A bud in the forest at midnight – Poetry as Meditation with Lani O’ Hanlon

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As part of the exciting programme for Poetry Town DungarvanWaterford Council Arts Office is now inviting applications from adults who would like to attend online sessions with poet Lani O’ Hanlon.

Lani will host two online sessions entitled, ‘A bud in the forest at midnight’, Poetry as Meditation on Tuesday 14th September at 7pm and on Wednesday 15th September at 11am.

Each session will last for approximately one hour and are free of charge to selected applicants.

Places are very limited – please email your contact details (including your postal address) to morgan@waterfordcouncil.ie by 12pm on Monday 6th September 2021.


Author of Dancing the Rainbow Holistic Well-Being through Movement and The Little Theatre poetry chapbook, Lani O’ Hanlon is an experienced group facilitator, writer and movement artist/therapist working in Arts and Health with WHAT and with Grace Wells and Waterford City and County Arts Office developing Inspirational writing workshops in the Landscape and The Sacred Wild and The Molly Keane Writers Retreats.

She has an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University and her work has been published widely in various literary magazines and anthologies; including Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, Mslexia, Orbis, Southword, Vanguard and the anthologies Pandemia from the Munster Literature Centre, and Staying Human, Bloodaxe. Her writing is broadcast regularly on RTE’s Sunday Miscellany and she was one of Poetry Ireland’s Introductory poets in 2020.  Her writing has won or been highly commended for a number of awards including; The Hennessey New Irish Writing, The Bridport Prize, Poetry on the Lake, The Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair and with Film Director Fiona Aryan’s Virginia gave me Roses which won the 2019 International IndieCork / Ó Bhéal prize for best Poetry-Film and was featured in the Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin in 2020.

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