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Lani O’Hanlon: Workshop

DATE
Fri 28 October
TIME
5:30 PM
VENUE
Waterford Gallery of Art
TICKETS
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DATE
Fri 28 October
TIME
5:30 PM
VENUE
Waterford Gallery of Art
TICKETS
Click link below

Ekphrasis means ‘description’ in Greek. An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning. (The Poetry Foundation).

In this workshop we will take time out to nurture our creative process by working with the tradition of Ekphrastic writing, we will imagine, sense, reflect and play – exploring our personal response to a work of art and the artist who made it. 
 
Lani O’ Hanlon is a somatic dance and movement therapist, an experienced creative writing facilitator, writer and poet from West Waterford.
 
Her recent publications include, Poetry Wales, Portland Review, Orbis 200, The Amphibian Lit, Vanguard’s 14, Dedalus Press Anthology, Romance Options and up-coming in Southword 43.
 
Her poetry and prose are broadcast regularly on RTE Sunday Miscellany and can be heard on the RTE Radio Player. She is the winner of the Poetry Ireland Trocaire Competition 2022 and one of Poetry Ireland’s Introductory Poets.

She is the author of Dancing the Rainbow, Holistic Well-Being through Movement, (Mercier Press) and The Little Theatre (Poetry Chapbook)

Awards and commendations include; the Hennessy New Irish Writing, the Bridport Prize, Poetry on the Lake, Irish Writers Centre’s Novel Fair and with director Fiona Aryan, O’ Bheal International poetry film.

Your poetry is really beautiful, tender and vividly written, I could almost hear you reciting it.

Anna Potter, Editor, The Amphibian Lit.

'A poet of grace, memory and theatre, Lani O'Hanlon has emerged as one of the most distinctive and talented new poets of the South East.'

Thomas McCarthy

'Her work is both a cure for what ails us and a cure for language itself: like the best and the rarest of writers, she restores words to their full potency and power'.

Grace Wells