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Felicity McCall

Felicity McCall

Felicity McCall is a writer from Derry who began her career as a journalist and broadcaster with the BBC. She presented on radio and television for over 20 years, covering stories around the conflict in Northern Ireland, before stepping back from broadcasting to focus on writing full time. Since then, she has authored 22 published works, which include novels, non-fiction, play scripts, a graphic novel, and anthologies. Her work is often informed by interview research, and comments on social and environmental issues. She won the Tyrone Guthrie Award for scriptwriting in 2009. In 2019, she was involved in a peace and reconciliation project with Studio 2 / Greater Shantallow Community Arts, titled, Don’t Shoot My Wane, Shoot Me!. The same year, she acted as character Clare in the Sole Purpose play, She Wants to be a What?. Felicity McCall is a drama facilitator at Studio 2 in Derry. In 2011 she was awarded the Heritage Lottery Fund 'Best Heritage Project' for her play We Were Brothers which told the stories of World War One soldiers from Unionist and Nationalist backgrounds in Northern Ireland.

This archive contains a flyer relating to the launch of Felicity McCall's short story collection A Pitying of Doves (2011) and her novel Reckoning (2006), both published by Guildhall Press. It also contains flyers from her theatre productions; Agnes, Don't Shoot My Wane, Shoot Me!, Josef Locke, A Grand Adventure, First Response, and An Evening With Bette Middler. The archive also features extracts from Felicity McCall’s scripts, including: We Were Brothers, Agnes, Eve Ellie, Family Business, Josef Locke, Sofa Surfers, No Goodbyes, The First Call of Christmas, and War Cries. These scripts are available to view in full at the Linen Hall Library. 

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