International Literature Festival Dublin The Landscape of the Body

Focusing on the concept of the embodied voice and on the benefits of creative writing for holistic health and well-being, this two-hour session will facilitate an embodied, sensual, and meditative approach to voice and writing, supporting individuals and aspiring writers to break through habitual ways of writing and being, exploring and discovering while also nurturing a sense of safety, physical support, flow and ease.

Led by artist and facilitator Lani, you will draw on present and past experiences, memories and imagination, moment to moment, without expectation, and also on the work and writings of those who inspire us. Attendees are invited to bring along a yoga mat to the event. Lani O’Hanlon is a writer, dance artist, and somatic movement therapist. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and has been published in numerous leading anthologies and journals. She is a frequent contributor to RTÉ’s Sunday Miscellany. ‘Her work is both a cure for what ails us and a cure for language itself: like the best and the rarest of writers, she restores words to their full potency and power’ – Grace Wells

Deepening in the Landscape - The Molly Keane House 19th - 21st August 2022

For this ecological writing workshop, we will rest into the sensuality of the body in relationship with the land. Lani will lead embodied reflections through voice, sound, poetry and writing to quieten the mind and soothe the nervous system so we can listen deeply, write authentically and give voice to our inner and outer landscape through the senses.

This workshop is suitable for emerging and established writers. Dates;19th - 21st of August, three mornings, 10.00 – 1.30 Fee €250.00. Please copy/paste, fill out and return the booking form on the contact page and send it to Sinead at bank details are included.

Lani O' Hanlon is a writer, dance artist and somatic movement therapist. She has an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University and was selected for Poetry Ireland Introductions by Vona Groarke. Her writing is published in various journals and anthologies including Poetry (Chicago) Portland Review, Poetry Ireland, Poetry Wales, The Irish Times, Southward, The Stinging Fly, Orbis, Abridged, Mslexia, Vanguard’s 14, and A New Ulster; the anthologies, From the Plough to the Stars and Children of the Nation – Culture Matters, Staying Human – Bloodaxe, Pandemia – The Munster Literature Centre, Small Wonders – Dedalus, The Lea Green Down - Fiery Arrow, Reflection – The Irish Hospice Foundation, Washing Windows Too – Arlen House and she reads her work on RTE’s Sunday Miscellany. She is the author of Dancing the Rainbow, (Mercier Press) The Little Theatre (Artlinks) and she facilitates creative writing and movement workshops in the South East. Awards and commendations include; Hennessy New Irish Writing, The Bridport Prize, Dromineer and Poetry on the Lake.

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