Bernard Farrell (below) has written extensively for RTE and BBC television and radio. He is a prolific playwright with many of his plays staged at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. A member of Aosdána, he is the recipient of many awards and has also served on the Board of the Abbey. Bernard will direct the Writing for Theatre Workshop.
Q. Did you know from a young age that you would be a writer?
A. No, but I do know that from my middle teens (and almost unbeknownst to myself), I began to record experiences in notebooks, later keeping a diary and sometimes writing the dialogue of an argument that I had been engaged in… and lost! In fact, I always felt, at that time, that I wrote because I always lost arguments