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Walled Garden Writing Workshop with Bernie McGill at Aspects Festival, Bangor

25. September 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bangor Castle Walled Gardens

Join facilitator Bernie McGill for a writing workshop – indoors and out – that takes inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of Bangor Castle Walled Garden and Castle Grounds.

The workshop will offer prompts and writing exercises to spark ideas and develop work. Participants will have the option to find a spot outdoors to write (weather permitting) or at a social distance indoors in North Down Museum. The group will come together to share work.

All levels of experience welcome, from seasoned writers to first-timers, poets and fiction writers alike.
Suitable for ages 16+
Dress for the weather and in comfortable walking shoes and bring a hardback notebook for writing outdoors.
Full workshop details and booking at Aspects Festival.

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

Eílís Ní Dhuibhne and Evelyn Conlon in conversation with Bernie McGill
Later that day, join Bernie and acclaimed short story writers Eílís Ní Dhuibhne and Evelyn Conlon at Aspects Festival 2021 to talk about their new collections, Little Red and Other Stories and Moving About the Place, both published by Blackstaff Press. This event will take place on Saturday 25th September at 4.00pm at Bangor Castle. Event details and booking at Aspects Festival.


North Down Museum
Town Hall, The Castle
Bangor, BT20 4BT United Kingdom
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