Maria McManus

Poet, Dramatist
Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop, Master Class
Age Group
5 - 6, 7 - 10, 11-15, 16 - 18
Primary, Post Primary
Works in English ONLY
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mornings, Afternoons

Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience


2013 We Are Bone, Lagan Press

2010 Arts Council of England – Poet Casting

2009 The Cello Suites, Lagan Press

2006 Respect, Wheelworks (arts for children and young people) Photography & creative writing publication with Sonya Cromie (Whitefield) and Andy Bernt

2006 Reading the Dog, Lagan Press

2003 Poetry Introductions 1, Lagan Press

Plays/ Screen

2012/13 We Are Bone (adaptation of the sequence of poems Aill na Searrach/ The Leap of the Foals - script development) NI Screen Short Steps

2008 Bruised, with Maria Connolly, Stacey Gregg and Rosemary Jenkinson for Tinderbox Theatre Company

2005 The Blackout Show for Red lead Arts, with Marie Jones, Dan Gordon & Miche Doherty

2005 His n Hers, with Raymond Scannell, for Replay Theatre Company (TIE)

2004 Nowhere Harder Replay Theatre Company, Script Lab  - Rehearsed Reading (TIE)

Facilitation: I have facilitated creative writing workshops for Wheelworks, Arts Care, Community Arts Partnership, Arts Care, Ulster Youth Choir, Cavehill Primary School

Session Details

I prefer small groups when facilitating creative writing workshops and masterclasses, ideally groups of 6 – 8 work best with younger children and groups of maximum of 12 with teenagers. A reading and Q & A can be provided to larger groups of older pupils and tend to be suited to those in post-primary schools. I have good experience working with artists in other art forms, such as photography, visual arts and music and composition and particularly like sustained larger scale projects when possible.

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