Writer In Residence Programme

Hi, I’m Deirdre Cartmill. I’m an award-winning poet, writer and screenwriter based in Belfast, and I’m delighted to be the Monaghan County Libraries Writer in Residence.

As we can’t get together in libraries and school at the moment, I’m bringing my Residency online.

Over the coming months I’ll share some videos on writing tools and techniques. I’ll give you an insight into what it’s like to be a professional writer and I’ll show you what it’s like in my writer’s room. I’ll also answer some of your questions about writing.

Some of you will get the chance to work with me one to one. Keep an eye on this page for details of how to apply and who is eligible.

I’m also looking forward to working with primary school kids over the summer months, as part of the libraries’ The Summer Reading Challenge. Each week I’ll be giving you a writing prompt. You can send your writing in and I’ll pick one young writer each week to work with me one to one.

I’m looking forward to connecting and getting you writing.



Choose which of Deirdre’s Series you would like to view below:

Monday Musings

The Writer's Room

Short Story Tips for Children