with Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal
Tuesday September 3rd
7pm – 9:15pm €10
To Book: firstname.lastname@example.org or 083 845 1750
This workshop is perfect for those at the beginning of their literary journey. Both published poets and poets who haven’t published a single poem before are equally welcome.
The workshop cultivates a safe space to share your writing, and is an interactive environment for poets to share their thoughts. Participants are invited to submit a poem prior to the workshop, which will be circulated in advance to the other participants.
In the first hour, ten to fifteen minutes will be spent with each poem, with the opportunity to share thoughts and suggestions.
The second half of the workshop is directed towards working with the traditional forms of poetry like sonnets, villanelles, sestinas, pantoums, and ghazals. Participants will be invited to interact with prompts provided and write poems in their chosen form.
Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal is a poet and writer from the Himalayan town of Palampur, currently based out of Belfast. She moved to Dublin over two years ago to pursue her MPhil in Irish Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. She has lived in Antwerp, Belgium where she contributed to the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project. She was the Poetry Editor of Trinity College, Dublin’s postgraduate journal College Green and has worked in publishing sector and a photobook library in Ireland. Currently, she is an editor for The Open Ear journal at Queen’s University, Belfast. Supriya is the author of two poetry collections, The Myriad and Musings of Miss Yellow.
She has been actively involved in the literary scene in India, contributing to numerous literary carnivals across the country, including Kumaon Literary Festival, where she was the chairperson of Students’ Committee for the year 2015. She helped conducting creative writing workshops on behalf of the poetry group Poets Corner with the children below ten years of age at Village Arohi as a part of this literary carnival. She was also a participant of the Te Aroha Writers’ Retreat (November, 2014) in Dhanachuli, Uttrakhand, a prequel to Kumaon Literary Festival. She is also associated with the Delhi Poetry Festival. She is the core team member of Poets Corner, a one of a kind poetry collective based out of New Delhi.
Supriya was longlisted for the 2018 Coffeehouse Troubadour Poetry Contest which was judged by Jo Shapcott and Daljit Nagra. She was shortlisted for the Poems for Home Contest for charity organised by an eminent organisation called Shelter which aims at eradicating homelessness. Recently, during October, 2018 Supriya read at the Tanta International Festival of Poetry in Egypt. Supriya’s poems have been translated into Hindi, German, Arabic and Italian. She is currently pursuing her second Masters in Poetry at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queens University, Belfast.