Writing and Poetry Workshops

Cana House Six Week Spring Writing Workshops on Saturday mornings.
Saturday 31st Jan – Saturday 14 March. 10.30am – 12.30pm

A six week writing workshop will be facilitated by Kate Ennals on Saturday mornings 10.30am – 12.30am in Cana House (behind St Felim’s School) Farnham St, Cavan Town. The six week workshop will include discussion on writing and involve a range of different exercises: poetry, free writing, character development, plot work and dialogue. The poems/writing of each participant will be work shopped by the group.

The aim of the workshop is to stimulate different writing ideas and to work together. The workshop will be varied and hopefully challenging.

There will be a limit of 10 places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Cost €60 (to be paid at registration). The workshop is intended to be fun and constructive, providing local writers with ideas and characters that can be developed.

For further information and to register, contact Kate Ennals on 0863737847/facebook or email



A Focus on English and Irish Poets


Cana House Poetry Workshop
Cana House, Cavan
Saturday 31st Jan – Sat 28 March 2015
2pm – 4pm


An eight week Spring poetry workshop will be facilitated by Kate Ennals every Saturday afternoon from Saturday 31st Jan between 2pm and 4pm in Cana House (behind St Phelim’s School) Farnham St, Cavan Town.


The  Spring workshop will discuss specific English and Irish poets each week and on alternate weeks we will workshop the participant’s poems arising from an assignment.  The workshop will share views and ideas about the poems. Each week Kate will provide poems for discussion. Poets to be discussed include early English poets (the romantics: Shelley, Shakespeare, Wordsworth), Northern Irish Poets, 20th century Irish poets, the English eccentrics (Auden, Larkin), present day Irish poets, and English Poet Laureates.


The aim is to bring together local poets/writers to stimulate discussion and develop their work and thinking about poetry.  The workshop will be informal and relaxed. Participants do not need to have read poetry in the past. It will be a shared and learning experience. The fourth edition of The Cana House poetry pamphlet will be published at the end of the workshop.


The cost is €80 (to be paid at registration). There will be a limit of 10 participants allocated on a first come, first served basis. For further information and to register, contact Kate Ennals on facebook or email


Kate Ennals completed the MA in Writing in NUI Galway in 2013. She currently runs poetry and writing workshops in Cavan. Kate is also running a new pilot project, At The Edge, Cavan, a literary reading evening and open mic. Her blog can be found at
Kate has been published in Crannog, Skylight 47, Burning Bush 2, in The Galway Review, Ropes, Boyne Berries, and North West Words. She was shortlisted last year in the Doolin Short Story competition, Claremorris Drama Fringe Festival and the Jonathan Swift, Battle of the Books Festival in Trim. She has published a novella, Slainté, on Amazon.




12 Jan 2015