Prophets, Makers and Risk Takers returns in 2022

'Prophets, Makers and Risk Takers: A Showcase of Writing from Northern Ireland' is a 2-day festival that brings leading writers in Northern Ireland together, in person and online, to share their ideas and skills with emerging writers, and to promote the best of Northern Irish writing across the world.
Curated by writer Jan Carson this 2-day hybrid event will take place in-person at Accidental Theatre in Belfast and online. This will be the 3rd edition of Prophets, Makers and Risk Takers and we continue in our desire to be useful to writers and the literature sector in Northern Ireland through skills development, connection and promotion. We hope that the event will show the breadth of talent that Northern Ireland has to offer and will give representatives from UK and international festivals, and global networks, an opportunity to sit at the table and take note.
The Keynote Address will be delivered by Dr Caroline Magennis, and participants will include writers Myra Zepf, Maria McManus, Bernie McGill, Reggie Chamberlain King, Olivia Fitzsimons, Sue Divin, Sam Thompson, Sheena Wilkinson, Finn Kennedy, Cat Brogan, Emily DeDakis, Aislinn Clarke, James Patterson and Kerri ní Dochartaigh  with representatives from the Irish Writers Centre, Extra Teeth, Storyline Literary Agency, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Tramp Press, The Tangerine Magazine, Literature Ireland, Cúirt International Festival of Literature, EFACIS, the National Centre for Writing, Cove Park and Cheltenham Literature Festival.
On Wednesday evening the Irish Secretariat will host the launch of Queering the Green by Paul Maddern; on Thursday evening The Heaney Centre will host a showcase of new prose fiction at The Great Hall, Queens University Belfast.
Supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council
Dates: Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th March 2022
Locations: Accidental Theatre (In-Person) and Online
Price: From £10