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Writer’s Incubation 2019 with Lani O’ Hanlon

Article by Derek Flynn © 18 February 2019.
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The Arts Office, Waterford City and County Council is pleased to announce details of their Writer’s Incubation 2019  
A year-long sustained literary relationship with your inner muse with Author, Poet and group facilitator, Lani O’ Hanlon

Writer, Lani O’ Hanlon explains, ‘This year-long Writer’s Incubation is aimed at those who would like to immerse and support themselves with the focus, intention, gentle discipline and enthusiasm to sustain a consistent writing practice using observation, reflection, memory, embodied sensuality, nature, intuition, space, time and awareness.

With support we will gain more trust in the process as we navigate through avoidance while also paying attention to what nourishes us and taking the necessary time out to do nothing, knowing like Winnie the Pooh, that something comes from nothing.’

Participants will be asked to keep two notebooks; one for new writing and a reflective diary of inspirations, breakthroughs and reflections on your creative process throughout the year. There will be an opportunity to avail of a one to one mentoring session midway through the course.

It is expected that each participant will have a body of work completed by the end of the year.

Venue:  The Old Market House Arts Centre, Lower Main Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Format : Eight sessions on Fridays from 10am to 1.15pm and 2.30pm to 4.45pm.

Dates:  March 22nd, April 26th, May 24th, June 14th, Sept 20th, Oct 25th, Nov 22nd, Dec 6th 2019.

A one hour, one to one mentoring session will be scheduled mid way during the course. (One to one sessions are on Friday September 27th and Friday October 4th 2019.)

Overall fee €800.00

Writers living within Waterford City & County Council’s administrative area can avail of a further special subsidised rate of €560.00.

Application process

 Interested candidates are required to fill out the Application form and to write a letter of interest  (no more than five hundred words) outlining your writing experience to date, whether you write poetry, prose, fiction or memoir and your reasons for wanting to do this course.

As applications may exceed the number of available places, this letter may be used to assign places.

Successful applicants will be contacted by email and a deposit of €200 is required at that stage to secure your place. The remaining payment will be completed at the beginning of the course on March 22nd 2019.


For more information and to apply click here 


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Derek Flynn runs Writing.ie's SongBook blog, and is an Irish writer and musician. He has a Masters in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. He’s been published in a number of publications, including The Irish Times, and his fiction was featured in 'Surge', an anthology of new Irish writing published by O’ Brien Press with the aim of showcasing “the very best of the next generation of Irish authors”. Online he can be found at his writing/music blog – ‘Rant, with Occasional Music’ – and on Twitter as @derekf03

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