ADULT WORKSHOPS

Time Out Meditation

Take some time out and relax in this meditation session designed to calm the mind and create positive energy. You'll be guided in the meditation by Desmond Gough who regularly runs meditation retreats at Jampa Ling Buddhist Meditation Centre in County Cavan. No experience is necessary.FREE EVENT – NO BOOKING NECESSARY

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Poetry Workshop: What makes a good poem?

This workshop will consider what makes a good poem. Jane Clarke will lead a series of writing exercises aimed at developing quality poetry. Attendees will go away with new work and ways of improving their work. All levels of experience welcome. ENTRY: €40 (INCLUDES LUNCH) – TO BOOK EMAIL: INFO@DNLF.IE    

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Fiction Workshop: Voice, Character and Dramatic Action

This fun, intensive workshop led by Lisa Harding is aimed at writers seeking to create complex, memorable characters that come alive on the page. All levels of experience welcome. Find out more about Lisa here Entry: €40 (includes lunch) - To Book Email: info@dnlf.ie

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CHILDRENS WORKSHOPS

Children’s workshop: Greetings Heroes!

Greetings Heroes! is an interactive storytelling workshop for those aged 6 - 10, led by writer and performer Graham Tugwell. The children drive the action and no two sessions are ever alike. Free Event - Booking is essential as limited places available. Email: info@dnlf.ie

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CAFÉ TRAIL

CAFÉ TRAIL

Brilliant and funny performance poet, Siobhán MacMahon, will read and chat in convivial café surroundings. 10.30am - 11.15am Cinnamon Alley, Hanly's Place, Nenagh 11.30am - 12.15pm Deborah's Café, 16 Silver Street, Nenagh        FREE EVENT – NO BOOKING NECESSARY 

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CAFÉ TRAIL

Enjoy Sunday brunch at Steeples Cafe while Jane Clarke and Geraldine Mitchell read poems by their colleague and friend, Shirley McClure, who died in 2016. After Shirley's death, Jane edited a collection of her poems, Origami Doll, that was published earlier this year. Jane and Geraldine will read for you and discuss why Shirley McClure was an important figure in their lives and in the Irish poetry landscape. Free Entry    

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Siobhan Mac Mahon

Siobhan Mac Mahon is a poet and performer with an MA in Creative Writing from University College Dublin. She has been writing and performing her poetry for many years in England, Ireland and across Europe. Siobhan won the WOMAD Festival poetry slam in 2017 and was poet in residence for The International Permaculture Conference in 2016. She has been published both online and in print, most recently in a Bloodaxe/ Raving Beauties Anthology, Hallelujah for 50 Foot Women. She was shortlisted for the Hennessey Award for New Irish Writing 2019. She is actively involved in the “100 Thousand Poets for Change” worldwide movement and runs creative writing workshops in a wide range of diverse communities and settings. Cafe Trail: Siobhan will also be reading from her work in our Café Trail on Saturday 5 October. Cinnamon Alley, Hanly's Place, Nenagh - 10.30am - 11.15am Deborah's Cafe, 16, Silver Street Nenagh 11.30am-12.15pm The cafe trail events are free and no booking is necessary. Siobhan Mac Mahon will also be leading one of our annual workshops with Paul McNamara for Transition Year Students in Lough Derg Yacht Club  on 4 October, 9am-3pm. Pre-booked groups only.

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