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Culture and Heritage Month – Culture Weekend

17 September 2022 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Saturday 17 September:

11am-1pm: SOLD OUT Writing workshop with Bernie McGill, CLICK HERE TO BOOK

As part of Culture Month, Cushendun Old Church Centre is hosting a writing workshop with author Bernie McGill. This will be a practical workshop on the everyday craft of writing with the aim of sparking ideas for new work. Prompts and exercises will be used.

Bernie McGill is the author of two novels: The Watch House* (nominated for the Ireland European Union Prize for Literature in 2019) and The Butterfly Cabinet (named by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes as his novel of the year in 2012). Her first collection of stories, Sleepwalkers, was shortlisted for the prestigious Edge Hill Prize in 2014. Her new short story collection, This Train is For, was published in June 2022 by No Alibis Press.

Bernie was Writing Fellow with the Royal Literary Fund (RLF) at Queen’s University, Belfast from 2018 to 2020. She is an Associate Fellow of the RLF and works as a Lector (for Reading Round at Coleraine Library) and Writing Facilitator for the organisation, and is a Writing Mentor with the Irish Writers’ Centre. She lives with her family in Portstewart.

3pm: Prose Readings with Bernie McGill , CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Music night – rescheduled to Friday 16 September

Sunday 18 September:

10am: Baby Disco, suitable for the 4s and under – Disco lights and Disney classics – a sensory morning for the little ones £4 Click here to book

3pm: Taster Dance workshop with Philip Johnston: An Introduction to Modern Dance: Exploring movement, space and individual creativity. £5 Click here to book.


17 September 2022
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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The Old Church Centre
1 Church Lane
Cushendun, BT44 0PS
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