Karen J McDonnell will facilitate a poetry workshop with a 5th class from Clarecastle National School. Karen is a published poet, most recently in Irish Times New Irish Writing, and special Irish editions of The North, and CoastToCoastToCoast. She has won several awards and has been listed in competitions, including 2018’s Anthony Cronin, and Bangor poetry competitions and the 2017 Robert Monteith, Poems for Patience, and Dermot Healy Poetry prizes. She has read at festivals and spoken word venues around Ireland, and on RTÉ’s Sunday Miscellany and the Poetry Programme. Awarded Tyrone Guthrie and Birr writers’ residencies, her debut poetry collection is This Little World (Doire Press).