Workshops

AnnetteSkadewebAnnette Skade
Poetry Workshop for Adults
Castletownbere Library
11am – 1pm, 2 – 4pm, Saturday July 30
Admission: free, but limited to eight spaces (please book at info@bearaartsfestival.com)

Annette Skade is an award-winning poet whose first collection won the Cork Review Literary Manuscript Prize in 2012.
Participants are invited to bring one poem of their own. if they so wish, but experience is not required.

Choughs’ Nest at the Copper Mines

Soot wings buff onyx,
red legs tack air-acrobats
to marram grass.
Hidden caws strafe
the copper-shot pit.
A cup of shriking sound
yanks high-wire acts
back from the mine stack,
siren sky,
the pull of the tide.

Annette Skade (From T
himblerig)


JohnDwyerwebJohn Dwyer: Self-publishing Workshop
1pm, Wednesday August 3
Beara Community School, Castletownbere
Admission: free

As a young man, John Dwyer left Beara to pursue his love of travel. Over the years, he enjoyed adventures across the world. After settling back in Cork, he learned about digital publishing and published his first travel book, High Road to Tibet: Travels in China, Tibet, Nepal and India on Amazon. This was followed by Klondike House: Memories of an Irish Country Childhood. His latest release is Cape Town to Kruger: Backpacker Adventures in South Africa.

Dwyer regularly leads workshops on self-publishing.

Further information: www.johndwyerbooks.com


davidharmaxwebDavid Harmax
Music Composition for film
1-3pm Thursday August 4
Beara Community School, Castletownbere
Admission: free

David Harmax graduated with a BA in Music from Waterford Institute of Technology in 1999. In 2015, he was awarded first class honours in his MA degree in Scoring for Film and Visual Media from Pulse College, Dublin Institute of Technology. His tutors included international figures such as Richard Bellis, Derek Gleeson, Andy Hill, Greg Magee, Conrad Pope, Gary Schyman and Christopher Young.

Harmax composes scores with live recording techniques and/or virtual sampled instruments for film and media projects. He has also composed for public performance and recording environments for soloists and ensembles of up to 100 orchestral players. His scores for film include City of Roses, Point of No Return, Banjo and Blocked.

Further information: davidharmax.com