How can writing about our experiences help us understand the world? Can the art of journalling transform our lives? 

Discover the answers to these questions as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Anne Frank’s famous diary with a journalling workshop. 

Writer and facilitator Jan Carson will guide you through the challenge of overcoming the blank page and show you how to channel your life experiences into prose full of meaning and value. 

All you need to bring is yourself and a notebook and pen. 

Please note this venue is inaccessible for wheelchair users and people with mobility challenges.

About The Author

Headshot of Author Jan Carson, a blond woman in a floral blouse stood in front of a wall of colourful graffiti

Jan Carson

Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in Belfast. Her first novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears, was published in 2014 to critical acclaim, followed by a short-story collection, Children’s Children (2016), and two flash fiction anthologies, Postcard Stories (2017) and Postcard Stories 2 (2020). Her second novel, The Fire Starters (2019), won the EU Prize for Literature and was shortlisted for the Dalkey Novel of the Year Award. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and on BBC Radio 3 and 4. She has won the Harper’s Bazaar short-story competition and has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award and the Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize. Darkly funny, highly inventive and deeply moving, her latest novel The Raptures is an unmissable novel of 2022. Jan specializes in running arts projects and events with older people, especially those living with dementia.