Online Workshop

“Three Weeks, Three Poems”

Online Poetry Workshop with Irish poet Clodagh Beresford Dunne

“Three Weeks, Three Poems”

Join award winning poet, Clodagh Beresford Dunne for our first Listowel Writers’ Week online poetry workshop. With a blend of individual and group sessions, Clodagh will offer advice and support to poets.

In advance of each workshop session, each participant will be invited to e-mail three poems (up to 40 lines for each poem). Each participant will agree a morning/evening session time with Clodagh. This scheduled time will be the same time for the two individual sessions. Clodagh will provide individual feedback on each poem during this time. The third week will involve a group session and will cover a discussion on ‘Poetic Form: A Hindrance or a Help?’

Week 1:               30 minute Zoom session critique of poem 1

Week 2:               30 minute Zoom session critique of poem 2 and 3

Week 3:               40 minute Zoom Group session – “POETIC FORM – A hindrance or a help?”


The mixed delivery of “Three Weeks, Three Poems” offers participants a more personal online experience in the one-to-one sessions and a collaboration of working within a group Zoom session. The workshop is limited to a maximum of fifteen participants.


CLODAGH BERESFORD DUNNE is an Award Winning Poet based in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford Her poems have been published and broadcast internationally. Her poem “Seven Sugar Cubes” (first published in The Irish Times) was voted Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year at the 2017 Irish Book Awards.

Described as a “Courageous and necessary voice” and “A poet who domesticates genius”, Edna O’Brien has hailed Beresford Dunne as “A brilliant Poet who is in love with language and whose poems I love” and in December, 2019, at an Award Ceremony in London, O’Brien (as recipient of the David Cohen Literary Prize) chose to bestow the Clarissa Luard Award for an Emerging Writer on Clodagh Beresford Dunne.

With an academic background in Law, English, and Public Speaking, Clodagh is also an experienced teacher and the recipient of several Arts Council of Ireland, Artlinks and Waterford County Council Arts Office Awards and Bursaries.


Listen to Clodagh recite her short epigraph, Seven Sugar Cubes at Listowel Writers’ Week in 2018, which was written on hearing the sad news of the sudden death of her father and dedicated to him:


Poetry Workshop Fee: €100 per person plus online booking fee of €3. Payment secures your place and is non-refundable.

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For all enquiries email or phone 00353 (0)68 21074.

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