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The Inaugural John O'Connor Writing School

The Inaugural John O'Connor Writing School

03 November - 06 November, Armagh

The Writing School taught programme offers students the opportunity to specialise in a genre of their choice from:-poetry, creative fiction, stage/screen, song, nonfiction and media (journalism,commercial and business, advertising, blogging).

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C.S. Lewis Festival 2016

18 November - 22 November, Belfast

Did you know that one of the world's most popular authors came from Belfast? Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898 and his time here influenced some of the most widely read books in the English language. So step through the wardrobe and...

Linen Hall Library Readathon

Linen Hall Library Readathon

04 November, Belfast

Following the success of last year's Readathon, The Linen Hall Library once again offers an open mic session for readers.

As a charity the Linen Hall depends on your donations to keep their doors open.

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Colum Sands, Songs of a Storyteller

17 November, Belfast

Colum Sands is a universal storyteller who draws on a long Irish tradition of poetic musicality to weave songs for the world.

He has performed around the world, confirming the universal appeal for the songs and stories with which he observes ...

The Female Line

The Female Line

18 November, Belfast

This marks the re-launch of The Female Line, the first anthology of women writers to come out of Northern Ireland (1985), this time as an eBook and archival resource.

Christmas Musical Evenings at the Castle

Christmas Musical Evenings at the Castle

02 December - 03 December, Co Down

Cappella Caeciliana will bring the magic of Christmas to Hillsborough Castle with a specially created programme of festive readings, poetry and choral music.


C.S. Lewis and the Island of His Birth

02 November - 30 November, Belfast

Presented by The Ulster Scots Agency, C.S. Lewis and the Island of his Birth exhibition reflects on the influence of Ulster Scots' roots on his life, writings and the characters within his stories.

Literature & Theatre

Northern Ireland has a world-renowned reputation in poetry and prose. From the works of Seamus Heaney, CS Lewis and Samuel Beckett - for such a small country, our influence is mighty. If you enjoy reading and losing yourself in a good book, writing poetry or experiencing the magic of where some of the world’s finest stories, and poetry comes from, then look no further than Northern Ireland.

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