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Are you aged between 14 and 17 years of age and love to write?

...then join our exciting creative writing workshops designed exclusively for teenagers.


Discover your authentic voice, hone your storytelling skills and unleash your creative potential! 


Led by acclaimed writers Wayne O'Connor, whose mythical artistry has graced games and books, and award-winning wordsmith Niamh Mac Cabe, renowned for her captivating literary works, this young writers club, organised by Leitrim County Council's Arts office and Library Services, offer a vibrant platform to express yourself.

The programme consists of weekly workshops that take place from September to may, with session alternating between in-person and on-line formats. To ensure widespread access for young people throughout the county the in-person workshops will be held in various library branches across Leitrim.


In addition to workshops facilitated by our two leaders, we will also occasionally host specialist workshops by some of Ireland’s most renowned Young Adult authors. As members of this the Wild Words Young Writers Club, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to Wild Words publications and take part in special Wild Words events in Leitrim and elsewhere. 

How to get involved


If you would like to become involved, please follow the link below to tell us why you would like to join the group and submit a sample of your writing (max 500 words).

Further information


For more information contact Mary Blake, Leitrim County Council’s Children and Youth Arts Specialist at


Online via Zoom and in various Leitrim branch libraries.


First block of ten weekly workshops begins in Autumn 2023


€60 for block of 10 weekly workshops

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