Surviving or Thriving? Workshop 1: Literature

Workshop 1: Literature

Slowing down as a source of creativity

facilitated by poet Lani O’Hanlon

Tuesday 16 March, 10.30am (online)
UPDATE: This workshop is fully booked

From Waterford Healing Arts Trust in partnership with the Arts Council.
Part of an online series of panel discussions, workshops and resources seeking to strengthen resilience, restore confidence and promote connectedness across the arts sector.

Our sincere appreciation to our associate organisation Words Ireland for their support and guidance in putting this Literature strand together.

In this workshop, participants will slow down and come more fully into the body, accepting where and how we are in the moment as part of life and our creative practice and process. Participants will look at the way artists have used the slowing down that change or illness causes as a deep source of inspiration and transformation – for example Beethoven’s Opus 32 – A holy song of thanks by a convalescent to the divinity, Leonard Cohen’s last songs and the poetry of Helen Dunmore, Phillip Gross and Elizabeth Bishop – and how the daily ritual and practice of writing and creating is a way to fully explore and cherish our inner and outer lives, day by day and in all seasons.

Adm free, but booking essential.  See below.  **UPDATE: This workshop is fully booked.

About Lani O’ Hanlon
Lani is an award-winning poet, writer and movement artist working in arts and health with Waterford Healing Arts Trust; She also works with Waterford City and County Arts Office and Waterford City and County Libraries and The Molly Keane House.  Lani holds an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University.  She is the author of Dancing the Rainbow: Holistic Well-Being Through Movement and The Little Theatre (poetry) and her poetry has been published in various journals including Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry, Southward, The Stinging Fly, Orbis, Abridged, Mslexia, in addition to various anthologies including Bloodaxe’s Staying Human, Vanguard’s 14, The Munster Literature’s Pandemia.  She has also been published in The Irish Times and regularly broadcasts on Sunday Miscellany, RTE Radio 1.  Lani’s poetry films with director Fiona Aryan have been selected for the Zebra Film Festival in Berlin and they were the first Irish winner of the O’Bheal International Poetry Film Festival.

Booking details:
Adm is free to this workshop, but places are limited, so booking is essential.  **UPDATE: This workshop is fully booked.
If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email with your name, contact tel and one sentence about yourself or why you’re interested in this workshop.  This will assist Lani to prepare for the session.  If places become available, they will be offered to those on the waiting list on a first come first served basis.

If you’re interested in attending more than one Surviving or Thriving? workshop, please indicate your order of preference in your email.  Depending on demand, it may be necessary to limit places to one workshop per person.