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Wild Words Young Writers is an exciting new project for young people in Leitrim aged 13 – 17.

 

Developed by Leitrim County Council’s Arts and Library Services, the programme of fun, creative sessions with Wayne O’Connor and Niamh Mac Cabe will run online on Wednesday evenings for eight weeks between March 3rd and May 5th.  

 

While the programme is primarily designed for all those teenagers in Leitrim that love creative writing to come together in one space, given that young people have missed out on so much this past year, it may have additional significance for those that want to hone their creative writing skills for exams that they may be sitting in the next couple of years.

 

Following this series of workshops, the project will continue in the Autumn and once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, workshops will be held in real venues as well as on-line when in addition to the writing workshops themselves, the group will also have the opportunity to publish their own work, to have renowned authors visit as guest tutors and to organise and take part in reading events for young people.

Where:

Online via Zoom

When:

Every Wednesday from March 3rd to May 5th from 7.30pm - 9pm (except March 17th and April 7th)

Cost:

Free, but places are limited and allocated based on application

The Wild Words Young Writers Group is a partnership project of Leitrim County Council’s Arts and Library services and the Reading Room Bookshop that evolved from the Wild Words Book Festival. It is funded by Leitrim County Council and the Arts Council. This series of eight workshops is funded by the Department of Health as part of the Government’s Healthy Ireland Fund administered by Pobal.