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Join the Royal Society of Literature and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the second edition of our hugely popular series, Northern Ireland Writers Day.

This time, we’ll be shining a spotlight on more of the outstanding writers and writing of Northern Ireland, hosted by award-winning writer and RSL Fellow Lucy Caldwell. A workshop, interview and panel discussion aim to inspire you to revisit, or discover, some of Northern Ireland’s most beloved literary figures.

At lunchtime, award-winning writers Lucy Caldwell (pictured) and Glenn Patterson, deliver a free hour-long workshop exploring the joys, possibilities and challenges of working across form. Open to all, whether you’ve recently started writing or are a master of your chosen genre, Lucy’s session will encourage you to experiment!

Born in Belfast in 1981, Lucy Caldwell FRSL is the award-winning author of four novels, several stage plays and radio dramas, and most recently two collections of short stories: Multitudes and Intimacies. Her latest novel These Days will be published by Faber in March 2022. She is also the editor of Being Various: New Irish Short Stories.

Glenn Patterson was born, and lives, in Belfast. A founding patron of Fighting Words Belfast, he is Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen's University, Belfast. He was the 2016 Heimbold Visiting Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University and before that, in 2013, Ireland Fund Artist-in-Residence at St Michael's College, University of Toronto.

This event will be streamed via Zoom Webinar. Workshop participants will not be visible on screen.

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27/10/2021 from  1:30 PM to  2:30 PM