A Sensual Life with Lani O'Hanlon
The Arts Office, Waterford City and County Council in association with
the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore and the Keep Well Campaign presents
A SENSUAL LIFE
With Lani O’ Hanlon, writer, poet and movement therapist
Creative writing for health and well-being on every level, for those of you who would like to begin or have already set out on your writing journey.
Over five weeks we will explore memories of people, place, things and the natural world through the body and the senses, creating memoir, poetry and stories gently and effortlessly, using a combination of body-focused meditation and writing prompts.
We will share our writing giving gentle feedback and encouragement.
This five-week course, two hours weekly (with breaks) on Zoom begins on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 and for the four subsequent Tuesdays to a total of five sessions. Time to be confirmed but please indicate if you would prefer a daytime or evening session.
We are offering FREE places to people based within Waterford City and County Council’s administrative area. As places are limited, your expression of interest will form the basis for selection. No correspondence will be entered into regarding decisions. If there is capacity with places, people from outside the county can apply for a place and the fee is €175.
A commitment to attend each session is necessary for the groups’ well-being supported by the facilitator. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS COURSE UNLESS YOU CAN FULLY COMMIT TO IT.
Expressions of interest must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Monday 8th March 2021 at noon.
Making a submission indicates that you give permission to share your contact details with the facilitator for the purposes of contacting you for the online sessions.
Author of Dancing the Rainbow Holistic Well-Being through Movement and The Little Theatre poetry chapbook, Lani O' Hanlon is an experienced group facilitator, writer and movement artist/therapist working in Arts and Health with WHAT and with Grace Wells and Waterford City and County Arts Office developing Inspirational writing workshops in the Landscape and The Sacred Wild and The Molly Keane Writers Retreats. She has an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University and her work has been published widely in various literary magazines and anthologies; including Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, Mslexia, Orbis, Southword, Vanguard and the anthologies Pandemia from the Munster Literature Centre, and Staying Human, Bloodaxe. Her writing is broadcast regularly on RTE's Sunday Miscellany and she was one of Poetry Ireland’s Introductory poets in 2020. Her writing has won or been highly commended for a number of awards including; The Hennessey New Irish Writing, The Bridport Prize, Poetry on the Lake, The Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair and with Film Director Fiona Aryan's Virginia gave me Roses which won the 2019 International IndieCork / Ó Bhéal prize for best Poetry-Film and was featured in the Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin in 2020.
With Lani O' Hanlon STORIES IN THE SAND August 21st - 23rd
STORIES IN THE SAND
I look up… and discover the sea
exactly the same blue I used to paint it
with my watercolours as a child.
Lani will be taking this popular August writing retreat outside, deepening our connection with the land and our bodies through a combination of somatic meditation and centring in nature, followed by embodied creative writing through the senses to create new writing in a gentle and effortless way, with some practical guidance on structure and craft.
This nurturing retreat will take place over three mornings beginning in the garden of The Molly Keane House and then moving outwards into the landscape in and around the seaside village of Ardmore and is suitable for emerging and more experienced writers.
There is also an opportunity for a fifty minute one-to-one consultation on your work with Lani on Zoom in the afternoons, Skype or on the phone.
All participants need to take responsibility for their own health and safety in respect of their ability to go walking and writing in the landscape and adhere to social distancing and national health guidelines. Please come prepared with rain gear, suitable footwear, a waterproof bag for notebook and pen, water and snacks.
We will begin as usual with coffee, tea and scones in the garden of The Molly Keane House at 9.30am and finish at 1.00 pm. Fee: €200.00 Places limited. Booking contact Alison email@example.com
There will be a limited number of bursaries from the Arts Office available for Waterford based participants details on our websites shortly.
Author of Dancing the Rainbow Holistic Well-Being through Movement (Mercier Press) and The Little Theatre poetry chapbook (Artlinks) Lani O' Hanlon is an experienced facilitator, writer and movement artist working in Arts and Health, and with poet Grace Wells and Waterford City and County Arts Office has developed a series of inspirations writing workshops in the landscape and ecological writing with The Sacred Wild. She has an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University and her work has been published widely in various literary magazines and anthologies; including Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, Mslexia, Orbis, Southword, Skylight, Abridged and broadcast on RTE's Sunday Miscellany. Her writing has won or been highly commended for a number of awards including; The Hennessey New Irish Writing, The Bridport Prize, Poetry on the Lake, The Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair and with Film Director Fiona Aryan's Virginia gave me Roses which won the 2019 International Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal prize for best Poetry-Film.