november, 2023

thu16nov10:00 amthu1:00 pmWriting Science, Writing Humans10:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT Mountmellick Library, O'Moore Street Mountmellick Ireland


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT


Mountmellick Library

O'Moore Street Mountmellick Ireland

Event Details

Join author Niamh Boyce and Midlands Science for a half day writing workshop where we will be inspired by science, everything from astronomy to zoology is open to you to write about, whether it’s a short piece of flash fiction or a poem. The workshop will be facilitated by Laois author Niamh Boyce and she will be assisted by poet and science communicator Jackie Gorman. Participants will create work on the day and after editing, pieces will be collated into a short publication which will be published by Midlands Science. The theme for Science Week this year is being human and what could be more human than creativity and writing about the experience of being human.

Niamh Boyce won The Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year in 2012 for her poetry, subsequently collected in Inside The Wolf. Her debut novel The Herbalist was an Irish Writer’s Centre Novel Fair Winner. An instant bestseller, it also won Debut of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and was nominated for an IMPAC. Her Kind, her second novel, is based on the witchcraft trial of Alice Kyteler. Nominated for the EU Prize for literature, the judges called it ‘as searing a critique of our own times as is Arthur Millar’s The Crucible.’ Niamh was recently awarded the 2022 Dennis O Driscoll Literary Award by Kildare County Council. Jackie Gorman is a poet who works in science communications. She received the Listowel Writers’ Week Single Poem Award in 2017 and her 2019 debut The Wounded Stork was described by Martin Dyar as “an engrossing and ecologically attuned debut.” She received the Science Foundation Ireland Outstanding Contribution to Science Communications Award in 2022.

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