Edge Hill’s Creative Writing lecturer Billy Cowan, who’s first play Smilin’ Through was set on the eve of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), was asked by the Irish Times to contribute an article about the play, his thoughts on the GFA, and his experiences of growing up during the ‘Troubles’ for the GFA’s 20th anniversary on April 10th 2018. Here is the article;

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/as-a-gay-man-escaping-the-north-was-a-matter-of-life-and-death-1.3445701