Free writing workshops this April

Elaine Gaston. Credit: Hayley Madden for the Poetry Society

Spring Festival Free Writing Workshops

To celebrate this year’s Spring Festival, we’re holding two free writing workshops with Libraries NI in the Antrim area. Places are FREE but booking in advance is essential.


Elaine Gaston. Credit: Hayley Madden for the Poetry Society

Elaine Gaston.

Introduction to writing poetry workshop with Elaine Gaston
Ballymena Library
Saturday 18th April 2015 11am – 1pm

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” ― Robert Frost

Tip your toe in the water with this free workshop aimed at those new to writing poetry.

Whether you have written in other forms or you are brand new to writing, Elaine Gaston will introduce you to hands-on exercises to inspire your imagination in this interactive and informal workshop.

Suitable for writers of all ages and levels of experience. Bring a pen and plenty of paper.

Places limited. Free to attend but please book in advance.
To reserve a place please email Hilary@johnhewittsociety.org


Bernie McGill

Bernie McGill

Introduction to writing short stories workshop with Bernie McGill
Larne Library
Thursday 23rd April 6pm – 8pm

“Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.”  ― Neil Gaiman

Using practical exercises and writing techniques to help you combat the blank page, Bernie McGill will advise you on how to generate ideas and how to structure a compelling and engaging short story.

Suitable for writers of all ages and levels of experience. Bring a pen and plenty of paper.

Places limited. Free to attend but please book in advance.
To reserve a place please email Hilary@johnhewittsociety.org