Community Workshops
Start Date Duration Time Slot
Saturday April 11th 6 Weeks 11am-2pm

Inverse is an exciting project for LGBTQ+ young people (17-20), kicking off on the 11 April 2015 at the Big Smoke Writing Factory. The project will feature an innovative programme of creative writing workshops, performance activities, an LGBTQ+ walking tour, and talks by high-profile guest LGBTQ+ writers.

Following on from a pilot project in 2013, Inverse will – over a core six week programme – enable a group of LGBTQ+ young people to create original pieces of creative writing, which they will have the opportunity to present in a public spoken word event as part of Dublin Pride in June, 2015.

The project will also feature talks by a range of high-profile writers, including novelists Denis Kehoe and Brian Finnegan, and playwright Sonya Kelly, author of The Wheelchair on my Face and this year’s runaway Fringe success, How to Keep an Alien. A tailored LGBTQ+ walking tour, led by the curator of the Irish Queer Archive, Tonie Walsh, will conclude the core six-week programme.

Inverse is an initiative which aims to provide young people, facing new and sometimes challenging realities, with the creative tools to negotiate them. It aims to generate positive narratives for LGBTQ+ young people, and to empower and strengthen LGBTQ+ identities.


Inverse is free for participants. This has been made possible by the kind support of Dublin City Council.


Participants under the age of 18 and their parents/guardians should fill out this registration form.

Email us at to book this course.


Check out the Inverse Blog.


Facilitators: Nathan O’Donnell (project coordinator), Nicole Rourke, Claire Hennessy