Haiku Workshop hosted by Maeve O’Sullivan

Haiku is the shortest and one of the oldest poetry forms in the world, having originated in Japan in the 17th century. It is primarily a nature poem but can also be used to describe human situations. In this introductory workshop you will get a short history of the form, with examples from classical and contemporary haijin, and learn some key techniques for writing and editing haiku and senryu (human nature haiku). You will also be encouraged to go on local ginko (composition strolls) to be inspired by the sights, sounds and smells of early autumn.

Maeve O'Sullivan works part-time in further education. Her poetry and haikai have been widely published, anthologized, awarded and translated. She is the author of five collections from Alba Publishing, the most recent of which is Wasp on the Prayer Flag (2021). Maeve is a professional member of the Irish Writers’ Centre, and leads workshops in haiku and related forms for adults and children on behalf of both them and Poetry Ireland.

Ticket price   €35

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 Bookbinding workshop hosted by artist and binder Elize de Beer

In this introductory bookbinding workshop, you will learn how to make your own A5 stab-bound book, a binding method developed in 17th century Japan that is still used throughout the world to create notebooks and albums. All materials will be provided to create your own A5 book, and you will be able to customise your cover from a range of decorative papers and coloured threads. The workshop will be hosted by artist and bookbinder Elize de Beer, owner of Bookward Bound Bindery, which uses traditional bookbinding techniques to create contemporary books and artist books.

Two-hour class, max. 10 people

All materials included in price 

Suitable for beginners, ages 12+

There are a very limited number of remaining tickets available for this workshop; please contact our ticket office at 0862895075