Sat 6th and Sun 7th July
Two day WORKSHOP with MAEVE OBSULLIVAN and KIM RICHARDSON
Venue: Carousel Creates Dublin Writers Centre Rathfarnam Co Dublin Ireland
In this summer workshop we will work with the ancient medium of three line haiku poetry with its links to Japanese spiritual traditions . Combining this with mindfulness practices and the natural beauty of the nearby forests and mountains our goal is to increase our powers of observation and description .
Workshop participants will receive tuition in haiku and related forms plus breathing light and related exercises We will also get outside for at least one ginko or composition stroll taking inspiration from the local views flora and wildlife . The discipline of these short verses is both an end in itself and an aid in the expression and honing of other forms of writing .
We will aim to come away from this workshop with a deepened sense of where our creativity comes from and a heightened level of awareness that will help us strengthen our writing skills .
• The workshop is appropriate for anyone working in all writing forms
• No previous experience of haiku or of meditative practices is necessary
• The workshop is limited to a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15 participants
9am to 5pm
Cost: € 250 residential all meals incl dinner on Saturday €200 non residential incl all other meals
To book a place contact: Carolann Copland at carolann@copland org uk or on Website: http:/// www. carousel creates .com .