This is FionaO’s Newsletter, about last year’s courses Northern Soul (not the groove thing) and Keep Her Lit. Writing the Troubles facilitated by Fiona O'Rourke
What people are saying...
On a par with the module I took on the Troubles in Trinity College Dublin as part of my BA in Irish Studies. Anne McDonald, coach, poet, writer & spoken word artist
Rosaline Callaghan, an emerging writer and poet from Derry / Donegal talks about her experience of the course in her blog and how it gave her permission to write.
I want to say thank you for Northern Soul and to let you know it has had a significant impact on my writing. Read more about Rosemary's experience in Permission to Write
Link to a memoir by Mary Minihan written during Northern Soul Remembering Omagh by Mary Minihan in The Irish Times
Northern Soul with Irish Writers Centre Summer 2021. A course that explores how there is more than one experience of the Troubles. Valerie Bistany, Director at Irish Writers Centre attended week 6 for the Northern Soul Showcase. This writing community shared their poetry, short stories, novels & memoir written from exercises given on the course.
Want to Keep Her Lit?
A follow-up group Keep Her Lit met in November/December.
If you are interested in writing about the North of Ireland, please get in touch.