p.m. (Streamed from 8.30 p.m.)

Events are held in the Hayloft Bar, upstairs at the Long Valley, Winthrop street, as well as on Zoom and streamed via obheal.ie/live.

Poetry Films start from 7.00 p.m. (45mins – not streamed). Five Word Challenge starts at 8.30 p.m. Guest poets begin at around 9.20/9.30 p.m. Open mic session from 10.30 p.m.

DeBarra’s Spoken Word

monthly—updates on facebook page

De Barra’s Spoken Word, Clonakilty is an open forum for writers of all genres. The evening features guest speakers, workshops and an open mic.