NEI Digital Round Table 4
“Creative Writing: Towards a Pedagogy” reflects on aspects of both theory-driven and practice-driven creative writing teaching. This discussion of its pedagogy focuses on the role of creative writing, and that of the creative writer, in the academy and beyond, as Paul Perry puts it in the introduction to Beyond the Workshop: Creative Writing, Theory and Practice (Kingston UP, 2012).
📅 April 28th
🕤 14:00-15:30 Brazil/18:00-19:30 Ireland
💻 Live on PPGI UFSC YouTube Channel
*This event offers a certificate of attendance. Information about certificates will be given during the talk.
NEI Digital Round Tables aim to discuss aspects of research conducted by members of NEI (the Núcleo de Estudos Irlandeses of UFSC), in the field of Irish Studies, at undergraduate, MA, PhD and postdoctoral level, with scholars and artists from Ireland.
Paul Perry is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of several books of poetry and prose. A winner of the Hennessy Prize for Irish Literature, he is a poet, novelist, and screenwriter, and Associate Professor of Creative Writing at University College Dublin where he directs the Creative Writing Programme. A former Michener Fellow at the University of Miami, Cambor Fellow at the University of Houston, and Vice Chancellor Research Scholar at the University of Ulster, Paul has won numerous awards for his writing including the Hennessy Award for Literature, the Listowel Prize for Poetry, and The Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship. His poetry has appeared in: The Best American Poetry, and The Best Irish Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry, TLS, Granta, and The Irish Times. He edited The Best Irish Poetry, 2009 (Munster Literature Centre), and Beyond the Workshop, Creative Writing Theory and Pedagogy, (Kingston University Press, 2012.) As Karen Perry, he has co-authored, four best-selling novels, published by Penguin Random House, including Girl Unknown. His 6 books of poetry include Gunpowder Valentine: New and Selected Poems. And in 2019 his first children’s novel The Cyclops with Two Eyes was published. Paul also teaches on the MA, & MFA programmes in Creative Writing at UCD, and supervises at PhD level. He is a member of the RIA Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee. In 2021, his novel The Garden has been published by New Island Press, and has been described by Laureate for Irish Fiction as an ‘exceptional novel.’
Marina Carr’s plays to date are Ullaloo, 1989; Low in the Dark, 1991; The Mai, 1994; Portia Coughlan, 1996; By the Bog of Cats…, 1998; On Raftery’s Hill, 1999; Ariel, 2000; Woman and Scarecrow, 2004; The Cordelia Dream, 2006; Marble, 2007; 16 Possible Glimpses, 2009; Hecuba, 2015. Adaptations are Anna Karenina (adapted from Tolstoy’s novel), 2016, and Blood Wedding (a new version of Lorca’s play), 2019. Plays for children are Meat and Salt, 2003, and The Giant Blue Hand, 2007. Future projects include the premiere of Marina’s new play The Boy at the Abbey Theatre and a new adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, produced by Hatch Theatre Company and The Everyman in association with Pavilion Theatre and Cork Midsummer Festival.
Her work has been produced by The Abbey Theatre, The Gate, Druid, Landmark, The Royal Court, Wyndhams Theatre, The RSC, The Tricycle, The McCarter Theatre, San Diego Rep, Milwaukee Rep.
She is translated into many languages and produced around the world.
She also wrote a new, contemporary translation of Rigoletto for Opera Theatre Company, which toured Ireland in 2015, and wrote an original oratorio Mary Gordon as part of a commission for Wicklow County Council that brought together choirs from throughout County Wicklow with solo singers and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in November 2016.
Prizes include Windham-Campbell Prize 2017 for her body of work, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The American/Ireland Fund Award, The E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Macaulay Fellowship, The Puterbaugh Fellowship. She is a member of Aosdana.
She has taught at Trinity, at Villanova, and at Princeton. Currently she lectures in the English Department at Dublin City University.
She is published by the Gallery Press, Nick Hern Books and Faber & Faber.
Canadian poet Kathleen McCracken is the author of eight collections of poetry including Blue Light, Bay and College (Penumbra Press, 1991), which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 1992, and a bilingual English/Portuguese edition entitled Double Self Portrait with Mirror: New and Selected Poems (Editora Ex Machina, 2014), with translations by José Roberto O’Shea. She is the recipient of the University of Toronto Review’s Editor’s Choice Award for Poetry, the Anne Szumigalski Editor’s Prize, the Glebe House Harmony Community Trust Poetry Award and the 2017 Poetry Ireland/Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary. She was a finalist for the WB Yeats Society of New York Poetry Competition, the Montreal International Prize for Poetry, The Walrus Poetry Prize, the 2018 Grist Pro Forma Poetry Prize and the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize. In 2019, she won the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing. She has held several Ontario Arts Council awards and an Individual Artist Award from the Northern Ireland Arts Council. Her poems have appeared in The Malahat Review, Poetry Canada Review, Exile Quarterly, Poetry Ireland, The Shop, Revival, Abridged, New Orleans Review and Grain, and she has given readings in Canada, Ireland, Portugal, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States. Kathleen is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature at Ulster University in Northern Ireland.
George Alexandre Ayres de Menezes Mousinho is a professor at the Departamento de Língua e Literatura Estrangeiras at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. His current research involves the study of eschatological and post-apocalyptic literary and audiovisual narratives in science fiction. Academic interests include film theory, science fiction, adaptation studies, Gothic fiction, cultural studies, and creative writing, among other fields.
Alinne Fernandes is Vice-Coordinator of the Post-graduate Programme in English at UFSC; a permanent member of the Post-graduate Programme in Translation Studies; Vice-coordinator of NEI – the Núcleo de Estudos Irlandeses of UFSC; and the Coordinator of the Group of Research in Irish Studies at CNPq. She supervises research at MA and PhD level in the fields of Irish Studies, Women’s Writings and Translation Studies at PPGI and PGET/UFSC.
Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos is a permanent member of the Post-graduate Programme in English at UFSC, a founding member of the Núcleo de Estudos Irlandeses of UFSC, and an executive member of IASIL – The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. She supervises research projects at MA and PhD level in Irish Studies at PPGI/UFSC, and has published widely in this field.
Organizers: Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos, Alinne Fernandes, Maria Rita Viana, Eloísa Dall’Bello.