Portrait of Declan BurkeCork County Council Library and Arts Service is pleased to announce its first online writing course with crime writer Declan Burke.  Over 10 weeks, Declan will lead a series of free online evening classes to help participants learn more about the craft of crime writing and develop their skills in this particular genre.

Declan Burke’s novels Eightball Boogie, Slaughter’s Hound and Absolute Zero Cool have all been shortlisted for the crime fiction prize at the Irish Book awards.  Absolute Zero Cool won the Goldsboro Award for comic crime fiction. Declan is a former Dublin City of Literature writer-in-residence, and a frequent collaborator with the Irish Writers’ Centre. Declan’s current novel is The Lammisters.

The course is free but places are limited. Applications are open to anyone living on the island of Ireland. Click the following link to apply Crime Writing Online Workshop 2020.

 

LIFE_Declan_Burke_full.jpgCork County Council Library and Arts Service is delighted to announce an online writing course with novelist Denyse Woods.  Over 10 weeks, Denyse will lead a series of free online evening classes to help participants learn more about crafting narrative and the techniques employed to do so.

Denyse is the author of six novels, including Of Sea and Sand (2018), Overnight to Innsbruck and The Catalpa Tree. She has been awarded Literature Bursaries by the Arts Council of Ireland and Cork County Council as well as writers’ residencies with the Shanghai Writers’ Association, the Centre Culture Irlandais in Paris and Zvona i Nari, in Liznjan, Croatia. 

The course is free, but places are limited. Applications are open only to people over 18, living in the Cork County Council administrative area. Click the following link to apply - A Time to Write - Fiction With Denyse Woods Workshop Application Form.

LIFE_Declan_Burke_full.jpgCork County Council Library and Arts Service is pleased to announce an online poetry workshop series with its Writer-in-residence, Matthew Geden.  Over 8 weeks, Matthew will lead a series of free online evening classes to help participants develop their poetic skill & technique while looking at subjects such as mood, characterisation and language.

The poet running the course, Matthew Geden, has been living in Kinsale since 1990. His poems have appeared in numerous publications both at home and abroad including Something Beginning with P, Poets of the Millennium and The Backyards of Heaven. His most recent publication, Fruit, was published by Sur Vision Books in 2020. He is co-founder of the SoundEye International Poetry Festival.  Matthew is the current Writer-in-Residence for Cork County Council Library & Arts Service.

The course is free, but places are limited. Applications are open only to people over 18, living in the Cork County Council administrative area. Click the following link to apply: A Light to Transform the World - Writing Poetry Application Form.

Open Call | LHQ Gallery, Library Headquarters, Carrigrohane Road, Cork

Library Headquaters Gallery Space

Closing date for receipt of proposals is Friday 21st February at 5pm

Cork County Library & Arts Service is pleased to announce an Open Call for its LHQ exhibition space 2020/2021.

We are seeking proposals from artists and collectives working or living in Ireland. LHQ exhibitions will be limited to one month per artist/collective. This is an opportunity to exhibit your work in a community space with the option of putting your work up for sale. There is no artist fee to exhibit.  For further information please click the below link:

LHQ Open Call Further Information