C.P. Stewart has appeared at events and literary festivals, both local and further afield, such as The Troubador, London where he read as part of the Poems On The Underground festival.
Galway - Over The Edge Readings, Limerick - On The Nails Readings.
He has read at book and magazine launches in Galway, Trim, Aberdeen and York.
His poem, The Beadsman, is currently being studied as part of the Creative Writing Course at The National University of Ireland Maynooth.
Charlie is available for poetry readings and workshops for schools, colleges, poetry groups, writing groups, indeed any group or society who want to explore poetry!
Charlie regularly takes poetry classes and workshops at St. Martin's Ampleforth . Below are some reports written by members of St. Martin's Ampleforth Poetry Club and members of the staff.
Last week in ‘Poetry Club’ we were visited by a very special guest, Mr. Stewart. He is a poet and has had many of his poems published around the world. We had many questions to ask Mr Stewart, like who were his favourite writers and how long he had been writing. We were rewarded with interesting answers that gave us a real insight into his world. He then read us a few of his poems and ended the session by giving us a challenge of our own. We were told to write a three line poem, ending with the sentence, ‘Under the un- blinking moon’. It was tough, but I had a few ideas so it was okay. The session was an enjoyable one and so I hope we will have the privilege to meet Mr Stewart again.
By R. Wood - Year 7
Mr Stewart is a very amusing and interesting character. His poems are simple but ingenious. I particularly liked his poem, ‘Made in China’. He taught me a lot about poetic technique and opened my eyes to a whole new range of poets. The task he set us was so simple yet brilliant and he has changed the way I look at poetry.
By M. Toone -Year 8
It was a pleasure to welcome Charlie Stewart once more. The ability to craft poems and his explanation of the very personal process by which he chooses language and expression was well received by the senior forms. They responded maturely and sensitively to the opportunities to explore the themes of the poems. Charlie referred to himself as the ‘footballer’ while the teachers were likened to ‘team managers’. It was a subtle but effective analogy.
Charlie shared poems from his brand new volume of published poems, which inspired some thought-provoking poetry from the children themselves. Every pupil from Year 1 to Year 8 had written a poem the previous day, which our poet kindly read. He chose his favourite from each class and the talented writers were awarded a book token as a prize. Everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational day.