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Stories Made Real, a One Day Writing Workshop with Bernie McGill at Ballyeamon Barn, Cushendall

22. April 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Ben Okri, in his essay ‘The Joys of Storytelling’* has written about how important story has always been in our lives, how the great storytellers kept the darkness at bay from around the fire, how they made the stories real to their listeners. Too often we overlook the importance of concrete, everyday, ‘real’ imagery in writing – we think we need to write about the exotic, about what is outside of our own experience, when what we need to do, I think, is examine our own lives, and see what we can use from that.

A practical one-day workshop on the everyday craft of writing at the home of international storyteller Liz Weir. All levels of experience welcome. Come prepared to write. Cost includes lunch at the barn.

To book please contact Liz Weir liz@lizweir.net

*published in A Way of Being Free (Phoenix, London, 2002)


22. April 2018
10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Ballyeamon Barn
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Ballyeamon Barn
127 Ballyeamon Road, Cushendall
Ballymena, Antrim BT44 0QP United Kingdom
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