Events


Rural Writing Institute 2022: Jane will join James Rebanks for a workshop on Poetry & Dry Stone Walls at a four-day writing retreat on James' farm in the Lake District, June 1-5, 2022. Other guest speakers include Vanessa Kisuule, Amy Liptrot & Adam Nicholson.


Life & Works of W.M. Letts (1882 - !972): Jane will give a talk about nature in the poetry of Winifred Letts as part of a symposium about this important but overlooked poet - Tallaght Library, Thursday 9th June 2022, 2-5pm. Admission free


Poetry Explored: Jane will facilitate the fourth in a series of writing workshops in the Roscommon Arts Centre, June 12th 2022 from 11am-1pm.


Writing as Mindful Method: Jane will give a reading and discuss reading and writing poetry on 16th June, 10.30 - 12 noon at the Maynooth University Department of Adult & Community Education Summer School 2022.  


In Dreams Begins Responsibility, 28 July 2022: Jane will give the keynote address at the Group Analytic Society International (GASi) Summer School at Maynooth University. You'll find more details here.


Recent Events

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 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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