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Creative Writing Workshop at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

17. July 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Join facilitator Bernie McGill for a writing workshop in the Moyola Hall and Sensory Garden at Seamus Heaney HomePlace. 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 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!

Limited places available. Book here.

Bernie McGill is the author of two novels: The Watch House (nominated for the Ireland European Union Prize for Literature in 2019) and The Butterfly Cabinet (named by Downton Abbey creator 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 Her Other LanguageBelfast 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. Her new collection of short stories, This Train is For, will be published by No Alibis Press in 2022.


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