Creative Lives celebrates the publication of a new poetry collection, created as part of our My Creative Life project

My Creative Life is a poetry and photography project celebrating voluntary creative groups across Northern Ireland. After a series of creative writing workshops in 2023, in February 2024 we launched a new poetry collection, Mostly Questions About Butterflies, at events at Donaghadee Library, the Black Box (Belfast), and Derry Central Library.

Mostly Questions About Butterflies includes 70 poems from My Creative Life participants, and was supported by: poetry facilitators Amy Louise Wyatt, Abby Oliveira, Colin Hassard, and Judith Lowans Thurley; publication designer and illustrator Elly Makem; and project photographer Bernie McAllister.

Many thanks to everyone who attended one of the three launch events, and congratulations to everyone involved in Mostly Questions About Butterflies!

My Creative Life was funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.