Programme for 'Way With Words Wicklow' announced

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Leading Authors Michael Harding, Eoin McNamee, Adele O’Neill, Julie Parsons And Others Will Feature On The Programme For The “Way With Words, Wicklow”, A Pilot Literature Project For County Wicklow.

These Are Just Some Of The Writers And Poets Headed For Arklow And Blessington Libraries In The Coming Months To Give Free Readings, Talks And Writing Workshops For All Ages.

Others Included On The Programme, Which Has Just Been Announced, Are Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Michael Emberley, Peggie Gallagher, Joe Brennan, Oisín McGann, Catríona O’ Reilly, Moya Cannon, Jane Clarke And Úna-Minh Kavanagh.

The “Way With Words, Wicklow” Event Takes Place In Arklow And Blessington Libraries From March To May Of This Year.

Led By Nell Regan, Wicklow County Council Literature Curator, “Way With Words” Is A Wicklow County Council Initiative Supported By Creative Ireland, In Collaboration With Wicklow Arts Office And Library Services.

As Well As The Packed Programme Taking Place In The Libraries, Writers And Poets Will Be Out And About Visiting Men’s Sheds, Schools, Community Groups And Working With Creative Writing Groups All Over The County.

“Way With Words, Wicklow” Kicks Off With A Packed Day Of Free Events For Children And Teens In Blessington Library On Saturday, 3rd March.

Winner Of 10 CBI Book Of The Year Awards, Writer And Illustrator Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Author Of “Owl Bat Bat Owl” Along With Micheal Emberly, Author Of “Priscilla Gorilla” Whose Illustrations Have Been Voted Top Kids, Teachers And Parents Picks In The US For Many Years, Will Both Be Giving Workshops For Children From Ages 4-10.

Wexford Storyteller, Joe Brennan Will Entertain Families With A Fascinating Tales On Saturday, 3rd Of March.  Oisín Mc Gann, Multi Award-Winning Fantasy And Sci Fi Writer And Author Of Over 30 Books For Children And Young Adults, Will Give A Workshop For Teens On “How To Write A Graphic Novel”.

Highlights For Blessington In April And May Include The 2016 Irish Times Poetry Now Winner And Wicklow-Born Poet, Catríona O’Reilly, Reading On Saturday, 28th April While On Friday, 11th May Author And Irish Times Columnist, Michael Harding, Will Talk About The “Art Of The Memoir”. He Will Also Be Visiting The Local Men’s Shed To Swap Stories Over A Cup Of Tea.

“Way With Words” Concludes In Blessington On The 12th May With The Winner Of The 2017 Irish Independent Crime Book Of The Year Award, Julie Parsons In Conversation With Rose Barrett O’Donoghue.

In Arklow Library, “Way With Words” Will Run From 20-24 March, The Library Will Be Buzzing With Authors, Readers, Aspiring Writers And Illustrators Of All Ages.

Aspiring Writers Are Encouraged To Attend The First Workshop With A View To Setting Up A Creative Writing Group In Arklow Library. This Session Will Be Facilitated By Poet Jane Clarke On Tuesday 20thMarch.

“Way With Words” Will Officially Launch At Arklow Library At 6.30pm On Thursday 22nd March. Special Guest Michael Harding Will Discuss The “Art Of The Memoir” At 7.30pm. His Latest Book, “On Tuesdays I’m A Buddhist,” Was An Instant Bestseller.  Michael Will Also Be Visiting A Local Men’s Shed To Swap Stories Over A Cup Of Tea.

On Friday 23rd March At 1 O’clock, Local Author Adele O’Neill Will Read From Her Latest Thriller “Behind A Closed Door”.  Later On Friday Evening, The Winner Of The 2015 Kerry Group Novel Of The Year, Eoin McNamee, And Audrey Magee, The Wicklow Novelist Whose Debut Novel Was Shortlisted For The Bailey’s Women’s Prize For Fiction, Will Talk Books.  Join Them As They Each Recommend And Discuss Five Books For People To Read. “Recommend 10” Is A Must For All Readers And Would Also Make A Great Book Club Outing.

There Is A Range Of Exciting Children’s Events On Saturday, 24th March, Including A Children’s Storytelling Session With Wexford Native Joe Brennan And An Illustration Workshop For The Under-6’S With The Award-Winning Author Of The “Mad Grandad” Series, Oisín McGann.  Children’s Books Ireland Book Doctors Will Be In The Library All Morning Talking With Young Readers And Issuing Prescriptions For A Good Read. 

Poet Moya Cannon Will Facilitate An Open-Mike Session At 2 P.M. Which Will Include A Signed Poetry Recital By The Library’s Irish Sign Language Group.

Also, On Saturday 24th March, Multi Award-Winning Blogger, Travel Writer, Social Media Manager And U Magazine’s Social Activist 2017, Úna-Minh Kavanagh, Will Give A Workshop “Successful Blogging” For Teens.

All Events Are Free But Booking Is Required. Tickets Are Available At Eventbrite.Ie And In Both Arklow And Blessington Libraries. Contact Arklow Library: Tel 0402 39977 Or Blessington Library At 045 891740. Email [email protected] Or [email protected] Facebook: @WicklowWayWithWords Twitter: @WicklowWords



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