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Name
Edward Denniston
County
Waterford
Genre
Poet, Dramatist
Sessions
Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop, Drama Workshop
Age Group
10 - 18
Level
Primary, Post Primary
Languages
Works in English ONLY
Availability
Wednesday
Afternoons Only
Limited Availability
Travel
Yes

Publications/ repertoire/
productions & background experience

My two publications are The Point of Singing (Abbey Press, 1999), a short collection of poems, and Interacting - 50 Scripts (Russell House Publishing, 2007), a book of short, sometimes zany, drama scripts for experimentation and dramatic exploration.  I've also published in various journals in Ireland and England.  Some of my poems have been translated into French. Also: Eskimo Advice (ebook: edwarddenniston.com/ebook.html)

I've been doing poetry readings for quite a while and have done creative writing workshops for both adults and school children.  Mostly I've worked with the secondary level age group both in a school setting and as part of youth drama programmes.  I am particularly interested in using space and the natural environment as a starting point for both the writing of poems and the devising of dramatic situations.  Also, I'm very drawn to the place where dramatic performance and poetry meet.  I am a full-time teacher of English, Drama, and Media Studies.  Website: www.edwarddenniston.com

Session Details

For own work: up to 25-30

For drama workshops: 15 max

For writing workshops: 25-30

For workshops with individual feedback sessions: 15 max

Age Group Details

I prefer post primary but have worked with the older range of primary school, for both writing and drama workshops.

Address
11 Alder Grove, Mount Pleasant, Waterford
Telephone
051 855506/ 087 2713517
Email
eandgdenn@eircom.net
Website
www.edwarddenniston.com
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