Friday, April 27, 2012

Poetry Competition Announced: Win a Residency in Ireland

Marc Chagall "I and the Village"
So here's the deal: I'm teaching a one week workshop in Ireland at Anam Cara Artists Retreat this August and you now have the chance of coming for free. All you need to do is write a poem of 14 lines or less on the Marc Chagall painting shown below "I and the Village." For deadlines and details click here to for Anam Cara's web site.

The winning poem will be announced June 14th on Bloomsday and will be published on the Writing Ireland web site which is an excellent source on all things related to writing in Ireland (and beyond).

Writing Ireland has just reprinted my essay, "It's Not How You Write, It's Not How You Re-write: the Art and Craft of Revision."

 If you want to sign up now for my course at Anam Cara "Speaking in Pictures: A Poetry Workshop Considering Visual Art" you should book soon; only a few places left! Please feel free to contact Sue at Anam Cara for a full schedule of the week. Her email is anamcararetreat (at)

What could be better than writing poetry in Ireland?


  1. Wonderful essay on revision, Susan. Thank you for making it available.

  2. An exciting competition with a wonderful prize - I'm sharpening my pencil...

    I'm reading and re-reading The Alchemist's Kitchen - a stained glass window ... full of light and colour, transparency and... lusciousness.. with chocolate and tulips and things we should never forget 'In summer there was always music...'

  3. Well i have enjoyed it throughly, great stuff and content. Hoping for same stuff in your future blogs also.

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