Deirdre Cartmill

Deirdre Cartmill has published two poetry collections The Return of the Buffalo (Lagan Press, 2013) and Midnight Solo (Lagan Press, 2004). She received an Artists' Career Enhancement Scheme Award from the Arts Council in 2011 and spent a year affiliated with the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University. She received Literature Awards from the Arts Council in 2012, 2008, 2003 and 2000. She’s previously been shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award and been a finalist in the Scottish International Open Poetry Competition. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, magazines and journals. She holds an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing from Queen’s University. She’s been a Writer-in-Residence at the Belfast Book Festival 2011; An Creagan, Omagh; and MacNeice House, Belfast.

She’s also an award winning screenwriter and has written for film, television and radio. Her short film Two Little Boys was selected for the Belfast Film Festival 2013.

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