Roscommon Arts Centre - Poetry Explored:

Jane will facilitate three poetry workshops on 16 October, 26 & 27 November 2022, 11-1pm. Booking here

Burren Beo Winterage Festival 2022:

Jane and the Lake District farmer and writer James Rebanks will read from their work and discuss how farming & nature inspires and influences their life & literary work, Saturday 28th October 6.30pm, Corofin Community Centre. Booking here.

Dublin Book Festival 2022:

Wellness Walk: Poetry & Music at the Botanic Gardens - Jane and piper James Mahon will lead a walk in the Botanic Gardens, pausing along the way for music and poetry attuned to the remarkable biodiversity of the surroundings, Sunday 13 November at 11.30 am, National Botanic Gardens. Details and booking here

The Naturalist's Bookshelf - Jane will join nature photographer, Tina Claffey and naturalist Richard Nairn to discuss their favourite nature writers with author Paddy Woodworth, National Botanic Gardens, Sunday 13 November 2022 at 3pm. Details and booking here.


Recent Events

Age Friendly Ireland Creative Engagement Celebration: Jane gave a reading at the celebration ceremony for the completion of this six-county series of creativity workshops, 28 September 2022. 

Wicklow County Council: Jane read her poem, 'Fences' at the ceremony conferring the Freedom of Wicklow on Charlie Bird, 26 September 2022.

Poetry Business Digital Workshops: Jane facilitated a masterclass on the poetic line and a writing workshop for the Poetry Business in September 2022.

Culture Night 2022: Jane joined musicians Eamon Sweeney & Cormac Breatnach for a special concert of music and poetry in the Lexicon Library, Dun Laoghaire.

Shorelines Arts Festival 2022: Jane gave a reading with Vincent Woods & Rachael Hegarty and also facilitated a 'poetry for biodiversity' workshop, 17 September.

Group Analytic Society International (GASi) Summer School, Maynooth University July 2022: Jane gave a presentation exploring resonances across the practice and process of group analysis and poetry. 

John Hewitt Summer School 2022: Jane read at the Queering the Green event on the festival opening night, 25 June 2022.

Writing as Mindful Method: Jane gave a talk about reading & writing poetry at the Maynooth University Department of Adult & Community Education Summer School, June 2022.  

Life & Works of W.M. Letts (1882 - !972): Jane gave a talk about nature in the poetry of Winifred Letts - Tallaght Library, 9th June 2022.

Rural Writing Institute 2022: Jane joined James Rebanks and Kathryn Aalto for a workshop on 'Poetry & Walling' at a writing retreat on James' farm in the Lake District, June 1-5, 2022. 

University of Limerick Creative Writing Festival: Jane read alongside Emily Cullen (MESKELL UL-Fifty Poet in Residence) and Kayssie K at the UL Creative Writing Festival on Saturday May 21st 2022

The Story of a Rose: Jane joined US Botanical Gardens horticulturalist Adam Pyle to explore gardens & roses in a generative online poetry workshop - Thursday 19th May, 2022

Cultural Conversations - Contemporary Women's Voices & Protestant Imaginations: Jane joined Stacey Gregg & Wendy Erskine for a panel discussion organised by Across the Lines & chaired by Connal Parr in EastSide Arts, Belfast 7th May 2022.

Poetry Explored: Jane facilitate a series of writing workshops in the Roscommon Arts Centre 2022.

Poetry Day Ireland 2022: Jane gave a reading with Rosamund Taylor in Bray Library and later with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Mary O'Malley and Catherine Phil MacCarthy in Rathmines Library. Jane also read 'Pit Ponies of Glendasan' in the Eat The Storms 32 County Poetry Day podcast. 

Wellness Walks with poet Jane Clarke & piper James Mahon: Eight walks from November 2021 to February 2022 brought many people together in Wicklow woodlands to enjoy music, poetry and companionship. This is an initiative of the Wicklow County Council Culture Team under the Creative Ireland Programme and supported by Healthy Ireland, the Local Sports Development Partnership and the Rural Recreation Officer. There will be further walks in the summer of 2022. 

'Neighbours', Mermaid Theatre, Bray, March 2022: Jane performed with Sonamus and the Alchemy String Quintet at this special concert reflecting on the inception of the Irish border. Jane has written five new poems inspired by conversations with people from diverse communities on both sides of the border, courtesy of the Across the Lines peace-building programme in the Glen Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim. Elaine Agnew composed a newly commissioned piece of music inspired by one of these poems. 

The Breaking Ground: Wicklow Pioneering Women: Jane performed a newly commissioned poem inspired by Avril Deverell, one of the first women barristers in Ireland & the Uk who was called to the bar in November 1921. The event in the Whale Theatre, Greystones in November 2021 was part of the Wicklow County Council Decade of Centenaries programme.

Burren Winterage 2021: Jane read her poetry at this annual weekend celebrating & exploring the natural and cultural heritage of the Burren. She performed live with singer-songwriter John Faulkner and also participated in the iconic Burren Cattle Drive. 

Thy Harp Strung With Apollos Golden Hair: Jane joined musicians Eamon Sweeney, Cormac Breatnach, Siobhan Armstrong, Steve Cooney & Malachy Robinson for a special live concert of Irish harp music from the 17th & 18th centuries - September, 2021 in the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow. 

Speechless at Inch: Jane read at the online launch of Jim Caruth's new collection published by Smith|Doorstop, September 2021. You can watch the recording on YouTube here.

Culture Night 2021: Jane performed with poet Nell Regan and singer-songwriter Amy Barrett in Bray, Co. Wicklow 

Alchemy Music Summer Concerts: Jane performed with musicians Eamon Sweeney and Cormac Breatnach. The concert was be streamed on the Alchemy Music YouTube Channel on Saturday 31st July 2021 and is available to watch here

Departures, a new series of films by Dublin Book Festival explores the connection between landscape and artistic practice. In the first film released on 6 July 2021 Jane reads & discusses her work with Manchán Magan and Michael Fewer. You can watch it here.

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