Writing and Community: Ideas of Place -- Community writing workshops and performance event funded by the Big Lottery

Litvack, L. (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition


This project was funded by the Big Lottery, through their ‘Culture for All’ funding stream, established in the wake of the Derry/Londonderry City of Culture Programme 2013. It was run through the School of English at Queen’s University, and aims to bring people together to enjoy writing specifically on the theme of ‘place’. This can mean the country or community we live in; it can mean the place we call home; it can refer to both urban and rural environments; it can also mean the place where we feel most comfortable, or the place where we feel most challenged. Our participants explored ideas about belonging, while enhancing their verbal expression, and sharing their work with other like-minded people. Writing is a powerful tool for evoking emotions; by learning, discussing, and 'doing', participants gained an understanding of how it is possible to express strong, honest feelings about belonging, identity, and purpose.
Period09 Sep 201408 Jun 2015
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational