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  • Live in Leitrim.
  • Have access to the internet.
  • Have an internet connected device with working camera and microphone: laptop, desktop, phone, tablet.
  • Be available on Wednesday evenings from March 3rd and May 6th (except March 17th and April 7th).
  • Be aged between 13 and 17 years.
  • Have permission to take part from a parent or guardian.
  1. Write a short original piece of poetry or prose in response to one of these two images (Maximum length 300 words).
  2. Complete the online Application Form below.
  3. Upload your piece of writing to the online Application Form.
  4. Press Submit!​


  • While this series of workshops is an online event, it is anticipated that subsequent workshops would combine both online and real meet-ups as circumstances allow.

  • These workshops have limited places and so not everyone who applies can be offered a place this time round. However, if you indicate that you are happy for us to contact you, we will get in touch to let you know if additional places become available and about future Wild Words Young Writers Group workshops.

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.