Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Cushendun Writing Workshop and Trail

24. July 2021 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join Bernie McGill for a writing workshop with a difference, featuring a walking trail exploring the literary links in Cushendun


As part of our Causeway Creative Trails exploring culture and arts across the borough, join facilitator Bernie McGill for a writing workshop with a difference, featuring a walking trail that explores the literary links in the historic conservation village of Cushendun. The workshop will offer prompts and writing exercises to initiate ideas and will use as inspiration the work of writers with associations with the village including Louis MacNeice, Moira O’Neill and John Masefield. Participants will have the option to find a spot outdoors to write, weather permitting, or at a social distance indoors in the beautifully refurbished Old Church Centre. The group will come together to share work.

  • Dress for the weather and in comfortable walking shoes and bring writing materials.
  • There are a number of places in the village available for lunch, or bring a packed lunch along.
  • Meet at Cushendun Old Church at 10.30am.

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 Language, 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. Her new short story collection This Train is For will be published by No Alibis Press in 2022.

Book via Flowerfield Arts Centre.


Old Church Centre, Cushendun
1 Church Lane
Cushendun, BT44 0PG United Kingdom
+ Google Map


Causeway Coast & Glens Arts Service