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Reading and Writing for Peace Project

Reading and Writing for Peace Project

Charmain Jones, CSI Officer with RCN has been approached by Leon Litvack from Queen’s University Belfast who is interested in running a creative peacebuilding programme in the Mid Tyrone area through Rural Community Network.

It is envisaged that this programme could take place at our offices (day or evening time) during the month of December or January 2014.

This project would include undertaking:

  • 3 reading and writing workshops, facilitated by specialists in writing (2 hours each), where participants learn about the Peace Palace and the works of Northern Irish writers (Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley etc) on the theme of peace and reconciliation.
  • The participants will also get an opportunity to write their own piece of poetry exploring what peace means to them.

After the workshops are completed, the participants works will be performed at a public event in Derry/Londonderry, with a post show discussion.

This is an extremely innovative and creative community relations project, therefore RCN are having an open  call for those interested, to register their names with Charmain. QUB is particularly interested to have younger participants in the 16 – 25 age bracket as well.

There would be 10 spaces available on a first come, first served basis and if there is enough interest, then it would be envisaged that this project would run in December/January.

Please email Charmain@ruralcommunitynetwork.org or ring 02886766670 to register your interest as soon as possible.

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