Derry-Londonderry

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Coleraine: Waterstone’s Coleraine, 12.45pm – 1.30pm, 8 March. Discussion: ‘A Sense of Place’ [Chair: Margot McCuaig] Join Bernie McGill, Claire Savage and Margot McCuaig as they explore the ways in which landscape – particularly the North Antrim coast, Rathlin Island and its surrounding areas – presents a power and influence in creative writing. Bernie, Claire and Margot will read from their work and talk about the extent to which landscape influences plot and character, and how ‘place’ ‘reaches’ the reader.

ENTRY: £FREE *Both men and women welcome*
BOOKING: NOT REQUIRED

About Margot: Margot is a storyteller and published novelist. She writes, produces and directs award-winning documentary feature films. She also makes live television programmes as a producer and executive producer. She’s a mother and grandmother, sitting at the centre of an amazing family, and she lives in Glasgow, Scotland and Rathlin Island, Ireland; a beautiful city and an inspirational island.

 

About Bernie: Bernie McGill is novelist from Northern Ireland. In 2008 she won the Zoetrope: All- Story Short Fiction Award in the US, and her first novel The Butterfly Cabinet was published in 2011. She has also written for the theatre with The Weather Watchers and The Haunting of Helena Blunden. A contributor to The Long Gaze Back (New Island, 2015), her new novel is The Watch House, published by Tinder Press. Set on Rathlin Island at the turn of the nineteenth century, it is the story of Nuala Byrne, a woman caught between the apparent security of a traditional island life and the promise of other worlds glimpsed through the new technology of the wireless and a Marconi engineer who come to work on the north coast.

About Claire: Claire Savage published her debut children’s novel, Magical Masquerade, in April 2017, officially launching it at the Belfast Book Festival in June. Chosen as one of Lagan Online’s 12NOW (New Original Writers) for 2016/17, Claire also writes short stories and poetry, with various work published in literary journals. Claire has just received a grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s National Lottery funding as part of its Support for Individual Artists Programme (under the General Art Award Scheme). This will support her in her artistic production and promotion, drafting a second novel, and creating a support structure for the first.

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Coleraine : Waterstone’s Coleraine, 1.30pm – 3pm, 8 March. [Event Co-ordinator : Jane Talbot] Come along and listen to local writers read their work! Readers include: [tbc]
ENTRY: £FREE *Both men and women welcome*
BOOKING: NOT REQUIRED

Derry-Londonderry : Venue TBC, 7pm-10pm, 8 March. [Event Coordinators : The Literary Ladies] This event will be hosted by the Literary Ladies on behalf of Women Aloud NI. Some twenty women writers will gather to share and celebrate their work. Come along and join us for what promises to be a marvellous evening! [Readings will finish around 9pm and there will be a chance to network and socialise until 10pm] Readers include: [tbc]

AUDIENCE ENTRY: £FREE *Both men and women welcome*
BOOKING: NOT REQUIRED
REFRESHMENTS: Available for purchase