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Creative Writing Workshop at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy

24. October 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Creative Writing Workshop
Moyola Hall and Sensory Garden, Seamus Heaney HomePlace*

*Please note: this workshop will now take place online

Join facilitator Bernie McGill for a writing workshop in the Moyola Hall and Sensory Garden at HomePlace, Bellaghy, inspired by the work of Seamus Heaney. This will be a practical workshop on the everyday craft of writing with the aim of sparking ideas for new work. All levels of experience welcome from experienced writers to first-timers, poets and fiction writers alike. Participants will have the option to find a spot outdoors in the Sensory Garden to write, weather permitting, or at a social distance indoors in the Moyola Hall. Come with writing materials, prepared to write.

A hard backed notebook or clipboard may be useful for writing outdoors. Dress for the weather!

*Full social distancing and safety measures are in place and workshops will have specific guidelines to allow for maximum enjoyment and participant safety. Please Note: in order to send resource material for printing at home in advance of the workshop the facilitator will require participants’ email addresses*

Bernie McGill is the author of two novels: The Watch House (nominated for Ireland European Prize for Literature in 2019) and The Butterfly Cabinet (named by Julian Fellowes as his novel of the year in 2012). Her collection of short stories, Sleepwalkers, was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize in 2014. Her work has been published in the UK, the US and in translation in Italy and the Netherlands. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies Belfast Stories, The Long Gaze Back, The Glass Shore and Female Lines. She was Writing Fellow with the Royal Literary Fund at Queen’s University, Belfast from 2018-2020.

Book online or Tel. Seamus Heaney HomePlace on 028 7938 7444.



Seamus Heaney HomePlace
45 Main Street
Bellaghy, BT45 8HT United Kingdom
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