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Poetry Writing Workshop with Poet & Author Enda Wyley for 12- 15 year olds

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Poetry Writing online workshop for 12-15 year olds with poet and author Enda Wyley.

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Enda Wyley was born in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. She is a poet and a teacher and member of Aosdána, the Irish affiliation of artists. She has published six collections of poetry with Dedalus Press, most recently, Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems and The Painter on his Bike, 2019. With her husband the poet Peter Sirr, she also co-hosts the podcast Books for Breakfast about books and writing. https://booksforbreakfast.buzzsprout.com. ‘Enda Wyley is a true poet.’ The Irish Times.

In this interactive online workshop, participants will learn about the process of writing poetry and the publishing process. A parent or guardian must be present with their child/ young adult during the workshop. Participants are asked also to please have pen and paper with them during the workshop.

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