Frances Browne Literary FestivalThe Frances Browne Literary Festival host a Creative Writing Workshop with Annemarie Ní Churreáin in Ballybofey, Donegal on Saturday 15 October. ⁠

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This is a wonderful opportunity for writers to hone their skills, be inspired and get those creative juices running.⁠

Annemarie will also deliver the key-note speech at the Festival Launch in the Balor Arts Centre Ballybofey on Thursday 13th October at 8p.m.

Annemarie Ní Churreáin comes from the Donegal Gaeltacht. She is a recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award and co-recipient of the Markievicz Award. She has received literary fellowships from USA, Germany and Scotland and was Writer-in-Residence at NUI, Maynooth, and Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.  The Poison Glen which centres on the story of the lost or missing child is her first collection with The Gallery Press.

The 2022 Frances Browne Festival runs from 13th to 16th October. The festival is centred in Ballybofey-Stranorlar, with events happening across East Donegal. View the full festival programme.

About Frances Browne
Frances Browne, the Blind Poetess of Ulster, hails from Donegal’s Finn Valley, in the North West of Ireland. Her masterpiece, the children’s storybook “Granny’s Wonderful Chair” was a bestseller all over the world, but she also deserves to be remembered for her unswerving opposition to slavery and all sorts of injustice.

The Annual Frances Browne Literary Festival celebrates the legacy and spirit of Frances Browne. They work to bring not only Frances’s writing and astonishing life story to new generations but to celebrate the works of contemporary and modern writers who continue in her tradition.

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