John McKenna, Creative Writing Workshop

If you ever fancied trying your hand at creative writing now is your chance. Well known writer and broadcaster John MacKenna will host a two day workshop entitled ‘Seasons of the heart’ on November 17th & 18th.
This two-day workshop will explore the ways in which we can draw on nature and our own life experiences to create fiction, poems and memoir. Participants are asked to bring two or three photographs and/or mementoes which are important in their lives. They are also asked to bring outdoor clothing and footwear as part of the workshop will involve working outside.
The two days will be an amalgam of writing; discussing and experiencing the effects of the seasons of the heart and the seasons of nature on writing.

John MacKenna’s latest book, Where Sadness Begins, a collection of poems, has just been published by Salmon Poetry.

Arty McGlynn,Jim Rooney & Mick Daly

Arty will be joined on the night by Jim Rooney and Mick Daly- Jim Rooney is an American music producer whose credits include Nanci Griffith’s Other Voices, Other Rooms, Hal Ketchum’s Past the Point of Rescue, Iris DeMent’s Infamous Angel, John Prine’s Aimless Love and many other widely hailed albums.

Arty McGlynn is in demand as a top guitarist and record producer. He has played with everyone from Van Morrison to Mark Knopfler and Liam O’Flynn. Mick Daly has played in many of Ireland’s best known groups including 4 Men & A Dog Any Old Time & the Lee Valley String Band.