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On Monday 26 September, alongside our friends over at Arts Council Northern Ireland (ACNI), we’ll be at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre for the third NI Writers Day!

Northern Ireland Writers Day is an opportunity to celebrate the writers of Northern Ireland and this year we will be focusing particularly on writing for stage and screen.

Playwright Bonnie Greer, FRSL will be leading an afternoon workshop and an evening panel discussion featuring Stacey Gregg and Fionnuala Kennedy.

We are so excited to be heading to Belfast in person this year and to be taking the stage at one of the city’s cultural landmarks, the Lyric Theatre. You’ll also be able to enjoy Northern Ireland Writers Day from afar via a live stream of the evening panel discussion.


Northern Ireland Writers Day: Playwriting Workshop with Bonnie Greer

‘I always think that a playwright must invent the theatre every time – that’s the job.’ Bonnie Greer

Join Bonnie Greer for this two hour playwriting workshop at the Lyric Theatre’s Naughton Studios.

This workshop will be a very special opportunity for twelve playwrights to hone their craft under the expert guidance of playwright, author and critic Bonnie Greer.  It’s suitable for writers of all levels of experience, from beginner to more advanced.

Participants will have the chance to read one of Bonnie Greer’s latest scripts and hear her insights from a life in theatre, having studied with David Mamet and Elaine Kazan, taught playwriting to students and formerly incarcerated women, and seen her plays performed to great acclaim around the world.

Applications for the workshop have now closed.


Northern Ireland Writers Day: Writing for Stage and Screen

Bonnie Greer leads a panel discussion on writing for stage and screen, featuring acclaimed Northern Irish writers Fionnuala Kennedy, Stacey Gregg and Paul McVeigh.

The panel will explore their reasons for writing for stage and screen; the similarities and differences, scope and limitations of the two. They will also consider how where they are from has influenced what they write.

Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

This event will be live streamed and RSL Members and Passholders can watch for free online. Public tickets can be booked here.