‘The Winding Path’ Writing Workshop

Wednesday October 20th 2021

Deirdre Cartmill, Writer in Residence at Belfast Cathedral.

Deirdre Cartmill, Writer in Residence at Belfast Cathedral.

Belfast Cathedral Writer in Residence, Deirdre Cartmill, will be running a second writing workshop in the Cathedral’s Chapel of Unity on Saturday November 13 from 11am-1.30pm.

Everyone is welcome, whether a new writer or a seasoned professional.

The theme for the workshop is The Winding Path. There will be an opportunity to explore the Cathedral’s pathways, whether it’s walking among the hidden treasures of the ambulatory, stepping through the labyrinth, following the flow of the stained glass windows, uncovering the journeys beginning and the journeys ending, or the many pilgrims’ journeys remembered here. Participants can reflect on how these pathways chime with the path they are currently walking through life, and find out how to write from this deeper place.

There is also the potential for some of the work produced to be shared on the Cathedral’s website and across their social media.

The cost is £15/£12 (you decide what you can afford). There is free car parking at the Cathedral for attendees. Places are limited so please book early by emailing admin@belfastcathedral.org or by calling the Cathedral on 028 9032 8332. Please visit the Cathedral website for Covid safety regulations.

About Deirdre Cartmill:

Deirdre Cartmill is an award-winning poet, writer and screenwriter. She has published two poetry collections with Lagan Press, The Return of the Buffalo and Midnight Solo.

She was Monaghan County Libraries Writer in Residence 2020 and has previously been IWC Roaming Writer in Residence, IWC Community Writer in Residence with Women’s Aid, and joint Artist in Residence at the Belfast International Arts Festival. She co-commissioned and curated Ireland’s first poetry jukebox which is now a permanent installation in Belfast. She is one of the originating artists on the collaborative project Bridging the Silence – a poetic audio walk and installation shown on pedestrian bridges which gives a voice to survivors of abuse and political violence.

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