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Zoom meeting today! Discuss about The John Broderick Residency - AEDEI
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Zoom meeting today! Discuss about The John Broderick Residency

The John Broderick Writer in Residence is a 10-week residency which Iwas awarded this year and will see me work with the community in
Westmeath. Thanks to Broderick’s bequest, this residency has been
running for 3 years to support the arts in Athlone and in the wider
community. I’ll be giving a 10-week workshop titled ‘Pilgrimage to
our Household Gods’ where we’ll be working on poetry, prose and
essay all based around the domestic, the everyday, the quotidian
–something we’re all extremely familiar with this year. There will
also be mentorship for a poet working toward a first collection, a
series of Writing clinics and a Book Club where we’ll be reading Oein
De Bhairduin’s _Why the Moon Travels_ in tandem with the Dedalus Press
anthology _The Word Arc: A pocket book of Animal Poems. _There will be
other events, readings and such, still to be announced. My aim this year
as writer in residence is to include the New Irish community; members of
the community whose first language is not necessarily English but who
now call Ireland home and who have so much to offer from their
experiences.

Tomorrow night (Wednesday) we’ll be launching live on Zoom at 5pm
(Irish time) where I’ll discuss the residency and outline some of the
events. To be followed by a Q & A afterwards. The Zoom link for the
launch can be found here https://johnbroderickresidency.wordpress.com/
and all further info. will go up on the site after we’ve launched.

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