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Name
Seamus Cashman
County
Dublin
Genre
Poet
Sessions
Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop, Master Class
Age Group
8 - 18
Level
Primary, Post Primary
Languages
Works in English ONLY
Availability
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mornings, Afternoons
Travel
Yes

Publications/ repertoire/
productions & background experience

I compiled and edited the two key collections of poetry by Irish poets for children: [a] the now classic Historical Anthology: Irish Poems for Young People (with Bridie Quinn, Wolfhound Press 1975, and now in paperback); and [b] the award winning, Something beginning with P: New poems by Irish Poets (The O’Brien Press, 2004 hardback, 2007 paperback). My own poetry collections are for adults, but while I have had poems selected for inclusion in children’s anthologies, my primary poetry writing is adult, in collections such as That morning will Come (Salmon Poetry, 2007), Clowns & Acrobats (Wolfhound Press 2000) and Carnival (Monarchline, 1988). As a book publisher, I developed the very highly regarded children’s literary and general book list at Wolfhound Press over many years. I am a former chair and board member of Children’s Books Ireland.

I have substantial experience facilitating & tutoring creative writing in poetry, my primary interest, and in story writing, at both primary and second level. I have tutored international student workshops in poetry & story, both online & in classroom sessions, with Schools Across Borders (and also work with third level and adult groups).

Originally from Conna in County Cork, I worked in Ireland and Tanzania as a teacher before turning to book publishing and poetry writing. I studied at St Colman’s Fermoy, NUI Maynooth and UCC.

Session Details

My workshop sessions aim at guiding each individual towards releasing the imagination through discovering the wonders of language, and giving artistic expression to the individual’s experiences and ideas. I structure of sessions according to the needs of the particular group and the individuals within it.

Age Group Details

Children and students from fifth class age up to transition or final years at second level; also adults (including third level students, teachers, and ‘adult education’ groups).

Availability Details

General, including occasional weekends.

Address
98 Ardilaun, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin
Telephone
01-8462162
Email
scashman@eircom.net
Website
www.bookconsult.com
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