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Established Local Writers

Deirdre Cartmill

Deirdre Cartmill was born in Moy, Co. Tyrone, and lives in Belfast , where she works as a television script editor for the BBC. She won the Claddagh Films Script Award in 2003 and was short listed for a Hennessey Award.

Deirdre initially studied Electronic Engineering before completing an M.A. (Dist) in Creative writing at Queens University, Belfast.

She published her first collection of poems, ‘Midnight Solo' in 2004, under local publisher Lagan Press.

Watch Deirdre talk about her writing, how she got her work published, her plans for the future and learn some of her top tips.

Scroll through the clip-strip below and click on a thumbnail to choose which of the four videos you want to watch in the media player.

Publications to Date Publications to Date

•  Midnight Solo

Deirdre's Top 3 Books Publications to Date

•  Writing Poems
Peter Sansom (1993)

"A fantastic all round introduction to poetry."


•  Getting into Poetry: A Readers' and Writers' Guide to the Poetry Scene
Paul Hyland (1992)

"The nuts and bolts...of writing for magazines and getting ready for readings - helpful, practical stuff like that."


•  Poetry in the Making: An Anthology of Poems and Programmes from "Listening and Writing"
Ted Hughes (1986)

"It's so inspirational!! It really shows you how to use your senses to create images."

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