Yvonne Cullen’s writing background ranges from poetry through screenwriting to vivid and poetically inflected social and cultural history. Her first book of poems Invitation to the air (Italics Press) won the American Ireland Fund Award at Listowel Writers’ Week. Her screen work has been awarded FilmBoard grants. She has had her work included in international and national anthologies. Her next book to appear will be, A Winter Quarters, a chronicle of a residential caravan park in West Dublin and a love song for Ireland’s vanished travelling shows.
Yvonne has been facilitating the development of new writers in Ireland for 23 years. Over this timeframe, her students have won and been short -listed for all of Ireland’s major new writing prizes, but not because Yvonne focuses her students narrowly on outcomes like this. What might better explain her effectiveness is this quote from writer and performer Abie Philbin Bowman: Yvonne’s aim: a happier, healthier relationship with your creativity. With this fostered, Yvonne can then go on to help you realise your creative potential whatever kind of writing journey you are on.
A longtime performing musician and creative event organiser – it is safe to expect the unexpected in one of Yvonne’s workshops.