Irish Aid’s WorldWise Global School Programme 2014/15
“Our development education programmes aim to increase awareness and understanding of the rapidly changing, independent and unequal world in which we live”. Irish Aid
This year students are exploring global issues co-ordinated by Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools and funded by Irish Aid’s WorldWise Global Schools. The programme is funding six-week residency for weekly creative writing workshops. The students get a chance to engage imaginatively with the issues, and work creatively in a range of genres, including poetry, prose, drama, film, song and improvisation. The poet Seamus Cashman is facilitating a fiction and poetry workshop residency for the 2015 WorldWise Global School at Saint Macartan’s College
Seamus Cashman is a poet, a teacher, and publisher. He founded the highly respected Wolfhound Press, publishing fiction, poetry anthologies, cultural studies, photography, history etc, and literature for children. He has published some 200 writers with over 550 titles on his list. His most recent work is a book length poem entitled “The Sistene Gaze: I too begin with Scaffolding”, launched on 26 April 2015 at the Galway Cuirt International Literary Festival by Salmon Poetry.
Photo Students taking part in writing workshop with Poet Mr. Seamus Cashman and Co-Ordinators Mr. Mallon & Ms. Colreavy