Writers Workshop – Forgotten Voices


Forgotten Voices Writing Workshop at Belfast Cathedral

St Anne’s Cathedral Writer in Residence, Deirdre Cartmill will be running a writing workshop in the Cathedral’s Chapel of Unity on Saturday 25th September.

Everyone is welcome. Whether you’re a new writer or a seasoned professional, this day of inspiration and practical guidance will rekindle your passion, and fire you up to get writing and keep writing.

The theme for the workshop is ‘Forgotten Voices’. We’ll start by uncovering your forgotten voice – the voice of the things you’re crying out to say, the voice of your forgotten hopes and dreams. Then we’ll explore other forgotten voices – voices from your past, the forgotten voices of your loved ones, or voices lost in history.

There will be time set aside within the workshop to explore the Cathedral and be inspired by this beautiful space. Uncover the forgotten voices hidden here, or simply find inspiration in its beauty, bustle, history and its atmosphere of peace and reflection. There is also the potential for some of the work produced to be shared on the Cathedral’s website and across social media.

This workshop will inspire, no matter what form you’re writing in – whether it’s poetry, prose or drama.

The cost is £15/£12, you decide what you can afford, there will be free car parking at the Cathedral for attendees. Places are limited to 12 so book early to ensure your place!

Bookings are taken through admin@belfastcathedral.org or by calling the Cathedral on 028 9032 8332. Please visit the Cathedral website for our COVID safety regulations.


Deirdre Cartmill Bio;

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 Womens 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.

Chapel of Unity Saturday 25th Sep 2021 11:00 - 13:30