About Sylvia Cullen

Sylvia Cullen grew up in West Waterford. She studied Drama at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin and at the University of Sydney. She is currently working on several new writing commissions for publication, radio broadcast and podcast. Please click here for the latest updates

Sylvia was Writer-Facilitator for the award-winning Arts Ability Creative Writing Programme from 2006-2019, co-funded by The Arts Council. Working with adults in the area of Mental Health, she edited a number of publications of new writing including From the Hill of the Wild Berries and Climbing Mountains in our Minds.

With over twenty-five years’ experience in Arts Participation, Sylvia has enjoyed facilitating workshops for a variety of community groups around Ireland. These include Crushin Traveller Women’s Group, The National Museum at Collins Barracks, Bealtaine, Wexford Women’s Refuge, Creative Ireland, Women’s Aid, as well as a series of intergenerational workshops for the Gap Arts Festival.

Sylvia is a member of the Arts Council’s Writers-in-Prisons panel, working with Shelton Abbey Open Prison.

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