In this exciting and accessible workshop, Adam Wyeth (author of The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry) will take you on a journey through the great panoply of Celtic myth, revealing how these ancient narratives and traditions are deeply intertwined into the fabric of our daily lives.
Mythology and folklore is humanity attempting to explain the world to itself. By understanding myth we tap into the deep root of the collective unconscious. As each generation re-visits these tales, our personal and expanding lives offer fresh interpretations to these age-old myths.
With this in mind, Adam has developed a series of unique poetry exercises, showing the many ways in which we can interlace our writing with Celtic references. Once you’ve unlocked the mythic imagination, you’ll be shown how you can add your own 21st century twist to the rich bedrock of Celtic heritage – finding new ways from the old ways to enhance your work with hidden layers and depth.
These workshops are designed for writers of all levels of experience and no knowledge of mythology is required. All you need is paper and pen – and your imagination!
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ADAM WYETH is a poet, playwright and essayist with two books published. His critically acclaimed debut collection, Silent Music was Highly Commended by the Forward Poetry Prize. Adam’s second book, The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic Mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry contains poems from Ireland’s leading poets followed by sharp essays that unpack each poem and explore its Celtic mythological references. The book has been praised and welcomed by many universities.
Adam has had several plays produced in Ireland and Germany including Hang Up, which was adapted for the screen in 2014. In 2015, ‘An Evening of Adam Wyeth’ took place in Berlin, showcasing three of his plays. Adam has over ten years experience teaching and facilitating Creative Writing workshops in Ireland and abroad. He also runs a series of international on-line poetry and Creative Writing courses at Fish
Publishing and adamwyeth.com.
The Hidden World of Poetry