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Local Writing Legends

Welcome to the Local Writing Legends section of Get Writing NI!

Here's where you can get inspiration from NI writers who never forgot their Ulster heritage.

You can delve into the history of some of the world's most famous scribers and Northern Ireland's best loved writers, with features on the likes of CS Lewis, Brian Moore and more.

Take up the chance to view photo galleries that highlight the pitfalls and prestige of key moments in their lives, events that have cemented their places as Local Writing Legends of Northern Ireland.

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CS Lewis

Read all about CS Lewis, the Ulsterman who declared that 'no-one loves the Hills of Down (or Donegal) more than I'.

Find out how he used the sights and sounds of the Northern Ireland he loved to create the magical land of Narnia!

Bernard MacLaverty

Find out how Bernard MacLaverty swapped his career as a lab technician in Queens for that of a Booker prize nominated author!

Brian Moore

An exploration of one of Ulster's exiled writers, the brilliant Brian Moore. Find out why he left Belfast at such an early age and discover what brought him back to Ireland in his writing.

Louis MacNeice

Find out more about the Ulster man who wrote some of the most beautiful and memorable lyrics of the last century.

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Writer's Showcase

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


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

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