Writers Workshop – The Winding Path


The Winding Path Writing Workshop at Belfast Cathedral

Belfast Cathedral Writer in Residence Deirdre Cartmill will be running another writing workshop in the Cathedral’s Chapel of Unity on Saturday 13th November.

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 The Winding Path. 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. Reflect on how these pathways chime with the path you’re currently walking through life, and find out how to write from this deeper place.

There will be time set aside within the workshop to explore the Cathedral and its pathways and to be inspired by this beautiful space, its hidden corners 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 their 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 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 13th Nov 2021 11:00 - 13:30