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Local Events

This is where you will find out about local literary events being held in your area.

Do you know of, or are planning on holding any literary events that we are yet to feature here?

Then get in touch with the Get Writing Team at getwritingni@bbc.co.uk


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Island Arts Centre Literary Evening

In association with the John Hewitt Society and the Lisburn County Council

A literary evening at the Island Arts Centre in Lisburn with two new writers Bernie McGill & Olive Broderick.

7.30 pm, Thursday 24th November.

For more information visit the Island Arts Centre website

Libraries NI

Check out events happening in your local library

Libraries NI are hosting a variety of events including an evening of storytelling with Hugh Robinson, adult storytelling with Noel McMaster, Public Stroy Tellling and many more.

For a detailed listing of all events please go to the Libraries NI website.

CS Lewis Festival at the Linen Hall Library

CS Lewis Festival

As part of Celebrate Belfast’s CS Lewis Festival, the Linen Hall Library will display books from their special CS Lewis collection from 1st – 10th December. 

Workshops for schools
Monday 5th – Friday 9 th December, 10am – 11.30am, Admission Free
Drama workshops for P6 pupils on chapter six of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Public workshop
10th December 2011, 11am -12 pm, Admission Free
Linen Hall Library

To reserve a place at the workshops or for a detailed listing of the exhibition visit the Linen Hall Library website.

Out to Lunch Festival

January 4th - 29th, 2012

Out To Lunch Festival.

British and Irish Contemporary Poetry Conference

At The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, will take place from 15th to 17th September.

Key note speakers include Christopher Ricks: "The strength of Hill's unrelenting, unreconciling mind.", William Logan: "Lowell's Skunk: Heaney's Skunk", Angela Leighton: "Justifying Time in Contemporary Poetry".

For more details and to register online visit the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry website.

Authors LIVE

Authors Live is a series of live webcasts, presented in partnership with the Scottish Book Trust, featuring some of the biggest names writing books for children today.

The series began on Thursday 4 March 2010 - World Book Day - with two sessions featuring children's poet and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen.

To watch videos of the authors visit the Authors Live Website.

The Verbal Arts Centre

Find out about events and workshops happening at theVerbal Arts Centre' From young childrens workshops for example 'Digital Story telling' to adult opportunities such as literacy programmes.

The Book of Irish Writers

The Get Writing Team give you a chance to catch up with the special series of programmes aired on Radio Ulster's Arts Extra programme. The Book of Irish Writers promises to lead you on a journey from the methological age right up until the present day.

To begin listening to these programmes simply visit our Book of Irish Writers section.

Poetry Season

Let poetry into your life by journeying through the poetry season website. Learn about the nations favourite poets and cast your vote on your favourite. There are also exclusive video poetry guides from people's poet Ian McMillan.

Join stars including Michelle Ryan, Alex James, John Sergeant and Cerys Matthews as they reveal the poets and poetry they've always loved. In addition you can isten through a host of gems, all taken from over 40 years of BBC archive material.

To let a little more poetry into your life simply click here to visit the Poetry Season website.

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Have a read of some of the submissions by local NI writers and find out how to submit your work.

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Find out about publishing opportunities and local writing organisations in the resource section.

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Dont forget to visit the special Rhythm 'n' Rhyme showcase to read some of the brilliant work that was sent in for National Poetry Day.

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